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PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2491396 http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2491396

With a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.

Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)http://www.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-is-the-UBM-PC-status/94

I bought this i6600 less than a month ago.

Average benchmark for a i6600 is 90 percentile.

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i5-6600K/Rating/3503 http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i5-6600K/Rating/3503

I had everything closed on my pc but discord.

Any ideas?

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Hello whiterhino123,

 

 

Do you have the Intel® Core™ i5-6600 Processor or the Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor?

 

 

Is this system overclocked?

 

 

Honestly, I'm not sure how accurate the benchmark on the website you are using is, but please run the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool

 

The Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool is a free application used to verify the functionality of an Intel microprocessor. The diagnostic checks for brand identification, verifies the processor operating frequency, tests specific processor features and does a stress test on the processor.

 

 

You need to make sure all cores are available in the BIOS for better performance, for 3D gaming it will be better to have all 4 cores available. You can see this processor specs here:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/88191/Intel-Core-i5-6600K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/88191/Intel-Core-i5-6600K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz

 

 

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version installed in your system.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

 

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its the 6600k. I received a big red fail on the intel test, but I passed everything but the PCH.

Platform Controller Hub

The bios tech support at asus wouldnt even know how to do that, so im not sure. is there a way to test on the OS if i have 4 cores enabled in the bios?

--- IPDT64 - Revision: 4.0.0.29

--- IPDT64 - Start Time: 1/9/2017 5:42:36 PM

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-- Testing

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CPU 1 - SPBC - Pass.

CPU 1 - Genuine Intel - Pass.

CPU 1 - BrandString - Pass.

CPU 1 - Floating Point - Pass.

CPU 1 - Prime Number - Pass.

CPU 1 - Cache - Pass.

CPU 1 - MMXSSE - Pass.

CPU 1 - FMA - Pass.

CPU 1 - AVX - Pass.

CPU 1 - IMC - Pass.

CPU 1 - PCH - Fail.

IPDT64 Failed

--- IPDT64 - Revision: 4.0.0.29

--- IPDT64 - End Time: 1/9/2017 5:42:52 PM

--------------------------------------------------------------------

FAIL

Should I enable intel rapid storage in my bios? I am not running raid. (I tried on my m2 drive but failed or wasnt able to and had to reformat it). How can a PCH fail adversely effect my 3d gaming?

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Intel rapid storage should be enabled in bios, Also you should make your sata ports use AHCI mode while you're still in BIOS.

Lets us know if that fixed it

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Thanks Terrylee23 for the suggestion, please try Terrylee23 recommendation and see how it goes.

 

 

ASUS is the maker of your motherboard and they should know better how to check that on BIOS.

 

 

Also, reinstall the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26361/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver... Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, before install it, uninstall the old version from control panel and then install this version from the link I posted.

 

 

Once the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is installed, run the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool again.

 

 

In the task manager you will see if all 4 cores are enabled under performance.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

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i have my sata controllers set to raid, but i can change it to the other option, but for some reason it wont let me save the bios changes. Is it safe to change raid back to AHCI? Can you change it back again? How do I tell if im actually running raid on windows 10? I turned on intel rapid storage tech but I couldnt figure out how to get my bios to save. Z170P bios

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Follow this guide in Windows so it will be compatible after Changing from raid to ahci. http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-opera... http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-opera...

As far as changing settings in the bios and making them save. There should be a save feature, f10 or so. Keep us updated

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im afraid if i turn on intel rapid storage technology or switch from raid to ahci, ill lose my data.

http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-opera... http://triplescomputers.com/blog/uncategorized/solution-switch-windows-10-from-raidide-to-ahci-opera...

before i try this, can you help me figure out if im running raid or ahci on each of my two storage devices?

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At this point, your best support is with your motherboard manufacturer as they are more familiar with your motherboard's BIOS, but I'm sure you will not lose any information if you turn on the Intel rapid storage technology. Please contact you motherboard manufacturer for bios configuration.

 

 

If you have a RAID created you should be able to see that from Windows using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software.

 

 

Please be aware that if your operating system was installed in RAID mode you will not be able to change it to AHCI or viscera.

 

 

Also, you can have your system installed in RAID mode but it does not mean that you have a RAID configured in your system; a RAID needs to be created before or after you install an operating system.

 

 

Try to install the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26361/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver... Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in Windows® and check if there is a RAID created using this software.

 

 

If you are able to install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology run the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool again to see what will be the results.

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

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If you installed raid you can switch to ahci by using the link I gave you. At the absolute worst your system doesn't boot and you go back to bios and change settings back. You won't have that issue I promise you, now go follow my link to change your system to ahci, then go into bios and change it to ahci and enable Intel rapid storage.

You won't have any issues, I promise. Just do it then come say thanks

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Guys I installed intel rapid storage technology. Bsod inaccessible boot device. I hate asus tech support. I can smell their incompetency like it's the holy gangee river. I'm gettingbsod. I can't access my windows drive. I'm stuck in bios

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Ah I won't work. Now I ha e to reinforce stall windows. Thanks guy who told me install the Intel rapid storage tech

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Guys I can't get out of raid. If I switch to ahci the bios ignores it and says no changes have been made

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so if any of you guys know how to check if a computer is running raid or ahci without someone having to brick their computer in the process, that'd be great. im afraid to touch intel rapid technology now since merely by installing that .exe devil my computer failed to boot into anything but a boot device BSOD.

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luckily windows 8 has a repair feature that deleted most my program files but left most of my documents and files intact on the drive that had my windows installed on it. the other drive seems untouched. unluckily i still cant complete my intel diagnostic test because the test keeps failing at around the half way mark. CPU 1 - PCH - Fail.

i still dont know if im running raid or ahci , and what this intel 'smart feature' in my bios is, and whether having it on is going to fix the problem. also when i set it to on, it reverts to off the next time i go to my bios.

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When you set the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to on in BIOS you need to press F10 on your keyboard to save that change.

 

 

How many HDD you have installed?

 

 

Did you manage to install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, if yes, can you open it? If you can open the IRST you will see if there is a RAID created, that will be the easier way to do it.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

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installed INTEL "R" Rapid Store Tech TM made my computer bsod on load. I had to repair windows 10 install. im afraid if i reinstall intel rapid store tech the same thing will happen.

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Your not following instructions properly and its becoming quite irritating. And if you are following instructions then you're documentation is incredibly poor in which it doesn't seem you are following instructions.

I'm posting everything here that I've said or am going to say and then I'm leaving this conversation because this has consumed way too much time for such a simple issue.

Your computer needs to be running in AHCI with intel rapid storage technology to be able to get the most out of your system.

Since you did not install under AHCI and installed under RAID instead, you first need to follow the link I posted before which explains an option to change in your windows after you logged in so that when you reboot and change to AHCI the computer will continue to boot properly as it should.

The next step once that is taken care of is getting intel rapid storage technology onto the device. First it needs to be ENABLED in the bios, if it's not enabled why would you install it? of course your going to BSOD. When you're in the bios it should show a list of what the buttons do on the bottom of the screen, F10 saves, F12 exits without saving, etc etc, or theres something to push for help which will show you those options, or maybe its just under one of the screens in the bios, there will be a save changes and exit option.... that is whats used to save changes and exit.

So once you've sucessfully switched it to AHCI and it's all working properly because you first followed the webpage while you could boot into Windows and switched the Windows config settings to be on AHCI as they should be then you rebooted into bios and changed the drives to AHCI and saved and exited and tested and everything worked. Then you should have enabled the bios setting for intel rapid storage next, verify the computer is still booting properly. Then go into windows and install intel rapid technology.

BOOM you're done that simple.

If you followed any step out of order then you're going to have issues.

Now to elaborate on your most recent issue with intel rapid storage, YOU INSTALLED THE PROGRAM WITHOUT IT BEING ENABLED IN THE BIOS, so yes it's going to BSOD everysingle time, because now it's trying to use a function which is not enabled by your system board because it's disabled in the BIOS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ENABLE INTEL RAPID STORAGE IN THE BIOS and you're computer would boot up just fine.

These are incredibly simple things to do, this is essentially IT101 kinds of stuff. If you cannot handle doing this then bring your machine to someone that is capable of performing the tasks and shell out some cash.

 

Good luck, hope you learned something from this.
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I told you to enable the intel rapid storage technology in your bios prior to installing it. IT101 my friend, if your bios is saying feature is off, and you install that feature on your OS, then yes you're going to BSOD over and over until you go into the bios and enable intel rapid storage technology like I told you to over and over and over.

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Okay guys, I took a video for proof that its ASUS bios settings that are hurting me here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn948ThPexg&feature=youtu.be January 21, 2017 - YouTube

At the end of the video, I go to turn on intel rapid storage technology but when I turn on, it changes my storage controllers over to raid, is that how its supposed to work? does intel rapid storage tech only work with raid?

Also, my initial problem is still there.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2624949 http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/2624949

Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).

With no apps open I have high cpu usage and My m2 is performing sometimes great, and sometimes very poorly. 33 percent below expectations with other users.

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