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29 Aug 2010   #1
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Desktop

[QUOTE=Dave76;927472]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Welcome Maxx, looks like a nice desktop, how is it running for you?
Did you anchor it to the floor?
They have been known to lift off.
Thank you all for the hearty welcome! I wish I would have come across this very apt warning prior to firing up the HP HPE-270f! I am well aware that its not the fastest desktop by any means, but moving up from an AMD Turion TL-60 dualie with a Passmark CPU Mark of 982 to an Intel Core i7 930 very nearly gave me whiplash...



But that's not the worst of it...



While Passmark tested the Core i7 930 and gave it a CPU Mark of 5825 when I downloaded the Passmark Performance Test and ran it on the Win 7 x64 HPE-270f it scored a 6138 CPU Mark which I think says a lot about how HP builds its HPE line of computers.



I'm aware that this is not considered a very high rating, but the most I ever got out of my Vista computer was a 550 overall score and what I'm happy about is not how high the score is, but rather the improvement of over 300%.

I used to think that the Peacekeeper Browser Benchmark was primarily about browser speed and rendering until I found out that testing while using a decent computer you can triple your score using the very same browser.



Thanks for bearing with me as you can probably tell I've had the Win 7 x64 HPE-270f for just over a month and none of my friends understand computers well enough to know what I'm talking about when I tell them what I've just told you.

Last but certainly not least is how quickly Win 7 x64 transfers files. The very fastest my Vista computer could move files over firewire 400 was 38.4 MBps. I've noticed that Windows 7 employs over 1 GB of 1333 DDR3 RAM while transferring files to my 2TB LaCie Raid 0 drive over eSATA wire...



I really like my new computer and it is fairly fast, but the Win 7 x64 Operating System is blazing balls to the walls fast!!!

~Maxx~


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29 Aug 2010   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Some great scores

You should be thrilled with that nice new machine, I would be

Glad to hear your enjoying it.
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29 Aug 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Maxxwire;927872]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Welcome Maxx, looks like a nice desktop, how is it running for you?
Did you anchor it to the floor?
They have been known to lift off.
Thank you all for the hearty welcome! I wish I would have come across this very apt warning prior to firing up the HP HPE-270f! I am well aware that its not the fastest desktop by any means, but moving up from an AMD Turion TL-60 dualie with a Passmark CPU Mark of 982 to an Intel Core i7 930 very nearly gave me whiplash...



But that's not the worst of it...



While Passmark tested the Core i7 930 and gave it a CPU Mark of 5825 when I downloaded the Passmark Performance Test and ran it on the Win 7 x64 HPE-270f it scored a 6138 CPU Mark which I think says a lot about how HP builds its HPE line of computers.



I'm aware that this is not considered a very high rating, but the most I ever got out of my Vista computer was a 550 overall score and what I'm happy about is not how high the score is, but rather the improvement of over 300%.

I used to think that the Peacekeeper Browser Benchmark was primarily about browser speed and rendering until I found out that testing while using a decent computer you can triple your score using the very same browser.



Thanks for bearing with me as you can probably tell I've had the Win 7 x64 HPE-270f for just over a month and none of my friends understand computers well enough to know what I'm talking about when I tell them what I've just told you.

Last but certainly not least is how quickly Win 7 x64 transfers files. The very fastest my Vista computer could move files over firewire 400 was 38.4 MBps. I've noticed that Windows 7 employs over 1 GB of 1333 DDR3 RAM while transferring files to my 2TB LaCie Raid 0 drive over eSATA wire...



I really like my new computer and it is fairly fast, but the Win 7 x64 Operating System is blazing balls to the walls fast!!!

~Maxx~
Nice! Very nice;
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30 Aug 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Really nice same Cpu I'm going to use in my next build. Fabe
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30 Aug 2010   #5
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

What a wonderful website you folks have here! When I got my Win 7 desktop 7 weeks ago there was a long list of programs I wanted to run and procedures I needed to learn how to do on as I did on my Vista computer. Just last night for the very first time I ran a successful Macrium Reflect Image Restore thanks to much help from Wishmaster which sealed the deal on my confidence running Win 7 because I have Reflect Image Backups going back all the way to the original Installation.

Another one of the tasks I wanted to accomplish was to customize the logon screen which in Vista is a daunting task requiring the taking ownership of, copying and renaming of folders and literally forcing Vista to cooperate, but I found a small program were on the SevenForums last night called The Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7 that allowed me to upgrade to the 223 kb logon screen which is shown in the attachment in just a few clicks of the mouse not counting the permissions in Comodo Proactive Defense+ that is.

I am a little late getting to this Windows 7 party which you folks have had going for so long, but I want you all to know that the information that you have left behind on your path toward perfecting the implementation and use of this latest and greatest Windows Operating System is of invaluable help to the many like me who are just now upgrading to Windows 7!

~Maxx~


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30 Aug 2010   #6
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Really nice same Cpu I'm going to use in my next build. Fabe


The Core 17 930 is a pretty amazing processor and its performance is definitely enhanced by its also amazing Intel chipset. The ICH 10 Southbridge has been benchmarked at 650 MBps!!

~Maxx~
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31 Aug 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
What a wonderful website you folks have here! When I got my Win 7 desktop 7 weeks ago there was a long list of programs I wanted to run and procedures I needed to learn how to do on as I did on my Vista computer. Just last night for the very first time I ran a successful Macrium Reflect Image Restore thanks to much help from Wishmaster which sealed the deal on my confidence running Win 7 because I have Reflect Image Backups going back all the way to the original Installation.

Another one of the tasks I wanted to accomplish was to customize the logon screen which in Vista is a daunting task requiring the taking ownership of, copying and renaming of folders and literally forcing Vista to cooperate, but I found a small program were on the SevenForums last night called that allowed me to upgrade to the 223 kb logon screen which is shown in the attachment in just a few clicks of the mouse not counting the permissions in Comodo Proactive Defense+ that is.

I am a little late getting to this Windows 7 party which you folks have had going for so long, but I want you all to know that the information that you have left behind on your path toward perfecting the implementation and use of this latest and greatest Windows Operating System is of invaluable help to the many like me who are just now upgrading to Windows 7!

~Maxx~

Maybe you didn't look around here enough!


Log On Screen - Change
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31 Aug 2010   #8
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Maybe you didn't look around here enough!

Log On Screen - Change [/QUOTE]

Actually that was the thread that I started on, but after I unzipped the downloaded file I noticed that although it did contain the registry changes to merge the .exe was not present. Eventually I found the Tweaks.com download and it did have the .exe so that is what I ended up using.

~Maxx~
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31 Aug 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post

Actually that was the thread that I started on, but after I unzipped the downloaded file I noticed that although it did contain the registry changes to merge the .exe was not present. Eventually I found the Tweaks.com download and it did have the .exe so that is what I ended up using.

~Maxx~


Look again, Option One lists a program that will change it without having to be installed.
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31 Aug 2010   #10
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post

Actually that was the thread that I started on, but after I unzipped the downloaded file I noticed that although it did contain the registry changes to merge the .exe was not present. Eventually I found the Tweaks.com download and it did have the .exe so that is what I ended up using.

~Maxx~
Look again, Option One lists a program that will change it without having to be installed.
Yes that was the very first thread I went to but when I downloaded the link in option #1 this is all that was present when I unzipped the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer 1.3.4 version...



The registration entries are there but the executable is not present. I downloaded and unzipped the file a 2nd time just to make sure that there had not been a mistake, but the result was the same...registration entries but no executable.

~Maxx~
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