Show Us Your WEI


  1. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #2861

    baarod said:
    Latest bump. Same low profile Antec case, mobo, CPU, RAM, etc. I just Arctic Silvered the GPU and VRAM to the stock heatsink and bumped both clocks up by 100MHz. This rig has not been fully rebuilt in years as I love to squeeze every last iota of performance out of mostly sub $100 components and stuff from the previous machine that still works. I'd really love to see a "bang for the buck" comparison here. Who gets the highest scores with the cheapest hardware. That's my bag really. I mean, any schmoe can buy a video card that gets upper 7's or the latest i7 or an Intel SSD and buy their way into the big boys club but that really defeats the purpose if money is no object. Why not just go buy the top of the line Alienware box and post your WEI? My money goes to Joe Six-pack who's got a rig he's been running with for some time that doubles as the family computer too.

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    That is fine score. I'll trade you!
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  2. Posts : 42
    Win7 Pro x64
       #2862

    So I've been fiddling around with the AHCI driver issue (AMD Chipsets) and that's what I found out:

    - AMD recently added stand-alone AHCI drivers, last time I checked they only had RAID drivers with included AHCI support: both are available here --> Motherboard/Chipset Drivers --> Individual Drivers (Motherboard/Chipset) --> select OS
    - Advantage of AHCI only over RAID drivers: S.M.A.R.T. values are available BUT there still seems to be an issue with the AAM functionality as you can't change the value set before installing the AMD driver
    - I've tried AHCI only drivers and couldn't see a significant difference to Microsoft (Win 7 included) drivers in CrystalDiskMark + HDTune Pro performance
    - So far so good but I guess this article is talking about something else, unfortunately I'm too much of a noob to deal with this IOMeter Software used in the benchmark. Is anyone with an AMD system in AHCI mode capable and willing to reproduce this IO Test from the techreport article?

    Other issues I came across today:
    - What's up with that S.M.A.R.T reading showing in HDTune but not in CrystalDiskInfo?!
    - And why is Win System Info telling me that only 6 of my 8GB are usable?!

    Thanx for your help!
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  3. Posts : 236
    Win 7 64 bit professional
       #2863

    cabal06ba said:
    So I've been fiddling around with the AHCI driver issue (AMD Chipsets) and that's what I found out:

    - And why is Win System Info telling me that only 6 of my 8GB are usable?!

    Thanx for your help!

    Open Msconfig/Boot/Advanced options and in the Boot Advanced Options make sure you have the right amount of memory in the Maximun Memory box. You might have it set at 6GB
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  4. Posts : 42
    Win7 Pro x64
       #2864

    Nope, no limitation set there...but thank you for the advice!
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  5.    #2865

    My WEI went down when i updated my Nvidia Drivers last week. Went about 0.1 down in Graphics (desktop performance)
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  6. Posts : 3,639
    Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
       #2866

    My current scores without my OverClock.

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  7. Posts : 78
    windows 7 premium x64
       #2867

    a little upgrade from the previous score
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  8. Posts : 6,857
    Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
       #2868

    fastslvblkcar said:
    a little upgrade from the previous score
    Nice improvement!:)
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  9. Posts : 78
    windows 7 premium x64
       #2869

    now the only thing slowing me down is my slow a$$ sata2 hdd and the cost of an ssd. lol
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  10. Posts : 325
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       #2870

    DarkNGamer said:
    My current scores without my OverClock.

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    4200 overclocks very nicely.

    it's a crime to not overclock it
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