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    I was wondering if you could have a quick look at my results and tell me if there is anything that seems out of the ordinary? My spec is as follows:

    Operating System: Windows XP
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2GHz 775
    MOBO Manufacturer: ABIT
    MOBO Model: Fatal1ty AA8XE Intel 925XE/ Intel ICH6R Express Chipset
    Memory: 2 x 1GB Crucial 240 pin PC4300 DDR2 533MHz
    Videocard: Gainward Bliss 7800GT PCX 512MB Goes like Hell Gamers Edition
    Audiocard: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Edition
    Hard-drive: Western Digital 2000JD 200GB SATA
    Optical Drives: Sony DVD RW DW-D22A/ Sony DVD-ROM DDU1615
    PSU: Xpro Silent 400W
    VDU: Sony HS75 17" LCD


    CPU - Integer Math - 100.65
    CPU - Floating Point Math - 294.78
    CPU - Find Prime Numbers - 169.75
    CPU - SSE/3DNow! - 1774.98
    CPU - Compression - 2686.03
    CPU - Encryption - 18.43
    CPU - Image Rotation - 379.16
    CPU - String Sorting - 1479.43
    Graphics 2D - Lines - 101.50
    Graphics 2D - Rectangles - 259.88
    Graphics 2D - Shapes - 27.17
    Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text - 227.23
    Graphics 2D - GUI - 191.62
    Graphics 3D - Simple - 1649.62
    Graphics 3D - Medium - 364.98
    Graphics 3D - Complex - 34.12
    Memory - Allocate Small Block - 1424.32
    Memory - Read Cached - 1867.10
    Memory - Read Uncached - 1770.79
    Memory - Write - 1255.90
    Memory - Large RAM - 485.60
    Disk - Sequential Read - 54.97
    Disk - Sequential Write - 55.59
    Disk - Random Seek + RW - 3.33
    CD - Read - 2.85
    CPU Mark - 542.53
    2D Graphics Mark - 621.83
    Memory Mark - 503.00
    Disk Mark - 411.86
    CD Mark - 349.16
    3D Graphics Mark - 655.65
    PassMark Rating - 516.55

    My mobo is basically designed for games so I expected some good scores in the 3D tests and was relatively happy with what I got. However, I am getting outperformed by apparently slower systems in certain tests. I have been struggling to run certain games, especially online ones and I was wondering if my data transfer results were a cause for concern? My computer is very slow at transferring fiiles between folders for example - slower even than my old XP1800 system in IDE mode! Could my SATA drivers have anything to do with this?

    Many thanks

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    The disk scores look OK. ~50MB/sec is quite respectable.

    If the system is slow copying files try turning off your virus checker while doing some tests copying some large files. If you do some tests, make sure you do it large files and repeat a few time. (to avoid caching effects).

    It is hard to comment on the issues with online games. The hardware so be fine for any current game. Are there error messages? Is it lagging? Does it crash? What type of internet connection do you have? What games have the problem? Did you contact the game manufacturer? Do you have the lastest video card device drivers?