Resolved Just did a Geekbench test on my 2011 MBP 2.2GHz, and... *UPDATE* (PROBLEM SOLVED)

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  1. fel10, Mar 7, 2011
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    I got a 7849 score :confused:

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    Yesterday I was getting over 10000, but now it went down to 7800. What does this mean???

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    There was nothing running in the background.

    UPDATE: Ok, I plugged my computer to the wall, to charge, and the score went back up to over 10000+. But yesterday I did it without it being plugged, and it still got a score of 10000+. Im :confused:

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    UPDATE 2: So apparently my 8GB RAM was the issue. I took my 8GB RAM out, and put the 4GB RAM that came with the computer. Now, Geekbench is showing the 10000+ score, even if my MBP is unplugged. So odd. :confused:

    Thanks everyone for the help. :D

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  2. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    It probably means a few of the physical cores busted and are no longer working. I would take it back to apple because you probably only have 2 or 3 working cores instead of 4.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Likely due to different temps. The turbo boost is what gives it such a high score to begin with, and turbo boost is very sensitive to CPU temperature. I'm guessing you likely did something that heated up the computer a bit before the second run. That also proves how artificial the high scores are. They can't be sustained for very long, so the lower score gives you a better idea of sustained performance. I'd try putting it to sleep for about 15 mins, then running it again immediately after waking it. I doubt that there is anything wrong with your computer.
     
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    Was Geekbench the only program running? Have you made any changes to the system?
     
  5. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, and no
     
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    lol

    check activity monitor, something was running :)
     
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    That you run geekbench too much :p

    Why are you running it on subsequent days, are you trying to optimise something?

    If you aren't just don't bother running it, the system will handle itself pretty well and leave you to get on with doing the tasks that you bought the computer for (I am assuming you bought it for more than bench marking it).
     
  8. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was just wondering why the score went down so drastically, when I just got the computer.
     
  9. EightmanVT macrumors member

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    It does seem odd - I'm still getting consistent mid 10k scores for mine (2.3GHz). Just reran it after reading this thread - and have several applications open. 10,512. Would be curious to see how the Apple Genius' would react if you come in and use lowered benchmark performance measurements as the reason. I wonder if they would be receptive.
     
  10. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Quick question. When u did the test, was ur computer plugged to the wall???
     
  11. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Quick question. Has anyone tried doing the test with their MBPs NOT plugged to the wall??? I'm only getting the 10000+ score when my MBP is charging or plugged to the wall.
     
  12. EightmanVT macrumors member

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    It was plugged into the wall yes. There's a setting, I believe, that you can change to keep it operating at full processing power, even under battery power. If you're still scoring in the 10,000's while plugged in - you have nothing to be concerned about. The 11,000 score above is a 64-bit result. My 64-bit result was 11513
     
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    Thanks for the reply. If its not too much hassle, could u do a test with ur MBP unplugged???
     
  14. EightmanVT macrumors member

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    Sure. Just did - and it was 10,455. Now - I could swear there was a setting that keeps processor performance the same as when plugged in. I just can't seem to locate it for some reason. When I do, I'll post back.
     
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    Thanks, appreciate it
     
  16. crazichik macrumors newbie

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    That's really odd. U should be getting the same or almost the same score wether ur MBP is plugged on not.
     
  17. EightmanVT macrumors member

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    Interesting. I had a Jan 2011 MBP - and I'm positive I remembered an Energy Saver setting that kept the processor at full power even while running off the battery. That setting doesn't seem to be available on this new MBP.
     
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    I think it's a processor-specific setting. Maybe the new i7s don't have it?
     
  20. crazichik macrumors newbie

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    Take it to a Apple Store, and tell them the problem. There might be something wrong with the processor.
     
  21. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    All MBP's run at full power plugged in or not. I don't know where people are getting this information.
     
  22. EightmanVT, Mar 7, 2011
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    No - The Energy Saver screen shot here is what I was referring to. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2490 If you click on the optimization dropdown - you'll see the difference.


    This page has more detailed information.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1446

    It also says that by default - MBP's after 2008 use the "better battery life option". I wonder if that applies to the brand new ones.
     
  23. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Yep, 10300-10500 unplugged. I got the 2.3 though.
     
  24. fel10 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do u guys think I should go to the Apple Store to have them check this?
     

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