Reinstalled Windows 7, new WEI score

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Jan 22, 2012
  1. celcodioc
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    Member celcodioc Major A$$hole

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    Hai. I just reinstalled Windows 7 and my new WEI score makes me curious.



    Old WEI score:

    Processor: 6,4
    Memory (RAM): 6,4
    Graphics: 6,8
    Gaming graphics: 6,8
    Primary hard disk: I don't remember, either 5,6 or 5,9


    New WEI score:

    Processor: 5,9
    Memory (RAM): 6,1
    Graphics: 6,8
    Gaming graphics: 6,8
    Primary hard disk: 5,9


    Computer specs:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 @ 2,13 GHz (overclocked to 2,5 GHz)
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
    RAM: 4 GB DDR2



    Is this because of the "good ol' Windows" or could it indicate that my processor/RAM is getting slower? There were no active processes during the test and Team Fortress 2 seems to run better since the reinstall.
     
  2. NaokiKitsuhine

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    It's the same windows 7 edition?
     
  3. gifi4

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    When I installed Windows 7, I found out that it's rated out of 7.9 and a mate of mine mentioned it used to be less... Maybe that could be the reason why.
     
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    It could be the drivers... But then again... What version of windows 7 are you using? And was it the same version before?
    I don't care about the ratings that windows gives so I never noticed if it had any dif results after I reformated the computer.
     
  5. celcodioc
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    Member celcodioc Major A$$hole

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    Windows Vista scores used to range from 1.0 to 5.9, but I've always been running Windows 7 Ultimate on this computer.

    I've installed all drivers. I don't care about the Windows ratings that much either, but I'm wondering why my scores are different.
     
  6. Costello

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    how about you run the tests once or twice again? if you didnt already...
    could be a temporary problem, CPU too hot so it got throttled or something...
     
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    Why do you even care? The WEI is bullshit at best. You don't measure performance by the WEI but actual benchmarks.
     
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    Here's a reason to care: it tells me my HD 4870 graphics are roughly at the same level as my new i5-2500K CPU (7.5). On one hand, it implies that my system is very balanced, on the other hand it implies that the difference between the HD 4870 and, say, a GTX 580 in gaming performance is only 0.4.

    Now I know better, and you know better, but does Microsoft know better?
     
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