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Topic # 119702 10-Jun-2013 22:53
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Hi there! First post here on geekzone but i have been a reader for a long time :)

I have just finished an upgrade on my home desktop computer system which is as follows

Gigabyte GA-Z87X OC Motherboard
Intel i7 4770k Haswell CPU
Windows 8 Professional OS
OCZ Vertex4 Agility 128gb Bootdrive
8GB Corsair Vengeance (4x2)
EVGA GTX560TI DS SC Graphics card.

I am getting very weird results in WPI which i know is a bad indicator but i'm sure it must mean something is not right and I can't figure it out

CPU - 5.0
Memory - 7.3
Graphics 7.5
Gaming Graphics 7.5
Hard Disk 7.9

Now I think something is not right here because my old processor (Core 2 Quad Q8200) used to score a 7.1 and the 4770K is lightyears ahead in terms of absolutely everything. The graphics ratings for some reason have also come down from 7.7 for both to 7.5. The SSD rating has gone up from 5.9 to 7.9 going from SATA to SATA3.

I have included a SS of CPU-Z and also a screenshot of WPI.

Any suggestions or ideas would be great

Thanks :)

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Mr Snotty
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  Reply # 833844 11-Jun-2013 00:16
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I honestly wouldn't worry about the Windows Experience Index. This is what my Core i5 scores:

It's vastly different each time I reinstall Windows.

In my opinion if it performs how you want it with gaming etc - you don't need a number to tell you that the CPU you've got is awesome.

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  Reply # 833854 11-Jun-2013 01:38
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I have:
4770K CPU
Sniper 5 Motherboard
32G RAM (Dominator Platinum RAM) (4*8G)
2* Samsung 840 Pro SSD (Raid 0)
Windows 8 Pro
Build in Video Card on Motherboard (upgraded soon)
900D Corsair Case.
There is no overlocking as of yet until I get the Watercooling installed properly.

and I get
CPU: 8.1
RAM: 8.1
Graphics: 5.9
Gaming Graphics: 6.6
Primary Hark Disk: 8.1

Whats letting it down the 6.X numbers of the Built in Graphics Card

Your numbers are pretty low regarding CPU/RAM. What kind of Memory Do you have?

One thing to note.. your Multiplier only shows x8.0 but mine shows x8.0 (8-39) to the Core Speed is Dynamic and it looks like yours is static and not  being able to run at 3.5G?

Note: just fixed up memory timing in Bios (XMP on) and Processor and Memory went up to 8.2


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  Reply # 834384 11-Jun-2013 18:37
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So after many hours or playing around and tweaking i finally decided to read the manual for my motherboard and found there is an OC Trigger Switch (TGR) this was set to 2 from factory when it needed to be set to 1.

In position 2 the processor ignores all bios settings and runs using the lowest core multiplier possible which in the case of the Haswell 4770k is 8 which resulted in my core speed of 800mhz.

In position 1 the processor functions according to the settings in the BIOS.

TL:DR: Anyone who buys a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard make sure you check the TGR switch is set to setting 1. Mine was set to setting 2 from factory.

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