Benchamarked MBP penryn 2.4 Dissapointment

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  1. ridehard macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Got my mbp for 2 weeks now.
    Installed Winxp 32bit throw boot camp.

    Ran 3dmark 2001se and got 19300 marks
    3dmark 06 got 3700 marks.

    So i saw that my score are low, and noticed that my gpu is under clocked.
    Went to nvidia site and saw the correct clock, and trow rivatuner overclocked to the correct nvidia clock ( temp is now 10º hotter).

    Got on 3dmark 2001 20k marks
    3dmark 06 3716 marks

    Still very low.

    Super Pi

    1m 41.625
    2m 1min 31

    Friend of mine running 2.4 memron, on win64bit

    1m 35s
    2m 52s

    Do you think that the cpu and also be under clocked ?
    Drivers ?

    I cannot understand the low performance. Clean boot, no running services or apps.
     
  2. ridehard thread starter macrumors member

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    Resolved.

    The mbp without the battery only on power supple runs at 1.2ghz.
    Put the batery in and started running at 2.4ghz.

    SuperPi for 1M : 21s
    3dmark 2001 29k
    3dmark 06 4154

    With only the battery mbp runs at 1.5ghz, but when needed goes to the 2.4ghz.

    Cannot understand why i need the battery in to get full performance.
     
  3. katorga macrumors regular

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    Tips for bootcamp

    Install RMclock or CHC to give you more control over CPU voltage. This can cut 5 deg C off the running temps. It seems to work fine for me.

    Install the modded Nvidia drivers for laptops, replacing the drivers supplied by Bootcamp.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Because the power supply may not be able to supply sufficient current to recharge your battery and run you MBP at full speed without the assistance of the battery itself.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305336
     
  5. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    Are tools like these safe in the long run ? Just curious.. messing around with CPU voltage (like I saw in some other thread) ... :(
     
  6. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    I understand the point of benchmarking, but I think the best way to determine what to do with your computer is to play some games on it and adjust as needed (I assume you are doing this to test how games will run). I played Crysis on High and got an updated video card driver (laptopvideo2go.com) and upgraded some other drivers. Runs perfect on high, didn't need to adjust CPU voltage or anything. Oh, and it cuts CPU speeds down with the battery unplugged to save power.
     
  7. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Does this mean that on a weak or drained battery, even if its plugged in, the notebook will not be able to run at full speed?

     
  8. ridehard thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, i actually used my mbp at a LAN without battery, so i was using 1.2ghz.

    Crysis i play at medium/high , the first 2 options at high (textures) and the rest medium, and get from 12 to 20 fps (normally 15).
    But seems that the first time i played at high it ran the same, maybe from the patch i installed.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Probably, but its only needed for short durations and in between the burst of speed the battery has a chance to recharge.
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Try it and see what happens. I'm pretty sure the underclock is not entirely based on the battery's condition but rather if there is a battery or not.
     
  11. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    From what I've heard, the important part is just to have a battery in there (and presumably not at 0%). The thing is that it's vastly underclocked just to be on the safe side--afterall a powerspike over what the AC normally provides with no battery=very bad.

    So yeah, keep the battery in...it'll still recharge while you're using it.
     

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