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Windows 7: 32bit better then 64?

14 Mar 2010   #1
theory18

Win7 x86
 
 
32bit better then 64?

Hi i always used win7 (32bit) but had 4gig ram, so i deciced to upgrade it to 64bit.
Both where installed fine with basic windows drivers.

But with the 32bit version my Windows Performance Index was higher then 65bit.
On the 32bit my processor and RAM got an 5+ and now with 64bit they get a 4.5.

Aren't those supposed to be better since they go from 3.3useable ram to 4?

Thanks in advance.


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14 Mar 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I really dont bother about the WEI score. On Win7 32bit, my system rating was 3.7 and in 64bit, the rating dropped to 3.5. But I like 64 bit OS. Reason: Does any one still play the old 8bit games? No, right.
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The WEI matters, as Aero can be switched depending on the score. I would install the latest chipset drivers and reseat everything.
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The WEI matters, as Aero can be switched depending on the score. I would install the latest chipset drivers and reseat everything.
As I said earlier, using 64bit, my scores dipped little bit, but no effect on performance and AERO.
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14 Mar 2010   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The WEI matters, as Aero can be switched depending on the score. I would install the latest chipset drivers and reseat everything.
As I said earlier, using 64bit, my scores dipped little bit, but no effect on performance and AERO.
The scores and shouldn't change on a fresh reformat of 7.
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14 Mar 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The WEI matters, as Aero can be switched depending on the score. I would install the latest chipset drivers and reseat everything.
As I said earlier, using 64bit, my scores dipped little bit, but no effect on performance and AERO.
The scores and shouldn't change on a fresh reformat of 7.
Yes it did. On my laptop and desktop.
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14 Mar 2010   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
The WEI matters, as Aero can be switched depending on the score. I would install the latest chipset drivers and reseat everything.
As I said earlier, using 64bit, my scores dipped little bit, but no effect on performance and AERO.
The scores and shouldn't change on a fresh reformat of 7.
My scores are different in 32-bit then they are in 64-bit. Like Dinesh, I tend not to care much about my WEI.
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14 Mar 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Hmmm, interesting. Hasn't happened here. I do run the WEI twice after drivers though. My 4890 increased from 6 or so to its normal 7.4 but only after running it twice and a reboot.
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14 Mar 2010   #9
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

WEI in real life mean jack.

Very inaccurate also.
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15 Mar 2010   #10
WowMike2002

Windows 7 Premium (OEM)
 
 

If you read the indexing score system in WEI - it states that the values for counting will be adjusted per different systems being used, and updated as new programs allow.

I would assume that the change is because 64bit requires steeper system hardware, so it grades more harshly to be able to run at premium performance. As the years go by, it will also start grading you lowe rand lower to make up for more enhanced programs and requirements on those programs.
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