i7-950 low physics score

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I got a i7-950 and for some reason I'm getting a low score on physics and since I noticed people who has the same cpu has OC'd their cpu so does that mean the score I'm getting is not relevant at all or is it a bug cause most people are getting it?
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If the difference is small, it may be that the PC Health Check is tripping up a bit to the side of overclocked systems and throwing up a warning that your score is low even when it is strictly not true. We are aware that it isn't perfect yet and are working to further refine the feature.

Another point is that if you have normal background tasks running, they may eat up enough CPU cycles to cause a "bit low" score. Many benchmark with absolutely nothing running in the background and Physics score is 100% CPU related. Perhaps try again after closing absolutely every possible background process you can?
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Does that include security programs?
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Depends very much on the security program. Better ones have insignificant effect, worse ones can have as much as 10% performance hit.

I would suggest turning off any active virus scanners for the duration of the benchmark but I wouldn't suggest turning of, for example, firewall.

More common "CPU eaters" are things like Steam / Origin clients, email programs running in the background, instant messengers etc..
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How bout comodo and malwarebytes should I leave them on?
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Comodo is unfortunately a problematic application - it is known to influence 3DMark score negatively. Also it is know that simply disabling it is not enough - it has to be completely uninstalled from the system for the benchmark to work correctly (CPU test).

Malwarebytes shouldn't matter.