Low Sandra scores......... need help

enginjon

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I have an Athlon 850 on a MSI K7T Pro 2-a. I have successfully unlocked the chip and am running it at 1000 (10*100). I am using the latest o/c bios (1.0b16). I using 1.85V core voltage. Everything runs fine and is stable as can be, no crashes at all. I decided hey, let's see how the sandra scores are. Now I had some old scores written down from before (when running at default speed, with bios v2.4) for reference purposes.

They were

CPU: 2371/1159
Multimedia: 4770/5265
Memory: 365/435

Now when running the scores come out as:

CPU: 2420/1183
Multimedia: 4984/5475
Memory: 391/462


These aren't even close to what a 1 ghz shows. I decided to try it back at 850. And its scores were even lower. (I don't have exact numbers but approx)
CPU: 2100/1050
Mult: 4600/5100

This just baffles me, I'm not sure why they are lower. I've tried both VIA 4in1 4.28 and 4.29 with no difference. Would the o/c bios make this much of a difference? I notice that now I get a tip (in one of the screenshots that follows) that processor utilization is too high. Nothing else is running though (I included task manager in the screenshot)

Does anyone have any tips for what I can do, or to figure out what might be wrong?




Here are the screenshots




I did however gain about 0.5 Mkeys/sec last night cracking RC5 than i did when it was at 850. 2.9Mkeys/sec----> 3.4Mkeys/sec. I did try reinstalling sandra with no difference in results.....maybe its just messed?
 

enginjon

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Thanks to anyone that tried to help, but I figured it out....it was my GAMEPAD!!!?? I never heard of such a problem, but sure enough, when I disabled it, up up up went my scores. Then when I enabled it, back down they went. I explain a little more detail here Thanks for your help, and any clues on why the gamepad would do that?