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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

12 Jun 2011   #41
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Looks like a good looking laptop, I want one.


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12 Jun 2011   #42
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 


Got RAM?

Really need new hdd, not much of a gamer
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12 Jun 2011   #43
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Vatec, good scores, yes an SSD would help. you'd love it. Good scores though without the SSD.
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13 Jun 2011   #44
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakeythesnake View Post
New WEI scores, with the i7 720QM OC'd from 1.6-2.8GHz to 1.77-3.1GHz and the 5870m core/memory speeds up from 700/1000MHz to 810/1105MHz. RAM is up to 1477MHz from 1333. Using W7 from a 7200rpm spinner this time.

Seeing as my mobo limits the RAM to 1333MHz (running at stock FSB speeds), there's no way to OC my Kingston HyperX without changing the FSB speed and thus OCing the CPU too right? Because I really want to see how high these babies can get on the WEI.
Very nice gamers laptop.

To check the CPU core temps, play your most stressful game or run Prime95.
Be carefull with heat on a laptop, your's has a very nice cooling system, just watch the core temps.
Intel is vague, actually they omitted posting the max CPU temp (Tcase), for this CPU's recommended max core temp.
I'm conservative when it comes to CPU temps, even for a laptop I wouldn't want to be much over 60C for more than a couple of minutes.
Heat is the number one computer component killer.

CPU - Stress Test with Prime95
Prime95 Torture test
First open Real Temp to monitor CPU temperatures, don't go over 77C.
Open Prime95 and stop the test if it is running, in Advanced tab select 'Round off checking', in the Options tab select 'Torture Test...', in the window that opens select 'Blend', after 'Number of torture test threads to run' enter 8, then click OK to start the test.

This program will max out your CPU, max frequency and 100% useage, during the test.
It usually takes less than a minute to reach max temps.
For a laptop I would just use this program to test the max temps, run it for 1-2 minutes only.

That extra hard drive bay is just begging for a SSD, you only need a 60GB SSD for your OS and apps, then keep all data on the spinner.
I have a 40GB SSD and a HDD in my laptop, two bays.
The performance is simply amazing, battery time went from 4 hours to 7+ hours.
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13 Jun 2011   #45
RealGoneKid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakeythesnake View Post
New WEI scores, with the i7 720QM OC'd from 1.6-2.8GHz to 1.77-3.1GHz and the 5870m core/memory speeds up from 700/1000MHz to 810/1105MHz. RAM is up to 1477MHz from 1333. Using W7 from a 7200rpm spinner this time.

Seeing as my mobo limits the RAM to 1333MHz (running at stock FSB speeds), there's no way to OC my Kingston HyperX without changing the FSB speed and thus OCing the CPU too right? Because I really want to see how high these babies can get on the WEI.
Very nice gamers laptop.

To check the CPU core temps, play your most stressful game or run Prime95.
Be carefull with heat on a laptop, your's has a very nice cooling system, just watch the core temps.
Intel is vague, actually they omitted posting the max CPU temp (Tcase), for this CPU's recommended max core temp.
I'm conservative when it comes to CPU temps, even for a laptop I wouldn't want to be much over 60C for more than a couple of minutes.
Heat is the number one computer component killer.

CPU - Stress Test with Prime95
Prime95 Torture test
First open Real Temp to monitor CPU temperatures, don't go over 77C.
Open Prime95 and stop the test if it is running, in Advanced tab select 'Round off checking', in the Options tab select 'Torture Test...', in the window that opens select 'Blend', after 'Number of torture test threads to run' enter 8, then click OK to start the test.

This program will max out your CPU, max frequency and 100% useage, during the test.
It usually takes less than a minute to reach max temps.
For a laptop I would just use this program to test the max temps, run it for 1-2 minutes only.

That extra hard drive bay is just begging for a SSD, you only need a 60GB SSD for your OS and apps, then keep all data on the spinner.
I have a 40GB SSD and a HDD in my laptop, two bays.
The performance is simply amazing, battery time went from 4 hours to 7+ hours.
This is a great bit of information for those who want to change the stock settings of components and confirms my point, you should be really careful, you have a nice laptop, there is no point pushing it too far as you could lose everything.
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13 Jun 2011   #46
jakeythesnake

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Looks like a good looking laptop, I want one.
Then buy one they're not actually that expensive. I'm kicking myself for getting one *just before* they released them with sandy bridge i7's

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Very nice gamers laptop.

To check the CPU core temps, play your most stressful game or run Prime95.
Be carefull with heat on a laptop, your's has a very nice cooling system, just watch the core temps.
Intel is vague, actually they omitted posting the max CPU temp (Tcase), for this CPU's recommended max core temp.
I'm conservative when it comes to CPU temps, even for a laptop I wouldn't want to be much over 60C for more than a couple of minutes.
Heat is the number one computer component killer.

CPU - Stress Test with Prime95
Prime95 Torture test
First open Real Temp to monitor CPU temperatures, don't go over 77C.
Open Prime95 and stop the test if it is running, in Advanced tab select 'Round off checking', in the Options tab select 'Torture Test...', in the window that opens select 'Blend', after 'Number of torture test threads to run' enter 8, then click OK to start the test.

This program will max out your CPU, max frequency and 100% useage, during the test.
It usually takes less than a minute to reach max temps.
For a laptop I would just use this program to test the max temps, run it for 1-2 minutes only.

That extra hard drive bay is just begging for a SSD, you only need a 60GB SSD for your OS and apps, then keep all data on the spinner.
I have a 40GB SSD and a HDD in my laptop, two bays.
The performance is simply amazing, battery time went from 4 hours to 7+ hours.
Yeah I've run Prime before, max temps on the CPU are 64/59/63/61 under full load and 45 idle. You say you wouldn't like 'em to go over 60, but the shutdown temp for the 720QM is 100 and it's not anywhere close really. If my temps get to 85ish I'd still think it was normal after many many hours of straight gameplay and wouldn't be too worried. If it heads over 90 though, I'd have to do something about it.

GPU is idle at 52-54, gonna repaste it soon though when I stick my other 2x4GB SODIMMs in.

My current new install is at 45GB with *most* things in there, but I'd like room to have a couple of games installed as well, just to impress with those load times so 128 would be minimum for me. A 120Hz 3D screen would be nice too but I can't seem to find many...oh, not to mention I don't think ATi cards have the necessary drivers or whatever 'til the 6xxx series

As an aside, what's the r/w speed from/to RAM? Do some SSDs actually have faster r/w speeds? Or is that silly? ^_^ I'd like a C300 really, I've heard there's a few faults with them but also that there's work arounds. I'm still waiting for the SSD market to get cheaper and hopefully more reliable. As a student I don't have *that* much money.

I'm already finding myself wanting to upgrade everything, so I'd better have a well paying job at the end of this to fund my technology habits. Still, spending a year in the US (CA) in 2 years time, and it'll be about time to upgrade then...think I'll buy desktop parts over there, you guys have it easy with your cheaper electronic goods!


EDIT: My Acer Aspire One netbook which is half-way across the room atm is making more noise than this

EDIT2: Completely missed this post


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RealGoneKid View Post
This is a great bit of information for those who want to change the stock settings of components and confirms my point, you should be really careful, you have a nice laptop, there is no point pushing it too far as you could lose everything.
Mmm I'm being careful with the CPU, hence why I backed away from anything that came remotely close to BSODing me. Checked my temps, see above. GPU I'm being even more careful with, making sure it can pass ATi OverDrive's own GPU test (which backs out and stops if anything's up), then testing it running WEI, then 3DMark11. Gonna test it with Crysis/Furmark in a bit.
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13 Jun 2011   #47
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Those are good temps for a laptop.

Intel states Tjunction as 100C, this is the temp that the CPU will throttle down, actually before this temp, to keep the CPU from melting down.
The max temp for your CPU cores is always listed as Tcase, this is the CPU case, core temps are +5C from Tcase.

Intel seemed to have stopped posting Tcase for laptop CPU's, maybe because they can't really be overclocked, though some manufacturers do now and even the usual OEMs, like yours, let you do a little OC'ing.

Check Intel desktop CPUs and you will see a max Tcase listed.

I think 85C is pretty hot, older laptops always seemed to run a little hotter than desktops, which is why Intel doesn't have the same limits for laptops.
Who would buy them if the temps aren't safe?
They are made from the same material as a desktop CPU, the cooler the better.

The Intel Core™ i7-860 Processor Tcase is 72.7C so the CPU core temp max is 77.7C.
Why should a similar CPU in a laptop be ok to run at 85C?
I think the reason they don't mention the safe max temp is because some of the laptop manufacturers laptop CPUs run very hot, due to the cooling system they designed.
They are getting better in the last couple of years, which goes nicely with my theory.

For a SSD, there are pretty easy ways to get 45GB of OS, apps and data down to less that 30GB.
Then there is more room for games.
Route your downloads onto the spinner, all data files saved to the spinner, all pics and vids - same. It can all add up pretty quickly.
My desktop SSD is at 25GB now (86GB free), no games but, I put all apps on it.
When a good Win8 beta comes out I'll be partitioning it 55/55Gb and run Win7/Win8. They will stay around 50% free space.
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14 Jun 2011   #48
jakeythesnake

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbronski View Post
Ehh, my HDD is only 5400RPM.. don't hate me.. But, I guess it's not terrible for a laptop?
Hmmm what CPU do you have? I wants it ^_^
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14 Jun 2011   #49
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbaile6692 View Post
Note   Note

Show us your Windows Experience Index (WEI) score!


Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

Continued from - Show Us Your WEI (2)


I think the only thing I've seen remotely close to 7.9 on the CPU was the i7-2600K at 4.7GHz. It scored a 7.8 on a rig I've seen. On my chipset, the i7-870, i7-875K and the i7-880 all score 7.7 when they are overclocked to 4.0GHz. I guess those are the only upgrades I could make, I think not.
My old(er) post is here...Show Us Your WEI (2)

New W.E.I. score in this pic (Graphics up .1 to max)

Not sure why but it is showing my DirectX version as 10 but I have DirectX11??


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14 Jun 2011   #50
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I can see why you named it supercomputer, I probably would have too. How high did you OC it to get 7.8? I had my i5 OC to 4.6 and could only get 7.6.
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