Nestor

Are these results normal? Score 346

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Hi,

Just ran an overall test of my pc and below are the results.  Are these results inline with the hardware specs? I feel the laptop has significant lost performance over the last year.

I use it for work, spreadsheets, web applications, wire framing.

Thank you!

NovaBench Score: 346


7/28/2016 10:57:02
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
Intel Core i74600U 2.10GHz @ 2701 MHz
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

16290 MB System RAM (Score: 197)
- RAM Speed: 3986 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 114)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 40747812
- Integer Operations/Second: 80318348
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 219003

Graphics Tests (Score: 21)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 75

Hardware Tests (Score: 14)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 238 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 27 MB/s

 

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Your CPU is really underperforming. The CPU score alone should be in the high 300s.

First check that your laptop isn't overheating. It may need to be cleaned out

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Thank you, it does not seem to be overheating, are there any tools to actually measure or diagnose overheating?

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Yeah, there are a few. Try RealTemp or Open Hardware Monitor. Your processor's max temp is 100C, but you should aim for much lower than that under full load.

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Temperature seems ok, (see attached). I noticed something else, while running CPU-Z, the processor core speed never goes above 798 MHz. (attached)  I would expect this processor to go to 2.1 GHz.  Any advise on whether that is the issue or just another symptom of something else that is wrong with the machine?

open hardware monitor.pngcpu-z.png

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One thing that many people forget is that to run any benchmark your laptop needs to be plugin to ac power. Without it the cpu will throttle back most times.

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Tests were run on maximum performance, and with AC power on.

I tried a overclocking tool and after disabling the overheat protection the laptop regained performance. For some reason that setting was active and keeping the processor at 790 MHz, after disabling it the processor moved freely up to 30 GHz.

I contacted DELL, they sent a technician and changed the laptop board. Everything is back to normal after that.  Thanks

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