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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI

20 Apr 2010   #2861
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Latest bump. Same low profile Antec case, mobo, CPU, RAM, etc. I just Arctic Silvered the GPU and VRAM to the stock heatsink and bumped both clocks up by 100MHz. This rig has not been fully rebuilt in years as I love to squeeze every last iota of performance out of mostly sub $100 components and stuff from the previous machine that still works. I'd really love to see a "bang for the buck" comparison here. Who gets the highest scores with the cheapest hardware. That's my bag really. I mean, any schmoe can buy a video card that gets upper 7's or the latest i7 or an Intel SSD and buy their way into the big boys club but that really defeats the purpose if money is no object. Why not just go buy the top of the line Alienware box and post your WEI? My money goes to Joe Six-pack who's got a rig he's been running with for some time that doubles as the family computer too.

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That is fine score. I'll trade you!


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20 Apr 2010   #2862
cabal06ba

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

So I've been fiddling around with the AHCI driver issue (AMD Chipsets) and that's what I found out:

- AMD recently added stand-alone AHCI drivers, last time I checked they only had RAID drivers with included AHCI support: both are available here --> Motherboard/Chipset Drivers --> Individual Drivers (Motherboard/Chipset) --> select OS
- Advantage of AHCI only over RAID drivers: S.M.A.R.T. values are available BUT there still seems to be an issue with the AAM functionality as you can't change the value set before installing the AMD driver
- I've tried AHCI only drivers and couldn't see a significant difference to Microsoft (Win 7 included) drivers in CrystalDiskMark + HDTune Pro performance
- So far so good but I guess this article is talking about something else, unfortunately I'm too much of a noob to deal with this IOMeter Software used in the benchmark. Is anyone with an AMD system in AHCI mode capable and willing to reproduce this IO Test from the techreport article?

Other issues I came across today:
- What's up with that S.M.A.R.T reading showing in HDTune but not in CrystalDiskInfo?!
- And why is Win System Info telling me that only 6 of my 8GB are usable?!

Thanx for your help!


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20 Apr 2010   #2863
Snakeyeskm

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabal06ba View Post
So I've been fiddling around with the AHCI driver issue (AMD Chipsets) and that's what I found out:

- And why is Win System Info telling me that only 6 of my 8GB are usable?!

Thanx for your help!

Open Msconfig/Boot/Advanced options and in the Boot Advanced Options make sure you have the right amount of memory in the Maximun Memory box. You might have it set at 6GB
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20 Apr 2010   #2864
cabal06ba

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Nope, no limitation set there...but thank you for the advice!
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21 Apr 2010   #2865
sergiogarcia9

 

My WEI went down when i updated my Nvidia Drivers last week. Went about 0.1 down in Graphics (desktop performance)


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21 Apr 2010   #2866
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

My current scores without my OverClock.

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21 Apr 2010   #2867
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

a little upgrade from the previous score


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22 Apr 2010   #2868
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastslvblkcar View Post
a little upgrade from the previous score
Nice improvement!
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22 Apr 2010   #2869
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

now the only thing slowing me down is my slow a$$ sata2 hdd and the cost of an ssd. lol
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22 Apr 2010   #2870
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNGamer View Post
My current scores without my OverClock.

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4200 overclocks very nicely.

it's a crime to not overclock it
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