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11 Nov 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 Experience Index


I have some questions in regards of the Windows 7 Experience Index.
Currently my system subscore is 5.2.

Processor : 7.1
Memory : 7.3
Graphics : 5.2
Gaming Graphic : 5.5
Hard Disk : 5.9

I'm using Alienware M15x, Windows Home Premium 64-bit, 8GB Ram, nVidia GTX 260M.
I remembered my Graphic and Gaming Graphic subscore used to be around 6.2. Why do I suddenly get a much lower subscore considering I did not make any changes to my system ?

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11 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

It's buggy in my opinion. Mine's the same, but my specs are pretty good.

Don't worry about it.
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11 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Some times when you get an updated gpu driver it will lower the score. Why? Who knows....I just know it happens. Try updating driver and then rerun the WEI app.
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12 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Yeah it tends to happen a fair bit. My hard drive score dropped from 5.9 to 5.8, but I doubt that means anything. At least I hope it doesn't. Just find it weird since it's a Raptor, it shouldn't be below 5.9 at any point.
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12 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

I believe the score is based off usage, sometimes when playing a game, well, always I mean, the usage of resources shoots up. Maybe that's why the score is suffering, or simply when multitasking.
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12 Nov 2010   #6

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

You may need to roll back to a previous graphics driver. Check in windows update to see it it updated the nVidia driver. There have been many reports of reduced WEi scores with the latest nVidia drivers, myself included.

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12 Nov 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you for all your answers.
I just found it weird, because I did nothing to my system...except maybe if because Windows update my driver.
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