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Windows 7: WEI went DOWN after installing video card

26 Oct 2014   #1
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 
WEI went DOWN after installing video card

I'm happy with my computer, as I mostly do email, forums, and the like. I'm curious though, as I was using the onboard graphics (Intel 82945G on an old Dell OptiPlex GX620) but yesterday installed an XFX Radeon HD5450 (Ebay/New) to get an HDMI output allowing me to use my larger TV in my living room as a monitor when desired. I originally had a WEI score of 3.3 and now have a score of 2.9? As stated above, I'm happy with the setup but thought as the graphics score was the low item in the list (all 4 other scores are mid 5s) that a better card would increase the score. I don't need to change anything as it works fine, but don't understand...Is the Radeon card a poorer performer than the onboard? It certainly looks great to me! Anyway, thanks in advance for any thoughts.....Bill


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26 Oct 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Did you update the drivers,
Are connectded to it ?
I'm not a fan of radeon hd cards personally :/
Asus rules
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26 Oct 2014   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Make sure you have the latest driver and run it again.
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26 Oct 2014   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spike999 View Post
I'm happy with my computer, as I mostly do email, forums, and the like. I'm curious though, as I was using the onboard graphics (Intel 82945G on an old Dell OptiPlex GX620) but yesterday installed an XFX Radeon HD5450 (Ebay/New) to get an HDMI output allowing me to use my larger TV in my living room as a monitor when desired. I originally had a WEI score of 3.3 and now have a score of 2.9? As stated above, I'm happy with the setup but thought as the graphics score was the low item in the list (all 4 other scores are mid 5s) that a better card would increase the score. I don't need to change anything as it works fine, but don't understand...Is the Radeon card a poorer performer than the onboard? It certainly looks great to me! Anyway, thanks in advance for any thoughts.....Bill
Also, make sure that no other programs/games are running when running WEI. Also, as was stated above, update your video driver.
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26 Oct 2014   #5
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Did you update the drivers,
Are connectded to it ?
I'm not a fan of radeon hd cards personally :/
Asus rules

Drivers are latest available (7.12.0.7717 dated 9-17-13) according to device manager. (I just ran it).
Yes, both are connected to it and both screens function well, singly and together.
No other programs were running except a IE browser window.
Yeah, I just bought cheapest with HDMI because of my limited needs.
I am very happy with the results for $30, just thought the score reduction was odd.
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26 Oct 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's because it is odd
Mine jumped 3.0 points but it was about 80.00 u.s. for a 1 gig card asus
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26 Oct 2014   #7
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Just thinking (very dangerous)....Would anything change if I disabled the on-board graphics? There's nothing connected to that motherboard VGA port but I didn't do anything software-wise.
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26 Oct 2014   #8
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spike999 View Post
Just thinking (very dangerous)....Would anything change if I disabled the on-board graphics? There's nothing connected to that motherboard VGA port but I didn't do anything software-wise.
Disable the onboard graphics.
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26 Oct 2014   #9
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Hmmm, Just tried......BIOS states that when using a PCI-E graphics card (which this IS and is recognized and running), the internal graphics are auto-disabled- nothing I could change there. So that idea was no help!
Thankfully, this is just curiousity, everything works fine. The score just bugs me!
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26 Oct 2014   #10
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

WEI score don't mean much. If you really want to know, run benchmarks on your new GPU, then the onboard, I think your GPU will win. Don't sweat it mate, you improved no matter what wei says
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