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XPS 8100 and the i5 750

I am just curious if anyone is experiencing an extremely slow CPU (i5 750.)

Dell is still investigating, but that could take weeks if not months.

I haven't looked in the BIOS yet.... Does Turbo Mode come enabled by default, or is this something we have to enable?

The built in WIn7 performance meter shows a proc rating of 2.9 which is extremely low for BRAND SPANKING NEW TECHNOLOGY. I understand that the Windows Experience Index score is not a legit benchmark but 2.9.... seriously??? Every other score is 7.2 or higher.

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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XPS 8100, Intel i5 750, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 640GB x 2 HDD RAID 1, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, BD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

XPS 710, Intel Core2 Duo E6600 (2.89 GHz), 4GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2 6400 at 667MHz (810 MHz), 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX, 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Windows Vista Ultimate x86, 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW, X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI Sound Card

XPS Gen 2, Intel P4 640, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 256MB BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT OC'd, 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Windows XP Home SP2, 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW, X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI Sound Card

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7- Gold

Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

Hi Spastik plastik,

I have the same system. I'll have to check when I get home. 

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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

Thank you for your reply.

I just checked the BIOS and turbo mode is enabled. I just ran the Win7 Performance test again and got 2.9. I can't figure it out.

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XPS 8100, Intel i5 750, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 640GB x 2 HDD RAID 1, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, BD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

XPS 710, Intel Core2 Duo E6600 (2.89 GHz), 4GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2 6400 at 667MHz (810 MHz), 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX, 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Windows Vista Ultimate x86, 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW, X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI Sound Card

XPS Gen 2, Intel P4 640, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 256MB BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT OC'd, 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Windows XP Home SP2, 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW, X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI Sound Card

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JMICHAEL
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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

There is definitely something not right.  Your WEI score should be much higher like you said.  Even my older Q6600 gets a 7.1 score in Windows 7.  You might want to download and run CPU-Z HERE (top left link) and see if the specs are what they should be for the i5-750.  I have turbo mode on which is a default setting on my motherboard, but it is not the same MB as you have.  I have 3 settings which are standard, turbo and extreme.  I don't know why Dell would take weeks to get back to you.  I would think they should have gone through the BIOS with you to make sure all your settings were correct.  However, most default settings should work correctly for you.

  • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
  • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

I have the i7-860 in my new XPS 8100 - it gets a 7.5. But my hard drive only gets 5.9. I think turbo enabled is the default.

Jeff

XPS 8100 i7-860(8MB Cache, 2.8GHz), 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz, 750GB SATA 3.0GB/s 16MB Cache, nVidia GeForce GTS2401GB GDDR3, Dell ST2310 Full HD Widescreen Monitor, AverMedia G2 Combo hybrid TV Tuner, dual 16x DVD+/- RW dbl layer, Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD, Running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. 

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JMICHAEL
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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

The highest any SATA hard drive can score is 5.9.  Only SSD drives can score higher.  Mine scores 5.9 also which is the lowest score I have but nothing to be concerned about. 

  • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
  • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

The highest any SATA hard drive can score is 5.9.  Only SSD drives can score higher. 

Thanks for the info. I know this score isn't a true benchmark but I was wondering about the score since this system is only a month or so old! I thought your score was higher because of the RAID configuration. I thought you had said that the lowest score was in the 7's aside from the processor.

Thanks.

Jeff

XPS 8100 i7-860(8MB Cache, 2.8GHz), 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz, 750GB SATA 3.0GB/s 16MB Cache, nVidia GeForce GTS2401GB GDDR3, Dell ST2310 Full HD Widescreen Monitor, AverMedia G2 Combo hybrid TV Tuner, dual 16x DVD+/- RW dbl layer, Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD, Running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. 

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7- Gold

Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

Ok, found it. I'm getting 7.3 for my processor and 5.9 for the drive.

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Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

Osprey4 - Which processor do you have?

Jeff

XPS 8100 i7-860(8MB Cache, 2.8GHz), 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz, 750GB SATA 3.0GB/s 16MB Cache, nVidia GeForce GTS2401GB GDDR3, Dell ST2310 Full HD Widescreen Monitor, AverMedia G2 Combo hybrid TV Tuner, dual 16x DVD+/- RW dbl layer, Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD, Running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. 

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7- Gold

Re: XPS 8100 and the i5 750

Sorry, it's the same one as the OP, i5-750.

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