Solved Why are some of my benchmarks so low?

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September 26, 2020 at 12:01:38
Specs: Windows 10, 3.70 gigahertz Intel Core i5-9600K/64 GB RAM
So, I just got done building a PC. I put the MSI MPG Z390 motherboard in it. I reused my old hard drive and video card. But here are the specs..

Intel i5 9600K 9th Gen 6 Core 3.7 GHz 4.6 Turbo CPU (It is unlocked... but I don't want to overclock it... I'm kind of scared of doing that. Messed up a computer 20 years ago trying that.)
64 GB DDR4 3200 MHz memory
SK hynix Gold S31 1TB 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD (Reused from my old PC)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Video Card (Reused from my old PC)

PassMark Rating 3964.6 (56th Percentile)
CPU Mark 10447.8 (60th Percentile)
2D Graphics Mark 574.9 (52nd Percentile)
3D Graphics Mark 3304.8 (36th Percentile)
Memory Mark 3053.1 (77th Percentile)
Disk Mark 3603.1 (37th Percentile)

Now I just looked at Amazon where I bought the hard drive. I had a Samsung before that I bought years ago... 1 TB and it was around $1,000 at the time. 1 TB SSDs have come down quite a bit in years I guess. I googled what was a good SSD drive and PC Magazine had an article rating SSDs and they are the ones that pointed me to the SK hynix brand hard drives. I never heard of them before. But, now I'm looking at the specs on the website and it says 560 MB/s. One of the Samsung hard drives I just found says it's 6 Gb/s. I just threw that into a calculator and it looks like 560 MB/s is equal to 4480 Mb/s. So, I guess my hard drive is probably a little on the low side.

I don't know much about video cards. If I were to upgrade, which would people recommend? It has to support two monitors hdmi or dvi... which I'm sure about any do these days.


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October 3, 2020 at 20:33:39
This is my current bench: around USD 600-700
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserR...

I'm not a gamer so i use the build-in graphics on 2 screens.
Works fine for what i do on this PC

The SSD 240GB M.2 (WD green) was a (cheap) mistake and I will replace it later with SSD NVMe (WD black) in the future.

If i add a game GPU the price of the setup will double!

https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBui...

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#1
September 26, 2020 at 20:22:06
Your motherboard has one or two M.2 PCI-e/32GB connectors available. You could use a SSD NVM-e to speed up your OS.
https://www.newegg.com/global/ph-en...

Is this the benchmark test you used?
https://www.userbenchmark.com/Software

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#2
September 27, 2020 at 03:56:06
I'll check that out. I know im way out of tune with today's hardware. I haven't built a pc or messed with hardware much for the last 15 years or so.

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October 3, 2020 at 13:56:41
I've never used the userbenchmark.com software before. I just ran it. I like that it gives recommendations. Why does it say my processor is performing way below expectations? What can I do to get it up to normal? The 64 GB of RAM that I just paid like $400 for is performing below expectations too, which is disappointing.


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Read 92.2
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406 User benchmarks, average bench 95%
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October 3, 2020 at 20:33:39
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This is my current bench: around USD 600-700
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserR...

I'm not a gamer so i use the build-in graphics on 2 screens.
Works fine for what i do on this PC

The SSD 240GB M.2 (WD green) was a (cheap) mistake and I will replace it later with SSD NVMe (WD black) in the future.

If i add a game GPU the price of the setup will double!

https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBui...

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