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    Default amd fx performance adjustment

    back in the day (fx-8150??) there was an 8 core that was a huge problem in it's interaction with windows

    i do remember there was a driver update that amd passed through windows update to improve on the performance

    my question is this
    besides over clocking, what all can we do to tailor and optimize the performance of the 8 core cpu's in a windows environment?

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    1) the msconfig start-up core selection from 1 changed to 8
    2) in nvidia control panel set the cpu to physix dedication
    3) windows updates up to date ( causes some programs to not work, ill make a different post on that)
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    5) eliminate unnecessary services, start-up programs & background programs (MASSIVE learning curve as to what to leave on and turn off)
    6) use programs like IO Bit game booster, and razor game booster (to both speed up, and learn what programs are running and not needed)

    so this is a short list i can think of off the top of my head (more to be edited in as i learn from you, and remember more later)
    but i am looking for me
    my pc does NOT perform as well as it should, and i need only to comprehend HOW to tune it
    once i get it straightened out to it's best possible performance THEN i will try to OC

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    Default Re: amd fx performance adjustment

    Your number two is incorrect. Set the PhysX to your GPU and not your CPU. This will improve any PHysX capable game's performance.
    As for number six,........IOBit game booster did nothing to improve my game performance. (it SAID it was doing so, but it wasn't) I have never used the Razor version and cannot speak to it's quality.

    AMD released two files that were supposed to boost Windows performance with their early Octo-Core CPU's but I understand that they're both already built into Windows update already. Their later CPUs have been updated too.

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    Default Re: amd fx performance adjustment

    The problem you are talking about mainly lies with the Intel majority share of the market. When an AMD 8 core is used in applications which are made to use multiple cores instead of single cores, there were major improvements in AMD models. In old benchmarks which put AMD behind Intel processors across the board, there is a lack of multi-core utilization. the reality of the Bulldozer series is that it was extremely powerful, even beating Intel at tasks using multiple cores. The only problem; Intel controls the market. with as many Intel processors out there as there are, it did not make enough sense to the people and companies making software to put in the extra time and money making them work with multiple cores better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    The problem you are talking about mainly lies with the Intel majority share of the market. When an AMD 8 core is used in applications which are made to use multiple cores instead of single cores, there were major improvements in AMD models. In old benchmarks which put AMD behind Intel processors across the board, there is a lack of multi-core utilization. the reality of the Bulldozer series is that it was extremely powerful, even beating Intel at tasks using multiple cores. The only problem; Intel controls the market. with as many Intel processors out there as there are, it did not make enough sense to the people and companies making software to put in the extra time and money making them work with multiple cores better.
    I agree that most programs are not optimally coded to use multiple cores properly. (and AMD style cores as well) My 2600K CPUs are quicker than my FX-8350 is, but they're all great PCs as I see it. I have a FX-4170 and a Phenom-II 980 Black on the shelf that I just bought motherboards for. Both of them are fine CPUs too. I plan to get them both working and then find a use for them. (or some charity that needs them)

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    im taking donations?
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    Default Re: amd fx performance adjustment

    No doubt about that. Even with the bad coding, AMD still makes very good processors which perform quite well regardless. Nowadays its all graphics cards anyway. Everything is hardware accelerated.

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    using a ram drive is always a good way to go to boost performance on any PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    No doubt about that. Even with the bad coding, AMD still makes very good processors which perform quite well regardless. Nowadays its all graphics cards anyway. Everything is hardware accelerated.
    A great GPU makes a world of difference. A RAM drive helps, and an SSD is makes a system go like hell. (even a SATA-II SSD speeds up a system immensely)

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    Default Re: amd fx performance adjustment

    this is the project machines current stats



    this is the 578p test
    if i use one every one else can to then we know it's tangerines to tengerines
    not apples to oranges to pumpkins

    i am going to re-visit the idea of a ram drive
    i looked into it a while back but for some reason i remember it being not feasible with my setup
    don't remember the details,,i have a habit of forgetting that what i do not find valuable

    EDIT : just installed ASRockXFastRAM , will reboot later an bench again

    one thing i am seeing as a VERY serious problem is that i have 2, 7500 rpm HD's in raid 0, and it is showing in the bench mark as only a 5200 rpm
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    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    this is the project machines current stats



    i am going to re-visit the idea of a ram drive
    i looked into it a while back but for some reason i remember it being not feasible with my setup
    don't remember the details,,i have a habit of forgetting that what i do not find valuable

    one thing i am seeing as a VERY serious problem is that i have 2, 7500 rpm HD's in raid 0, and it is showing in the bench mark as only a 5200 rpm
    Way too small to read, man.
    Usually with RAMdisks the problem is you take up too much of your RAM with the drive and your system is starved. It really only makes sense if you have 16 gigs of RAM and have a small RAM drive. Its preferred to have at least 32 for a good RAM drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Way too small to read, man.
    if you click on it you should be abble to zoom in and pan back and forth no???
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    Quote Originally Posted by calemus View Post
    if you click on it you should be abble to zoom in and pan back and forth no???
    Nope. 800 pixels wide fully zoomed in. Doesn't even make it across my little laptop's screen lol

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    i was actually not aware of that MSconfig option! lol I hate that I still know so little about my OS (windows 7) and it's already been out for how long now? I gotta stop slacking x-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    i was actually not aware of that MSconfig option! lol I hate that I still know so little about my OS (windows 7) and it's already been out for how long now? I gotta stop slacking x-)


    To make you feel a little worse, Msconfig has been an included since Windows 98. But has been around in some form since Windows 95! You have been slacking on an epic proportion! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    To make you feel a little worse, Msconfig has been an included since Windows 98. But has been around in some form since Windows 95! You have been slacking on an epic proportion! lol
    hey now I knew about msconfig as a whole! Just didn't pay much attention to it when I first discovered it as most of it really didn't seem to apply to my needs at the time x-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    hey now I knew about msconfig as a whole! Just didn't pay much attention to it when I first discovered it as most of it really didn't seem to apply to my needs at the time x-P

    i do believe Mgutierrez33 is refering to the specific option inside of msconfig>boot>advanced options> number of processors>select multicore
    not a lot of people know that is an option
    i love peoples reactions when they see me do that to their computers, then see the faster boot up time



    i always use the 750 (lowest test ) for my kitty bench
    the resolution my desktop (and all my games) is set to 1080
    the only FPS i can remember about the bench is the physix test in catzilla whene the fps hits 7
    yes SEVEN,,and thats the BEST case scenario. very disturbing


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