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Windows 7: New graphics card giving low WEI score?

16 Mar 2010   #11
Rik55

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

It can be a common problem with the new ATI 5 series. It's a know issue. Part of the WEI graphics test initiates UVD mode of the card. In the 5 series the GPU & Memory frequency is much lower (GPU-400Mhz) than full 3D mode. ATI are working on a detection fix so that the card goes to full 3D when WEI is detected.


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17 Mar 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

It also occurs with the 48xx series too.
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17 Mar 2010   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This is nice to know I'm sure the ATI people will like this news. I also take the Wei with a grain of salt even though my gtx260 gets a 7.2 across the board. Fabe
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17 Mar 2010   #14
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I don't read too much into the wei as it is not very accurate at all.

One example of why;

Some guy on here the other day had 7.2 for a 9600gt, another had 6.5 another had 6.6 and another had 6.9. I take into account overclock but there is no way a 9600gt chip would score 7.2.

I have a 9800GTX+ oc and that scores 7.0.

OP,
Take it with a pinch of salt.

As long as you see an increase in frame rate from the new card when gaming and there are no graphical issues then I wouldn't worry about it.
Mine gets a 7.2 but I have 2 9600 GT OCs running SLI
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18 Mar 2010   #15
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TurboGFF View Post
Im positive I have the right driver installed. And I just re-ran the test, and it bumped up to 6.0 but my old card still gave me a 6.9.

Another thing I want to point out.. Thats troubling.. Is that at idle, it sits at 50ishC. Is that normal?

@ idle 51 is normal for me on a 5850. Depending on your cooling inside your Computer case it might change. Mine isn't the most air efficient since its geared towards quietness. If you take a look at the CCC and its at the bottom for Temp on the ATI overdrive it will show it as low. Graphics cards do run hotter so don't worry. If you really must focus on the that Wei score and deleting it did not help a re install might change it but not worth it.

Do you see a difference in video games and other applications that use the graphics card?
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18 Mar 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post

Mine gets a 7.2 but I have 2 9600 GT OCs running SLI
Dual/multi card setups aren't counted in the WEI.

The score is based off a singular (primary) card.
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18 Mar 2010   #17
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I don't read too much into the wei as it is not very accurate at all.

One example of why;

Some guy on here the other day had 7.2 for a 9600gt, another had 6.5 another had 6.6 and another had 6.9. I take into account overclock but there is no way a 9600gt chip would score 7.2.

I have a 9800GTX+ oc and that scores 7.0.

OP,
Take it with a pinch of salt.

As long as you see an increase in frame rate from the new card when gaming and there are no graphical issues then I wouldn't worry about it.
Mine gets a 7.2 but I have 2 9600 GT OCs running SLI
Only the primary card is evaluated and not the two as some people seem to think.

Something must be wrong with your wei because if you look at fabes gtx260 that also scores 7.2(which is right) yet is something like twice as powerful as a 9600gt.

I'm not having a go because I think 9600gt's are really good value for money(I just sold one) but I can't ever see any 9600 scoring a true 7.2 regardless of how much it is overclocked.

Pinch of salt = wei
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18 Mar 2010   #18
TurboGFF

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TurboGFF View Post
Im positive I have the right driver installed. And I just re-ran the test, and it bumped up to 6.0 but my old card still gave me a 6.9.

Another thing I want to point out.. Thats troubling.. Is that at idle, it sits at 50ishC. Is that normal?

@ idle 51 is normal for me on a 5850. Depending on your cooling inside your Computer case it might change. Mine isn't the most air efficient since its geared towards quietness. If you take a look at the CCC and its at the bottom for Temp on the ATI overdrive it will show it as low. Graphics cards do run hotter so don't worry. If you really must focus on the that Wei score and deleting it did not help a re install might change it but not worth it.

Do you see a difference in video games and other applications that use the graphics card?

Yeah for sure. I notice a huge difference when it comes to games. I dont want to mess with the overdrive stuff. Just the fanspeed so I manually raise it sometimes
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18 Mar 2010   #19
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Navigate to and manually delete the contents of:

C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

Re-run the WEI
You don't need to do that.

Control Panel -> Performance Information and Tools -> (left hand side) Advanced Tools -> "Clear all Windows Experience Index scores and re-rate the system"
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19 Mar 2010   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Navigate to and manually delete the contents of:

C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

Re-run the WEI
You don't need to do that.

Control Panel -> Performance Information and Tools -> (left hand side) Advanced Tools -> "Clear all Windows Experience Index scores and re-rate the system"
Actually, sometimes you do

I had a similar issues (scoring a 6.0) with a particular driverset that was only corrected by doing it the old and manual way.

In that instance, the Clear and re-rate function neither cleared nor re-rated correctly.
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