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Windows 7: WEI RAM score never changes despite overclocked/new RAM


07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
WEI RAM score never changes despite overclocked/new RAM

I am having the strangest readings from WEI.

Currently I am running Corsair 4 x 1GB PC6400 DDR2 RAM (5-5-5-18). At stock speeds, WEI is reporting a score of 5.5.

My roommate also has 4 x 1GB of DDR2 with SAME timings and he is getting a WEI score of 7.1. A HUGE difference.

I have tried overclocking my RAM to 4-4-4-12 at 900MHz and 2.1V. WEI STILL reports a 5.5 rating.

I have also recently bought 2 x 2GB DDR2 G-Skill RAM with 5-5-5-15 timings. WEI STILL gives a 5.5 rating.

I have also tried running 2 x 1GB of my Corsair RAM... HALF of what I usually run. WEI STILL gives a 5.5 rating.

Also, on the Sticky thread in this forum about memory assessment, mine hovers around 5863 MB/s... I've seen people post in there with slower timings then what I have mine overclocked at and get faster speeds...

Edit: I just put my RAM back to default timings... I am still getting the same MB/s rate. WHY?!

Edit: Roommate just ran winsat mem in the command console and got a 7000 MB/s rating whereas I am getting 5863... he has the SAME RAM just different companies.

What the crap is going on? Massively overclocking my RAM doesn't even change the rating slightly. Any help into this would be awesome. Thanks guys.

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icer22x View Post
I am having the strangest readings from WEI.

Currently I am running Corsair 4 x 1GB PC6400 DDR2 RAM (5-5-5-18). At stock speeds, WEI is reporting a score of 5.5.

My roommate also has 4 x 1GB of DDR2 with SAME timings and he is getting a WEI score of 7.1. A HUGE difference.

I have tried overclocking my RAM to 4-4-4-12 at 900MHz and 2.1V. WEI STILL reports a 5.5 rating.

I have also recently bought 2 x 2GB DDR2 G-Skill RAM with 5-5-5-15 timings. WEI STILL gives a 5.5 rating.

I have also tried running 2 x 1GB of my Corsair RAM... HALF of what I usually run. WEI STILL gives a 5.5 rating.

Also, on the Sticky thread in this forum about memory assessment, mine hovers around 5863 MB/s... I've seen people post in there with slower timings then what I have mine overclocked at and get faster speeds...

Edit: I just put my RAM back to default timings... I am still getting the same MB/s rate. WHY?!

Edit: Roommate just ran winsat mem in the command console and got a 7000 MB/s rating whereas I am getting 5863... he has the SAME RAM just different companies.

What the crap is going on? Massively overclocking my RAM doesn't even change the rating slightly. Any help into this would be awesome. Thanks guys.
Icer

Its just a number. It means nothing in the real world and it can be faked. You didnt specify if your roomates ram is corsair.

Are the cpu's identical?
Are the mobo's identical?
is the ram identical and inserted in pairs

Etc

Ken
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07 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Icer

Its just a number. It means nothing in the real world and it can be faked. You didnt specify if your roomates ram is corsair.

Are the cpu's identical?
Are the mobo's identical?
is the ram identical and inserted in pairs

Etc

Ken
Yeah, I understand the WEI is just a number... but what is really confusing me is the "winsat mem" readings.
Also, his motherboard and CPU differ from mine, but his RAM is inserted in pairs and is running dual channel. My motherboard and CPU are better than his, yet his "winsat mem" is giving him a drastically higher memory bandwidth reading.
I just don't see why the WEI rating or the "winsat mem" post would not even fluctuate even after I massively overclock my RAM. It makes no sense.
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07 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Talking about the "Winsat mem" is that normal to get different results sometimes? I mean like 1-2k different.
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
Talking about the "Winsat mem" is that normal to get different results sometimes? I mean like 1-2k different.
Yes, totally normal. These tests don't have exclusive access to the RAM.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
Talking about the "Winsat mem" is that normal to get different results sometimes? I mean like 1-2k different.
Yes, totally normal. These tests don't have exclusive access to the RAM.
I've ran it about 10 times (each time with slight tweaks) and it's never jumped out of 5.8K...
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07 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I get results around 7k sometimes but most of time they're at 5.6k. Btw about the WEI results, I did get a boot by like 0.7 when I OC'ed my rams and CPU.
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07 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
I get results around 7k sometimes but most of time they're at 5.6k. Btw about the WEI results, I did get a boot by like 0.7 when I OC'ed my rams and CPU.
Yeah, I figured it would change the settings a tad... but even OC'ing my RAM and CPU had no effect on the scores.
It's very strange.
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07 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icer22x View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
I get results around 7k sometimes but most of time they're at 5.6k. Btw about the WEI results, I did get a boot by like 0.7 when I OC'ed my rams and CPU.
Yeah, I figured it would change the settings a tad... but even OC'ing my RAM and CPU had no effect on the scores.
It's very strange.
Does it show correctly in the Bios? Have you check the results on Everest as well?
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08 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icer22x View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
I get results around 7k sometimes but most of time they're at 5.6k. Btw about the WEI results, I did get a boot by like 0.7 when I OC'ed my rams and CPU.
Yeah, I figured it would change the settings a tad... but even OC'ing my RAM and CPU had no effect on the scores.
It's very strange.
Does it show correctly in the Bios? Have you check the results on Everest as well?
Does what show? The fact that I am overclocking? If that is what you mean, then yes. The BIOS, CPUZ, nVidia System Monitor - they all show it. I am pretty sure Everest would too.

If you mean something else, then sorry for the misunderstanding.
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