I ran the Dolphin benchmark test and I got 15 minutes 42 seconds, but the exact same cpu (i3-4130, integrated GPU, 8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM) on the benchmark compilation has it listed as 9 minutes and 24 seconds. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AunYlOAfGABxdFQ0UzJyTFAxbzZhYWtGcGwySlRFa1E#gid=0 The things I've installed are: Steam Teamviewer (remote desktop program to use my laptop as the monitor) Firefox AVG Dolphin I had Steam downloading games in the background, could that have affected my performance? Or was the remote desktop program just eating up a lot of my CPU power? Or is my computer partially defective? Mcafee was preinstalled but I disabled it from the startup processes (that hasn't taken effect though because I haven't restarted the pc yet).