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New Rig Not Performing like it could - Help please!


New Member
Jul 19, 2008
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Processor AMD 9850 BE @ 2.83
Motherboard ASUS M3A32-MVP Delux
Cooling Air
Memory 4x 2048 Corsair Dominator 1066 @ 840
Video Card(s) ASUS ATI Radeon HD3870x2
Storage 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Display(s) SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Widescreen LCD Monitor
Case Thermaltake Armor+ VH6000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Power Supply Thermaltake 850w Toughpower psu
Software Vista Ultimate
So I finally decided to upgrade from my system that I built about 2-3 years ago. My new rig is listed in my Sig and I've done some basic tweeking in the BIOS for some simple Overclocking.

I've run some benchmark test with PC Mark06 and can never get this thing to hit over P9000. I'm going to attach both CPU-Z and GPU-Z screenshots for a bit more information, but any help that could be offered would be great. I know this rig is capable of much more then it's putting out, I just can't seem to get it to be stable past where it is now. During benchmarks, CPU temps have always been bellow 50c and GPU bellow 55c. I was considering going to a liquid cooled system, but I've got 3 more Thermaltake 120mm fans comming that will fit into the optional slots in the Armor+ case.

At one time I was able to get the Memory stable at 1066, but I can't seem to get back to that atm so I'm back to just running it at 800. Also I had the CPU at 3.10 stable but have backed it down until I do some more research. Thanks for your time reading this and for any advice that you can suggest. Just saw on the CPU the voltage didn't show up. It's currentlly set at 1.280v which is default.



New Member
Jul 24, 2008
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System Name Quad Damage
Processor AMD Phenom II x4 965
Motherboard MSI 785GM-E65
Cooling Thermaltake Contac 29
Memory DDR3 6gb 1533Mhz
Video Card(s) 9800gt (HD4200 for now)
Storage Seagate 250GB 7200RPM/Hitatchi 500GB
Display(s) Acer AL2216 22" (1680X1050)
Case Antec 300
Power Supply Corsair VX550W
Software Vista Home Premium 64bit
When you say your rig is not performing like it should what do you mean? In your post you just complain about poor overclocking.
Dec 23, 2007
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Omaha, NE
System Name The ShadowFold Draconis (Ordering soon)
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870
Cooling Stock
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB DDR3-1333
Video Card(s) XFX ATi Radeon HD 5850 1gb
Storage Western Digital 640gb
Display(s) Acer 21.5" 5ms Full HD 1920x1080P
Case Antec Nine-Hundred
Audio Device(s) Onboard + Creative "Fatal1ty" Headset
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts 650w
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Benchmark Scores -❶-❸-❸-❼-
Most 9850's dont go past 2.8ghz so your pretty lucky you got that far.


The Doctor is in the house
Jan 16, 2008
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Scotland (It rains alot)
System Name Rusky
Processor Intel Core i7 D0 3.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus P6T
Cooling Thermaltake Dark Knight
Memory 12GB Patriot Viper's 1866mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) GTX470 1280MB
Storage OCZ Summit 60GB + Samsung 1TB + Samsung 2TB
Display(s) Sharp Aquos L32X20E 1920 x 1080
Case Silverstone Raven RV01
Power Supply Corsair 650 Watt
Software Windows 7 x64
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06 - 18064 http://img.techpowerup.org/090720/Capture002.jpg
You haven't specified if it was slow in benchmarks or games.