Hi! I know this is an old topic but I have been pulling my hair off for some time. I have "performance" issues.
My configuration is:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE
Asus M4A78 PRO (AM2+ native) - BIOS 1701
4x1GB Kingston DDR2 1066 8500 CL7 240 - Pin DIMM
Power Supply Thermaltake 500W
Integrated ATI Radeon Mobility HD3200
HDD 500GB 7000rpm
I am getting low qualification on Windows7 rating. I have a friend with a Phenom (I) x4 9750 and he is getting 7.4 at CPU, but Im getting 6.9.
I have contacted Asus and after checked vendor's list for memory, CPU, BIOS Version, and nothing seems to be wrong. If I try to OC, it automatically crashes. Im not looking for an OC actually, its just strange that I cannot go over 3.0Ghz which is CPU's clock speed.
I have contacted AMD as well but no good answer was given... Is there anything I could do to improve my performance? Or is there something on my HW configuration that is negatively affecting it? Or perhaps a BIOS configuration that can improve it... It could be HW related (i.e. the 4X1GB is not the best option) or BIOS related (i.e. Mother does not take advantage of the full capacity of the CPU by setting everything to auto).
Here are three checks Asus asked me to do:
Power required 450watts needed vs 500watts
CPU on vendor's list + BIOS version
Memory on Vendor's list
Does anybody know what else I could do?
I just don't know where else to find...
Nicolas Manuel Ruiz
12:07 PM by