Has the score baseline changed since early 2011?

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09 Dec, 2012 11:14 PM

I tested my computer Macbook 17" 2.2ghz i7 (early 2011) in March of 2011, and scored 10961. Now, the same computer tests at just 3086 (only differences are more RAM (same speed and tested ok) and a OWC 6G SataIII SSD).

Why the huge reduction in test performance? Has my computer really lost 2/3rds of it's performance in 20 months?

Geekbench Test #'s
Original Test -> http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/375631
Current Test -> http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1385461

Thanks for any insite.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 11 Dec, 2012 08:22 AM

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    Cliff -

    The score baseline hasn't changed; Geekbench 2 scores, regardless of version, should be comparable. There's something wrong with your computer (be it a hardware problem or a software problem). Do you have AppleCare for your machine?


  2. 2 Posted by cliff on 13 Dec, 2012 01:50 AM

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    Hi John,

    No. Unfortunately I do not have AppleCare on this machine.

    Can you suggest any diagnostic software that might be able to dig out what might be wrong with the machine?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by John on 20 Feb, 2013 01:20 AM

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    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I am not aware of any diagnostic software that will be able to tell you what's wrong with your machine.

    I took a quick look at your account and noticed that you posted a result with a score more in line with your original result. Could you tell me what you did to fix the problem?


  4. 4 Posted by cliff on 20 Feb, 2013 02:10 AM

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    I think the computer was in some type of "limp" mode due to a bad battery. Replaced battery, score came back.

    c l i f f . k u j a l a

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John on 20 Feb, 2013 09:57 PM

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    I'm glad to hear your computer is back up to speed, and thanks for telling me how you fixed the problem. I'll add it to our list of troubleshooting steps.

    Let me know if you ever have any other questions about Geekbench and I'd be happy to help out.


  6. John closed this discussion on 20 Feb, 2013 09:57 PM.

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