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Windows 7: what is my next improvement???


12 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
what is my next improvement???

Hi there,

My WEI is below, i want to try and improve my computer, what is my next step??? I have two HDD bays and so i was contemplating an ssd, do you guys think that may be a good idea??? I thought about overclocking ram or cpu, however I don't know how to do this!!! Also, how come my base score is a lot lower than the rest? is there anyway in which i could improve it???

Anyway, here is my WEI:




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12 Aug 2011   #2

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

what GFX card do you have..?

- that's what's holding down your WEI scores..
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12 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please update your computer specs. Lower left of your post.
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12 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah we need to know what cpu , graphics card and memory you have before we can even comment on upgrades.
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12 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you need help sorting the computer specs, have a look at the tutorial linked below.


How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

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12 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm guessing you are using integrated graphics. A new graphics card should boost your score up to somewhere in the fives, as would an SSD. The thing is, you won't boost your score without upgrading all of the different components as the WEI takes your lowest score.
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13 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am sorry this is late, have been out all day. I don't really want better graphics, however, when watching hd movies on my TV through HDMI cable, the video is stilted. Is this the cpu, graphics card, HDD or a mixture??? Also, I have updated my scores with no effect. Anyway, here is my hardware:

CPU:
AMD Turion II M500, 2200 MHz (11x200)

Graphics Card (I think this is it!!!):
ATI Mobility Radeon HD (RS880M)
It is clocked at 494 MHz and it is integrated (if that makes sense!!!)

Memory:
Unganged Dual DDR2 SDRAM
(2 x 2GB DDR2 in English!!!)

I think that is all that is needed, tell me if I need more!!!

Thank you very much for the help - much appreciated.
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13 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
I am sorry this is late, have been out all day. I don't really want better graphics, however, when watching hd movies on my TV through HDMI cable, the video is stilted. Is this the cpu, graphics card, HDD or a mixture??? Also, I have updated my scores with no effect. Anyway, here is my hardware:
It's your graphics card. Or rather, your lack of one.

An integrated Graphics chip, isn't really a graphics card per se. It utilizes your CPU to render the graphics, wheras a dedicated GPU does it all by itself. This is what is known as "hardware accelleration" or "using the graphics card to do the grunt work" in laymans terms. Even a very basic graphics card is capable of running HD video. Nvidia claim (although I haven't tested this) that their GPU's can run HD even on a 1.8Ghz Atom processor.

As your graphics chip has "M" at the end, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you have a laptop, I'm not sure whether it would be possible to get a GPU for your Laptop, I don't really know alot about that to be honest, although I am aware that there are Laptop Graphic cards.
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13 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, it is a laptop, I am not sure that I will be able to put a graphics card in though
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13 Aug 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you're considering upgrading your laptop's graphics card, you might want to look through this article from PCWorld. To quote from them:

Quote:
If the upgrade is possible at all for your laptop, it can be a time-consuming operation that involves disassembling virtually your entire notebook, so don't enter into this process unless you are willing to accept the risk of doing serious harm to your machine.
Source: Upgrading Your Laptop's Graphics Card | PCWorld
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