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Windows 7: RAM score

19 Aug 2011   #1
oldham82

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
RAM score

Firstly hello, my problem is one that no one i speak to about can help me with, and that is the windows score for the ram i am using, originally purchase OCZ $GB gold, (2X2Gb) and worked perfectly until i wanted to play games, when it became obsolete and nowhere near powerful enough, this ram scored at 5.9, now i have a friend who has just upgraded from the 6gb triple channel ocz gold at 1600mhz as standard, this has now been placed in my pc as single channel running 4gb and overclocked to 1800mhz and remains at the same score of 5.9 yet one a test before purchasing for a extremely great price on my side it has dropped from 7.8 to 5.9 again, could this be caused by a dodgy motherboard and not the ram after all?


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19 Aug 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What made you think your memory was obsolete? You also need to keep in mind that the WEI score is not a benchmark, and is about as unreliable as they come. Most of us run WEI once when we install Windows 7 to make sure Aero is running and never look at the score again.

Play some games and see how they run. That will tell you if there's a performance issue or not.
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19 Aug 2011   #3
oldham82

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

thank you for the advice, although my next question is then thrown up, as now after the installation of windows 7 onto my ssd last weekend i cannot get games to work, all off which did work prior, i.e. gta 4 which was running all gfx at 100% or high, wont even load now to the start menu
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19 Aug 2011   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Where are your games stored?

On your old HDD or have you reinstalled them onto your SSD?
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20 Aug 2011   #5
oldham82

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i have installed them on to my internal hdd, i have managed to get a single, low requirement game working, but that is all, before the ssd i had gta 4, wrc dirt 2 and battlefield 2 all working, now i cannot get any of them to load
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20 Aug 2011   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I am just trying to get an idea as to why they are not loading.

Did you install them onto the HDD and choose the "custom install" option when installing?

Or are they still installed from before you got the ssd?
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20 Aug 2011   #7
oldham82

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

when i installed the ssd, i formatted the hdd, and upon re installation onto the pc, i chose custom as it was the only way i was able to select the hdd over the ssd. should i uninstall and reinstall trying a different method?
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20 Aug 2011   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well it sounds like you have done it the correct way.

Have you tried opening the games from their location on the HDD to see if they load?

i.e goto start menu then computer select the drive then program files , look for a game such as gta iv then click on the gta iv application file to run the game.
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