My Primary Windows Computer

My primary Windows Computer is a home built one I put together about a year ago. It started out as a Vista PC build but soon got some significant upgrades to bulk up its processing power. Most of those original parts were recycled in a PC I built for my parents. Still, despite being recently purchased most of the parts are no longer available, having been superseded by newer models.

  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache
  • Case: Antec New Solution NSK2480 Black/Silver.
  • RAM: 8GB total: Transcend 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
  • Hard Drives: The system drive was recently upgraded to a 150GB Western Digital VelociRaptor drive that was recently on sale. The data drive is a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB drive
  • The video card is a EVGA 512-P3-N954-TR GeForce 9500 GT 512MB purchased mainly because of the low price.
  • The optical drive is another recent upgrade to a LG CH08LS10 Blu-ray/DVD combo drive,
  • The keyboard is my favorite keyboard.

The system scored a 1203 on Passmark 7. Because I like my primary machines to be stable I’m conservative and haven’t done any overclocking. The full benchmark report is on my benchmark page while the full system information as reported by the Passmark benchmarking software is below.

System Summary

Windows 7 (64-bit) Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 8190 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 932GB HDD, 932GB HDD, 140GB HDD CD/DVD/BD/HD DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVDRW/BD

System Information

  • System Name: computer
  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Motherboard Model: GA-E7AUM-DS2H
  • Motherboard Version: x.x
  • BIOS Manufacturer: Award Software International, Inc.
  • BIOS Version: F2
  • BIOS Release Date: 12/17/2008

Memory Information

  • Total Physical Memory: 8190 MB RAM
  • Available Physical Memory: 6870 MB RAM
  • Slot 1: Unknown, 2048MB, 800MHz  Slot 2: Unknown, 2048MB, 800MHz
  • Slot 3: Unknown, 2048MB, 800MHz Slot 4: Unknown, 2048MB, 800MHz
  • Virtual Memory: C:pagefile.sys (8190 MB)

CPU Information

  • Manufacturer: GenuineIntel  Type: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
  • Manufacturer: Cores per CPU: 4
  • Hyperthreading: Not capable
  • Measured Speed: 2401.7 MHz
  • Multiplier: 9X
  • Bus Speed: 267Mhz  Front Side Bus Speed: 267Mhz
  • L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB  L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
  • L2 Cache Size: 2 x 4 MB  L3 Cache: (N/A)

Disk Information

  • Drive Letter (Number): C (Physical drive 0)
  • Model Number: Unknown
  • Disk Size (Free space): 139.6 GBytes (95.5 GBytes)
  • Disk Cluster Size: 4 KBytes
  • File System: NTFS
  • Drive Letter (Number): D (Physical drive 0)
  • Model Number: Unknown
  • Disk Size (Free space): 931.5 GBytes (818.1 GBytes)
  • Disk Cluster Size: 4 KBytes
  • File System: NTFS

Video Adapters

  • Description: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
  • Chip Type: GeForce 9500 GT
  • DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
  • Memory: 512MB
  • Video BIOS: Version 62.94.29.0.50
  • Driver Provider: NVIDIA
  • Driver Version: 8.17.11.9621 Driver Date: 1-11-2010
  • Monitor 1: 1920x1080x32 60Hz (Primary monitor)