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Windows 7: New graphics card giving low WEI score?

15 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
New graphics card giving low WEI score?

I just upgraded from a 8800GT to a Radeon 5870, and after I ran the WEI.. well, I'll show you.



My 8800GT gave me a 6.8 on the Gaming graphics scale.

Is something wrong with my card?

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15 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TurboGFF View Post
I just upgraded from a 8800GT to a Radeon 5870, and after I ran the WEI.. well, I'll show you.



My 8800GT gave me a 6.8 on the Gaming graphics scale.

Is something wrong with my card?
Have you tried re-running it?

Do you have the right driver installed?
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15 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Im positive I have the right driver installed. And I just re-ran the test, and it bumped up to 6.0 but my old card still gave me a 6.9.

Another thing I want to point out.. Thats troubling.. Is that at idle, it sits at 50ishC. Is that normal?
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15 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Reboot and run it again.
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15 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have
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15 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Uninstall the driver, run Driver Sweeper and try again.
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15 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What should I look for when I run driver sweeper?
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15 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TurboGFF View Post
What should I look for when I run driver sweeper?
Catalyst/ATI entry. Uninstall it first though.
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16 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I don't read too much into the wei as it is not very accurate at all.

One example of why;

Some guy on here the other day had 7.2 for a 9600gt, another had 6.5 another had 6.6 and another had 6.9. I take into account overclock but there is no way a 9600gt chip would score 7.2.

I have a 9800GTX+ oc and that scores 7.0.

OP,
Take it with a pinch of salt.

As long as you see an increase in frame rate from the new card when gaming and there are no graphical issues then I wouldn't worry about it.
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16 Mar 2010   #10

 
 

Navigate to and manually delete the contents of:

C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

Re-run the WEI
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