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Old 10-20-2009, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I've had this computer to close to a year now, and I have been trying to understand why it has been struggling to run games and other general tasks. I brought a graphics card with the intention of improving the performance, but it did not appear to do anything.

Comparing it against a similar machine in Performance Test 7, it seriously underperforms. Any suggestions or ideas? Is it because of the version of XP I am running? I have the feeling that I'm missing something quite obvious. Details are below. Thanks!

System Summary
Windows XP (32-bit)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+
2047 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
149GB HDD, 75GB HDD

System Information
System Name: COMPUTER_1
Operating System: Windows XP (32-bit)
Motherboard Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard Model: M2N-MX SE Plus
Motherboard Version: Rev x.xx
BIOS Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version: 0503
BIOS Release Date: 03/26/2008
Memory Information
Total Physical Memory: 2047 MB RAM
Available Physical Memory: 1423 MB RAM
Slot 1: DDR2, 2048MB, 800MHz
Slot 2: Not populated
Virtual Memory: C:\pagefile.sys (2046 MB)
CPU Information
Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+
Manufacturer: 1
Cores per CPU: 2
Hyperthreading: Not capable
Measured Speed: 2712.7 MHz
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 64 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 64 KB
L2 Cache Size: 2 x 512 KB
L3 Cache: (N/A)
Disk Information
Drive Letter (Number): C (Physical drive 0)
Model Number: ST380011A
Disk Size (Free space): 149.0 GBytes (23.2 GBytes)
Disk Cluster Size: 4 KBytes
File System: NTFS
Drive Letter (Number): D (Physical drive 0)
Model Number: ST380011A
Disk Size (Free space): 37.3 GBytes (3.4 GBytes)
Disk Cluster Size: 4 KBytes
File System: NTFS
Drive Letter (Number): E (Physical drive 0)
Model Number: ST380011A
Disk Size (Free space): 37.3 GBytes (195.9 MB)
Disk Cluster Size: 32 KBytes
File System: FAT32
Video Adapters
Description: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Chip Type: GeForce 9400 GT
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Memory: 512MB
Video BIOS: Version 62.94.4B.00.00
Driver Provider: NVIDIA
Driver Version: 6.14.11.9107
Driver Date: 9-27-2009
Monitor 1: 1024x768x32 85Hz (Primary monitor)

Test Name FOXCONN-A78AX-9400GT AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ 2601 BL6846 This Computer
CPU - Integer Math 290.0 38.0
CPU - Floating Point Math 903.7 217.9
CPU - Find Prime Numbers 272.2 50.8
CPU - Multimedia Instructions 8.2 1.5
CPU - Compression 1727.6 451.5
CPU - Encryption 8.1 1.8
CPU - Physics 73.2 17.6
CPU - String Sorting 1050.6 271.5
Graphics 2D - Solid Vectors 3.1 1.3
Graphics 2D - Transparent Vectors 3.0 1.1
Graphics 2D - Complex Vectors 92.0 20.9
Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text 76.6 33.5
Graphics 2D - Windows Interface 58.4 49.4
Graphics 2D - Image Filters 120.7 42.4
2D Graphics - Image Rendering 225.2 34.1
Graphics 3D - Simple 309.9 384.5
Graphics 3D - Medium 98.1 142.9
Graphics 3D - Complex 25.7 9.2
Graphics 3D - DirectX 10 1.5 -
Memory - Allocate Small Block 2903.9 486.5
Memory - Read Cached 1210.6 286.3
Memory - Read Uncached 1111.2 127.0
Memory - Write 1008.5 154.6
Memory - Large RAM 226.1 56.3
Disk - Sequential Read 45.2 52.3
Disk - Sequential Write 46.5 41.5
Disk - Random Seek + RW 2.7 3.6
CD - Read 3.2 -
CPU Mark 1632.0 327.7
2D Graphics Mark 363.9 134.8
Memory Mark 424.5 75.7
Disk Mark 341.3 352.2
CD Mark 392.5 -
3D Graphics Mark 229.7 279.5
PassMark Rating 735.7 204.2
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