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Windows 7: Need advice on cpu check. Huge drop in wei score. Perplexed.

22 Dec 2012   #1
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Need advice on cpu check. Huge drop in wei score. Perplexed.

Was looking at another thread earlier and just as a lark reran my wei index. Imagine my surprise when my processor score went from this Name:  Capture77.JPG
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I ran the intel cpu diagnostic tool and it came up as a "Pass". Any ideas or suggestions? I just feel that even a mid-range i7 like mine should be rated a little higher, lol. (and WAS until now) From 7.5 to a 4.6 is astonishing to me. Would appreciate any and all feedback as always as I'm perplexed to say the least.




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22 Dec 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

This might be a case of Microsoft arbitrarily adjusting the WEI scores, especially if it's been a while since you last ran the test.

Quote:
The Windows Experience Index is designed to accommodate advances in computer technology. As hardware speed and performance improve, higher score ranges will be enabled. The standards for each level of the index generally stay the same. However, in some cases, new tests might be developed that can result in lower scores.
What is the Windows Experience Index?
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22 Dec 2012   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

The CPU assessment in part depends on the memory assessment.

Try running

Code:
winsat cpu
winsat mem
winsat cpuformal
from an elevated command prompt to examine the individual components of the CPU assessment.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Dec 2012   #4
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you. Ran the tests and can't really see anything wrong but am not expert. Anything stand out to you?
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22 Dec 2012   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

well here is mine with a intel core2duo running at 2.13Ghz

seems i have a few different scores than you...

Seems your encryption 1 and 2 are high and your SHA1 Hash is way low? Not sure what all this means, but maybe can shed some light...


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22 Dec 2012   #6
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Many thanks to all. Was pointed to the problem and now am back to where I should be! WHEW, was worried there for a bit. -screenshot006.jpg

Guess I made some setting changes while working with a new office suite and throttled down my poor old machine.

Now next weekend I'll be installing a ssd and can see about upping that 5.9.

Oh..... marsmimar, just a check on your machines abilities. Doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things I guess but like my scores to be as high as possible


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22 Dec 2012   #7
websquad

Win 7/Pro 64-bit
 
 

I was running a Western Digital Raptor 150GB drive that runs at 10,000 rpm and had an "experience" index of only 5.9 for the primary hard disk. When I changed that to a SanDisk "Extreme" SSD, it went to 7.1. But, and this is more important, from a fresh boot my Photoshop CS6.0 loads in about one second. And from the time the BIOS quits initializing and Windows starts loading, on a normal boot (i.e., one where some MS patches are not completing their load) it takes 15-18 seconds before I'm ready to go. Best $100 I ever spent!
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