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Windows 7: Making my Win7 really fast

17 Oct 2010   #101
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

The first place to start would be upgrading your graphics card. As an example the ATI Radeon 5770 in my Win 7 x64 computer gets WEI scores of 7.4 in both Graphics categories, but it also has a different processor and RAM than you are using.

~Maxx~
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18 Oct 2010   #102
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post
Hi i'm running windows 7 X64 ultimate could you maybe advise on how i could maybe make my system any faster or better if possible?
If you are interested in pure performance, ignore the WEI, as it isn't a benchmarking tool, and has been relegated to a near complete waste of time. It was meant to give a rating so a non-tech user could figure out of an app or a game would run on their system...nothing more.

Take a look at your hardware, and then consider what you use your computer for. A gaming system would need to focus on different areas as compared to a video editing system.
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18 Oct 2010   #103
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Please understand that my computer security preferences are based on having to recover from a Malware infection that occurred using the OEM computer security software that my HP computer came with and I completely understand how those who have never had to face that nightmare may not fully understand the mindset of those who have recovered and subsequently armed themselves to the teeth with the latest State of the Art computer security software in an effort to prevent future Malware infections.
This is one of the most condescending posts I've ever read on these boards.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
If you are completely satisfied and comfortable with the Windows 7 Firewall and the capabilities of the computer security software you are now using like the Frostman is then that's just fine please just remember that there are others of us and possibly some of you who are trying to learn from our own mistakes and prevent an ugly Malware infection from reoccurring as it did when we were using basic OEM security and telling others of the solutions we have found which can also speed a computer up in the process in hopes that...
Again, please stop the wild assumptions that I haven't had to fight off plenty of malware infections. If you climb down from your pedestal long enough to gain some REAL experience on the subject, and not just fighting malware on your own system, you'll soon realize the firewall was not what allowed malware in. The two primary methods of infection are user actions and poor AV software, such as your very own example. A firewall is not a method of preventing infections. MSE, Malwarebytes, and user common sense are all you need....tried and true.
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A wise man learns from his own mistakes, but an even wiser man learns from the mistakes of others.
Again, very condescending. I'll repeat it one more time. If a person uses MSE, Malwarebytes and the Windows Firewall...they aren't making a mistake. Drop the holier-than-thou crap, and stop acting like one malware infection on your one system suddenly gives you knowledge that non of us possess.

Here's a quote....from me: "Just because you think differently from the masses, doesn't make you wrong. But it doesn't make us wrong by default, either." You have a way of doing something, and so do others. Neither is wrong, so stop trying to insinuate that we are wrong, or aren't as knowledgable.
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18 Oct 2010   #104
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Actually, one of the prime infection vectors is Cross-Site Injections which require a much higher level form of Firewall protection that I don't think is easily available to the normal market, at least, not within the price range most normal users would be willing to pay.

I have one Network Engineer who will swear a certain Firewall Appliance will prevent things like that, how, I have yet to see, although I am not actively trying to find infected sites as most of them would get me in trouble at work.

The one thing to note that harping current consumer grade firewall solutions to prove a point is becoming moot at the moment and this sort of argument should be held in the Security thread guys. And when I say moot, I mean this tirade is now beginning to sound like a political debate that reared its head into a friendly Q and A session about floral arrangements.

Maxx - I direct this to you. Just stop. Argue your points and merits in the Security forum. You have done enough here, but this has really got to stop.

Deacon - Just stop responding to Maxx about it. If you want to argue further about it, do it on the Security Forums thread or just let it be.
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18 Oct 2010   #105
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you are interested in pure performance, ignore the WEI, as it isn't a benchmarking tool, and has been relegated to a near complete waste of time. It was meant to give a rating so a non-tech user could figure out of an app or a game would run on their system...nothing more.
Actually....

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The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
What is the Windows Experience Index?

In short, it's meant to compare systems against one another. Is it foolproof, No... But then again, no program is.

The by-product is....
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You can use the base score to confidently buy programs and other software that are matched to your computer's base score. For example, if your computer has a base score of 3.3, then you can confidently purchase any software designed for this version of Windows that requires a computer with a base score of 3 or lower.
As to the question of making a system "faster".... there are hundreds of ways to make a system faster, from hardware/software upgrades to overclocks to tweaking Windows, so no one answer is a fix all.

It depends on how much time, effort, and money you want to put in, and if it's worth it in the end.

My two cents.
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18 Oct 2010   #106
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you are interested in pure performance, ignore the WEI, as it isn't a benchmarking tool, and has been relegated to a near complete waste of time. It was meant to give a rating so a non-tech user could figure out of an app or a game would run on their system...nothing more.
Actually....

Quote:
The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
What is the Windows Experience Index?

In short, it's meant to compare systems against one another. Is it foolproof, No... But then again, no program is.

As to making a system "faster".... there are hundreds of ways to make a system faster, from hardware/software upgrades to overclocks to tweaking Windows, so no one answer is a fix all.

It depends on how much time, effort, and money you want to put in, and if it's worth it in the end.

My two cents.
True, no one answer is a fix for all, with the exception of stating the intention of what you plan on doing with the rig.

Identifying how the computer is going to be used, will invariably lead to several proper answers to help speed a system. For instance, identifying a need for a business Desktop versus an ACAD desktop user means focusing on having the right type of video card to handle the graphics process as well as what certain hardware focus should be placed. Not all desktop designs will favor certain kinds of hardware or will allow optimal performance because of the myriad type of programs one might need.

Going based on Gaming versus just business desktop, you will have to know that some AV suites may not be ideal given how they tend to act under certain conditions as well as some hardware requirements, you may not want certain cards due to known issues due to driver implementation. Just last week, World of Warcraft introduced their 4.0.1 Patch and introduced a whole slew of problems, which some were implementation errors that people had to put in what you could do to mitigate some of it, such as weird sound delays were due to some users having Windows use Hardware Acceleration. While it worked fine for me using a Creative X-Fi card, two people I know were having problems using Realtek Sound cards.
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18 Oct 2010   #107
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
Deacon - Just stop responding to Maxx about it. If you want to argue further about it, do it on the Security Forums thread or just let it be.
I like your suggestions, and I'm going to chose the let it be option. There's no point in debating a topic with someone who falls under the "think like me or you're wrong" category.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
In short, it's meant to compare systems against one another. Is it foolproof, No... But then again, no program is.
The reason I said it wasn't a benchmark, is that it isn't very accurate at all in determining a system's performance. If you read some other forums, like the [H]ardForums, you'll find plenty of threads mocking the tool overall. We've done some tests over there, and have been able to get differing scores just be rerunning the test. It was created to serve a purpose for the non-tech savvy community, but unfortunately, I have yet to see a game or app on a retail shelf use the scoring system.

You really can't take a look at your WEI score and use that as a basis for upgrading your computer. You could build identical systems, and get differing results as well. Besides, you can easily make your computer score 7.9s across the board.

It's only real function is making sure the system is aware of it's capabilities, so you an enable Aero.
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18 Oct 2010   #108
HannibalUK

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK View Post
Hi i'm running windows 7 X64 ultimate could you maybe advise on how i could maybe make my system any faster or better if possible?
If you are interested in pure performance, ignore the WEI, as it isn't a benchmarking tool, and has been relegated to a near complete waste of time. It was meant to give a rating so a non-tech user could figure out of an app or a game would run on their system...nothing more.

Take a look at your hardware, and then consider what you use your computer for. A gaming system would need to focus on different areas as compared to a video editing system.

That's cleared that up

thanks
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18 Oct 2010   #109
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The reason I said it wasn't a benchmark, is that it isn't very accurate at all in determining a system's performance. If you read some other forums, like the [H]ardForums, you'll find plenty of threads mocking the tool overall. We've done some tests over there, and have been able to get differing scores just be rerunning the test. It was created to serve a purpose for the non-tech savvy community, but unfortunately, I have yet to see a game or app on a retail shelf use the scoring system.

You really can't take a look at your WEI score and use that as a basis for upgrading your computer. You could build identical systems, and get differing results as well. Besides, you can easily make your computer score 7.9s across the board.

It's only real function is making sure the system is aware of it's capabilities, so you an enable Aero.
My opinion about the WEI bites attitude is people took/take it wrong. It was never meant to be a "benchmarking" tool. And quite a few people take it to mean that. Show Us Your WEI (2). If people understood it better, there wouldn't be such high "mocking"

Bottom line.... If you want to benchmark your system.... WEI isn't it. If you want to compare two systems.... WEI is a quick way to "visually" do so.

Anyway I'm getting off the subject. Sorry.
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18 Oct 2010   #110
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The reason I said it wasn't a benchmark, is that it isn't very accurate at all in determining a system's performance. If you read some other forums, like the [H]ardForums, you'll find plenty of threads mocking the tool overall. We've done some tests over there, and have been able to get differing scores just be rerunning the test. It was created to serve a purpose for the non-tech savvy community, but unfortunately, I have yet to see a game or app on a retail shelf use the scoring system.

You really can't take a look at your WEI score and use that as a basis for upgrading your computer. You could build identical systems, and get differing results as well. Besides, you can easily make your computer score 7.9s across the board.

It's only real function is making sure the system is aware of it's capabilities, so you an enable Aero.
To be honest, I think it is only usable for people who don't know if their system can handle certain things. I know, for instance, some games Post-Vista are using the WEI as a means to say, "Your computer needs to be at this level to handle it."

And to be honest, the normal, non-technical computer user will not know his computer has certain attributes, like video card, processor or memory. They will remember the model of the computer, but not much else. The WEI dumbs it down enough to give a user a rough idea and then they apply it to what the game says it might need. Better the number, higher chance of it working for the games.
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