JME321hello the problem is you have is a weak cpu if you realy have Dell Precision T5600score sound normal for me a good gpu with a very weak cpu is a issue
ramseyrtHello, My Dell Precision T5600 has two Xeon E5-2665 CPUs. The Passmark score I'm getting for the CPU test is 14,000+. I just completed the MSI Afterburner Overclocking Scanner test and it shows my GPU clock running at 1920Mhz and a memory clock running at 4001Mhz. I also performed the EVGA Precision X1 VF Curve Tuner Test which showed the same 1920Mhz CPU and 4001Mhz memory values. I reran the Passmark 3D Mark test with the Afterburner application running in the background. The application did display the same 1920/4001 values during the test. I reran the Passmark 3D Mark test again, this time with the Task Manager running so I could watch the CPU utilization values. The CPU is barely used, less than 10% at any time during the test. Is there anything else I should be looking at? Thanks! Rob
ramseyrtHello Sajin, That is a very cool suggestion. I'm still not seeing the benchmark value I think I should be seeing but my overall values have all gone up. Anything else I could try? My "Balanced" power benchmark value was 7,015.8My "High Performance" power benchmark value is: 8,630 Cordially, Rob
ramseyrtHello, I've seen two comments so far on the performance of my CPU. I've run Task Manager while running the performance benchmark programs. I've never seen my CPU utilization go over maybe 5%. Wouldn't a slow/inadequate CPU be at 100% if it couldn't keep up with the video card? Thanks in advance, Rob
SajinramseyrtHello Sajin, That is a very cool suggestion. I'm still not seeing the benchmark value I think I should be seeing but my overall values have all gone up. Anything else I could try? My "Balanced" power benchmark value was 7,015.8My "High Performance" power benchmark value is: 8,630 Cordially, RobTry setting your power management mode inside the nvidia control panel to adaptive.
CraptacularOne Do you not realize that his 2.4Ghz CPUs from the year 2011 are what's causing his lower than expected results? He's using Sandy Bridge 32nm cores at 2.4Ghz if you haven't picked up on it yet. All the trouble shooting in the world isn't going to make them perform on par with what today's CPUs can do. Not saying you shouldn't try to help but there is only so much that can be done with what he has.
ramseyrtHello, I appreciate your willingness to help and candor about my rig. I just purchased the Precision T5600 ($300), along with some parts ($45 32GB RAM, $90 500gb SSD), to build an inexpensive virtualization lab for my RHCE exam. I figured I'd throw a decent video card in it for some light gaming (Kingmaker, The Division, Deus Ex, etc.). What's the best way forward? Would replacing my existing E5-2665 CPUs with E5-2680 CPUs help? Should I see about returning the GeForce 1660 card and get a less powerful card? What video card would you recommend that wouldn't go to waste in this system? The inspiration for the gaming part of the build is based on this website: MAKE MY PRECISION T5600 IN TO A GAMING COMPUTER https://www.greenpcgamers.com/technology/make-my-precision-t5600-in-to-a-gaming-computer/ Is that website a total fraud? Thanks again for all your help and feedback, Rob
ramseyrtSajin & CraptacularOne, I took your feedback to heart and built a new system using a MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus motherboard, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, 32GB of Corsair XPX 3200Mhz RAM, and the GeForce GTX 1660 card from the Dell Precision T5600. Using the new board, chip, and RAM, I'm getting a Passmark v10 bechmark score of 14,739. The performance difference is profound and I wouldn't be enjoying it without your help. Thank you both for your candor, patience, and advice. Cordially, Rob