Quote: Originally Posted by paulwoody
I have just installed Windows 7 Pro 32-Bit and ran the WEI to find that my 3.0GHz CPU is only giving me a subscore of 1.6 and thus lowering my entire system index - can this be possibly correct?
I will be upgrading my CPU, RAM and Video Card shortly but I feel that a score of 1.6 for a 3.0Ghz is very low.
Anyone else recieved such a low score?
It's all well and good that your processor is 3.0 Ghz, but you have to keep in mind that the processor is not rated based upon that alone. Sure, your processor is 3 Ghz, but it's left in the dust by a 2.66 Ghz Core i5, for instance. An older processor such as the P4 is going to receive a low score based upon it's relatively low bus speed, it's single core, and it's lower cache. Comparatively, it's slow and inefficient, despite the clock speed.
Is it anything to fret over? If the computer is serving the purpose that you need it to, then not really. As has been previously stated, the WEI score is primarily a comparative rating.