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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI

02 Nov 2009   #1751
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello PaulGo, welcome back!


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03 Nov 2009   #1752
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

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as for the vid card the only time you buy a card with out cooling is if you plan on doing liquid cooling
I never said the board did not have cooling. To clarify, the board doesn't have a fan, it has a massive metal heatsink instead which is about twice the size of the card and wraps over the front and back of it. When I said fanless, I wanted it to be "noiseless" and not be another point of failure (failing proprietary design fan - been there done that).

I STILL say 4.3 is way too low for my video based on other numbers I'm seeing here from other members with similar hardware. I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with the i5, those scores are up in the high 7 range.
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03 Nov 2009   #1753
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a 9500GT also and here it is. 4.3

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It's my weak point in the system.
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03 Nov 2009   #1754
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Do you suppose it's just the 9500GT?
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03 Nov 2009   #1755
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

if it makes you feel better, my htpc has a 8400GS (GS meaning silent but i fitted a fan due to 70c idle temp!!) business 3.5 and gaming 5.1 WEI. you have to remember, the 9500gt uses OLD technology, it does not even consist of GDDR3, it has a 128bit memory interface and 32 cores and a memory bandwidth of 16GB/s. so if you ask me 4.3 is reasonable for the technology.
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03 Nov 2009   #1756
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

OK, thanks. That's the kind of reply I was looking for. Now it makes sense. I'll investigate other boards. I can recycle this board into another system which is less horsepower.

Can anyone recommend a board (or chip type) which is under $100 that is based on newer technology?
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03 Nov 2009   #1757
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeffs View Post
OK, thanks. That's the kind of reply I was looking for. Now it makes sense. I'll investigate other boards. I can recycle this board into another system which is less horsepower.

Can anyone recommend a board (or chip type) which is under $100 that is based on newer technology?
i would recommend at least a 9800GT, the 9800GTX/GTX+ and GTS250 are all (according to Nvidia.com compare and buy) within 100-150 USD range.

but with further looks into it, the gts250 and 9800gtx+ are the exact same, but the gtx250 supports openGL v3.0 opposed to v2.1

so if your certain you wont game, go with the bottom end 9800GT or slightly better 9800GTX, if you want more bang for ya buck (if you need it) go for the OpenGL v3.0 GTX250 or the earlier OpenGL v2.1 9800GTX+

the only thing you gotta decide on is how much you wanna throw away, as it is the only thing that will limit you in choosing out of those as they are all within the same 100-150 price range.

and if you get a silent graphics card that is an open design (does not have a metal housing over the card) just get like a 80cm silent fan, a little air is better than none. my little 80cm fan drops the temps from 70c idle to 40c idle. and you CAN NOT hear it (maybe if you stuck it right next to your ear).

they are all HD ready and DX10 compatible.

or check it out for yourself

NVIDIA GeForce Family

Good luck.
Rick.
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03 Nov 2009   #1758
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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03 Nov 2009   #1759
Mudmover

Windows 7-64
 
 
WEI not working

Anyone know how to sove this problem with the WEI?

When I go to the 'Performance' page, it says my computer hasn't yet been rated - there is a button labelled 'Rate This Computer' - or some such (I'm on a work machine right now)

Clicking on it does nothing, nada, zip!

I've discovered that the program it links to is called WCSTAT.exe (or some such), but running that just brings up a DOS-type window, declares an ERROR of some sort and disappears!

Any clues?
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03 Nov 2009   #1760
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the recommendations.

What is the equivalent in the ATI world?
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