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DownyTif
10-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Hi,

I bought a G74Sx-A1 last week. Before doing a clean Windows install, my Processor score was like 7.6. Now, it's 4.5. What did I miss??????????

Thanks!

BrodyBoy
10-27-2011, 11:42 PM
Check and make sure that your processor hasn't been limited in the msconfig setup:

- Open msconfig (START > msconfig)
- Go to the Boot tab, and select "Advanced Options"
- Make sure the "Number of processors:" box is unchecked.
- Reboot if you make any changes

Yahooligan
10-28-2011, 12:01 AM
Also make sure you have the basic ASUS drivers/utilities installed, such as Power4Gear Hybrid. It's possible the laptop is running in battery-saver mode and is limiting CPU speed.

BrodyBoy
10-28-2011, 12:06 AM
Ooh, I'd have to disagree there. Power4Gear isn't a basic driver, but really just Asus bloatw...uh, software....;)....for making power profiles. Windows can do power profiles just as well, if not better, and if the computer does happen to be running in some sort of power-saver mode, you can just change that setting in Windows Power Options, rather than adding a redundant utility to do it.

DownyTif
10-28-2011, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the quick reply guys.
@BrodyBoy: The checkbox was already unchecked.
@Yahooligan: I don't know if I'm missing some. P4G is installed and running the Driver DVD that comes with the laptop, I don't see anything related to chipset, power... meaning I have all this installed. I did the format last week, I didn't notice until now the index. I have installed:

ATK Package 1.0.0014
Intel HM65 Chipset : 9.2.0.1015 (just noticed 1025 is available, I'll install it after this reply)
Intel SATA Controller : 10.1.0.1008
P4G : 1.1.43

Yahooligan
10-28-2011, 12:21 AM
Ok, since you have P4G installed, run it. Start -> Programs -> ASUS Utility -> Power4Gear Hybrid

What mode is it in? High Performance, Entertainment, Quiet Office, Battery Saving? What is "Processor Power Management" set to?

DownyTif
10-28-2011, 12:29 AM
I have the gadget opened at startup. It's on High PErformance (Plugged-in) with all default params (processor 100%)... For some reasons, I can't install the new INF files from HM65... The setup runs ok, but nothing changes in the device manager, even after a restart...

DownyTif
10-28-2011, 12:55 AM
Ok I downloaded the INF from Intel and updated manually. Now my version is 9.2.0.1016. After the reboot, I noticed it was faster, so I re-ran the Index test:

CPU: 5.4 ---> 7.4
Mem: 7.2 ---> 7.6
Graphics : 7.2
Gaming Graphics : 7.2
HDD : 5.9

Looks like it's fixed. Do you have something similar? Didn't know a simple upgrade of the INF could have that impact on the system.... weird.

Yahooligan
10-28-2011, 01:07 AM
Mine shows 9.2.0.1015. I didn't do a fresh install, though. I'm still running the ASUS install of Win7. Glad you got it sorted out, those numbers match what I get.

DownyTif
10-28-2011, 01:20 AM
I'm actually suspecting that P4G was in a weird state. Before I changed the driver, I switched the P4G settings to Battery Saving and then back to High PErformance. Didn't change a thing at the moment, but after reboot, maybe it help... oh well. Thanks for the help !! :)