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Windows 7: WEI Scores

23 Dec 2009   #1
riggs614

Windows 7 x64
 
 
WEI Scores

I have 2x2GB of DDR3 1600mhz memory installed on my machine.

My WEI score is only 5.9. Can anyone help me understand why this is low?

You can see my system specs below.


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23 Dec 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am wondering if it's running at 1600 Mhz. Have you set it in your BIOS? That may be an issue. Some boards you will have to set the speed in the BIOS.

You can check CPUz memory tab to see if you're running at 1600.

Dual channel will be 800(X2=1600) and triple channel will be 533 (533X3=1600)

If it's running at 1600, it's probably just the WEI...I would not put too much faith into it.
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23 Dec 2009   #3
riggs614

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I am wondering if it's running at 1600 Mhz. Have you set it in your BIOS? That may be an issue. Some boards you will have to set the speed in the BIOS.

You can check CPUz memory tab to see if you're running at 1600.

Dual channel will be 800(X2=1600) and triple channel will be 533 (533X3=1600)
Yup. Originally my board ran it at 1066 (or 533x2) dual channel only.

I have it manually set and it is correctly reported in BIOS and CPUZ to be 1600mhz. (800mhzX2)

It had the 5.9 score with the 1066, and no bump up when I modified it with corrected timings and up to the 1600mhz.

I did increase my memory bandwidth though when this changed using winsat mem in an elevated command prompt.
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23 Dec 2009   #4
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmmmmmm,

I'm not sure why WEI would be reporting this. I am running 4GB of DDR3 1600Mhz and mine is 7.4.

I don't want to make you feel like I know more than you, because I may not, but have you got the timings and voltage set right. I'm sure you do.....

This also MAY have something to do with the CPU....I don't know.

I have heard a million times not loose too much sleep over the WEI as long as you are getting the performance your memory is designed for. I would test it with whatever utility you use (memtest, etc) and if you are seeing the performance, I wouldn't worry too much.

Maybe someone else has better advice. Mine is to make sure the memory is performing and forget about the WEI.
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23 Dec 2009   #5
tranqueirex

dual: windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 and XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by riggs614 View Post
I have 2x2GB of DDR3 1600mhz memory installed on my machine.

My WEI score is only 5.9. Can anyone help me understand why this is low?

You can see my system specs below.

Hi riggs614, would you please tell us your latency. a screenshot of CPUZx64 will be good.

I have ddr2 1066 2x2 latency 5 - wei 7,1

cheers


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23 Dec 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

His CAS is 9 if he has it set right, it's in his system specs. This is a good idea however. This screenshot would show us what's up.

Good idea tranqueirex.
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23 Dec 2009   #7
MdM

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Doesn't WEI reports the lowest score? I believe that 5.9 is because of the HD, I have myself scores going from 6.8 to 7.2 but the HD is 5.9 and that sets my WEI at 5.9.
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23 Dec 2009   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MdM View Post
Doesn't WEI reports the lowest score? I believe that 5.9 is because of the HD, I have myself scores going from 6.8 to 7.2 but the HD is 5.9 and that sets my WEI at 5.9.
We are under the impression the score of 5.9 is the memory score. If it IS the ovrall score, it's a whole different story.

I'm sure the OP is referring to the memory score.

Good point though.
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23 Dec 2009   #9
riggs614

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Screen Shot of CPU-Z

Here you go.

CPU Z and WEI Scores.

I did have the memory indicated wrong for timings, but the 9 stands.

Any ideas?


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24 Dec 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I would run a stress test like Prime95 or Orthos making sure you pick the test that stresses your RAM

OR

Run memtest

If it passes with no errors, forget about it. It's just one of those WEI things people have complained about for years.
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