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My overall score jumped up .3 points when I started using Windows 7 x64 (7077) instead of Vista Ultimate x64...

CPU: 6.1
RAM: 7.1
Graphics: 5.9
Gaming Graphics: 5.7
HDD: 5.9

Are the ones I have now.
Specs should be on my profile page, cba listing them now.



My Asus A6J gets a 2.0 rating, only because of the crappy HDD.
The other scores are as follows.
CPU: 4.2
RAM: 4.5
Graphics: 4.2
Gaming Graphics: 4.4
HDD: 2.0 :)()

I find that amazing considering it's like 4 years old now.
And that one is running WIndows 7 beta build 7000 :p (Yes, it's getting a bluescreen every 2 hours, and I gotta activate it constantly to keep it working. I better install the RC on it tomorrow.
 

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Here's the hardware used when scored.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz @ 4.0GHz (but identifies as 3.33GHz, whereas Windows XP correctly identified the speed when overclocked... so I'm not sure if the score reflects the 3.33GHz or the 4.0GHz, not that it's accurate anyway)
RAM: 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz RAM (@800MHz @5-5-5-18)
GPU: MSI GeForce 8800GT 512MB OC
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 (now called the Western Digital Caviar Blue) 640GB SATA

If I remember right, these were my scores on Windows 7 build 7000 x86-64 (i.e., the official Beta).

CPU: 6.7
RAM: 6.7 (with 4GB @800MHz @5-5-5-12, it was 5.9)
GPU Aero Performance: 7.9
GPU Gaming Performance: 5.9
HDD: 5.9

That makes an overall rating of 5.9.

As of updating to Windows 7 build 7100 x86-64 (i.e., the official RC release), these were/are my scores.

CPU: 7.0
RAM: 7.0
GPU Aero Performance: 5.9
GPU Gaming Performance: 5.9
HDD: 5.9

That also makes an overall rating of 5.9.

No doubt the GPU drivers are affecting the Aero score, as certain drivers that don't pass certain something max out at 5.9, or something like that from what I read (that's alot of somethings). I'm using the stock Windows drivers (WDDM 1.1 or something). Still, those same drivers didn't max them out at 5.9 in the previous build...

This is on an x64 build too, but the way.

I can't remember the scores for the CPU @4.5GHz, and no doubt they've changed anyway. Basically, I think the CPU goes up and the RAM goes down. I'll test it tonight perhaps and see.

The official bits about it state anything over 2GB does nothing to improve the score, and that beyond that point, only faster memory speed gets a higher score. That was for Windows Vista though. I saw the opposite happen (in build 7000). With 4GB (@800MHz @5-5-5-12 timings), my RAM was rated lower than my CPU. With 8GB (@800MHz @5-5-5-18 timings), my RAM jumped up to match my CPU. In other words, I added more RAM but lowered the speed, the opposite of what should cause the score to jump, meaning it should have went down, but it went up. Then again, this was the 64-bit build, so maybe it scores more for more RAM like that.

Ah, these scores are honestly not an accurate reflection, and from the way reports are going, not consistent either, so that just makes them useless overall.

Edit: Okay, I tested it again @4.5GHz, and the CPU remained unchanged at 7.0 (the RAM went up to 7.1, probably due to the better timings), but the test took alot shorter and only seemed to test the RAM and hard disk? I'm guessing it only retests what is changed, and since it is always detecting my CPU at 3.33GHz no matter what, it won't retest it. I haven't tried it on stock speed yet, but I did in build 7000, and 3.33GHz and 4.0GHz got the same results there too. Is Windows 7 reporting everyone's overclocked frequency in the "My Computer" properties, or does it not do that anymore? If it's supposed to, it's not for me for some reason. Ah, well, I don't really care about these, or any other synthetic, scores much.
 

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Not a very good way of judging real world performance at all, but nevertheless:



Win7 RC 64-bit
CPU: 6.4
RAM: 6.4
GPU Aero Performance: 6.2
GPU Gaming Performance: 6.2
HDD: 5.9

RAM's at 800MHz 4-4-4-6-10-1T.
 

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you set your system to performance mode Cooliscool?

190.38 messes with the power setting..... and breaks profile level AA....
 

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Adaptive/Performance mode makes no difference, at least with regards to the experience index gaming/aero tests. Got 6.2/6.2 regardless of the setting.
 

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i meant the windows power level, some people at guru3d have found installing this driver sets windows to power saver.
 

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Nope, it's on balanced, which I prefer (15 minute monitor shutoff, 30 minute sleep mode). As far as performance degrading features goes, I keep EIST disabled for OCing purposes, of course.
 

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Is it really fair to judge a PC by the lowest score? Shouldn't they average it?

Anyway, here's mine. Not too shabby for a laptop I'd say.

 

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Is it really fair to judge a PC by the lowest score? Shouldn't they average it?
Depends what exactly the score means. If it means that your GPU will bottleneck your performance because of Aero, then the score is completely fair. The Index serves to show how well W7 will run, so in this case it would be limited in speed by the GPU.
(The point is not to show how good your PC is as a whole, in which case they would indeed score it differently.)
 

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Yeah but suppose you have an E7300 with a GTX285 and 3GB RAM. That would be ideal for gaming but the index score would still be rather low (I'm guessing the RAM score would be the lowest).
 

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Yeah, it does seem to behave strangely. Someone with "12Gb of OCZ 2000MHz" got a 7.7, 0.2 under the maximum. His ram is already overkill as it is, don't know what would get a max score.

There seems to be a lot of discontentment over the Index in general, but I suppose it's simply taken more seriously than it should (it seems like it main use will simply be "How well can my PC run W7? Oh, cool *forget about it for 2 years*").
 

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My scores.

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz 5.9
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS 5.9
Gaming graphics 2303 MB Total available graphics memory 5.8
Primary hard disk 24GB Free (149GB Total) 5.9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 7127

Determined by lowest subscore 5.8

Pretty good for a laptop I guess.
 

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There's people who pray to god every night to have a desktop with that speed one day, Silenus :D
 

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I have yet to re-install 7 but when I last checked it there was only my HDD under 5.9 (5.7 from memory) and everything else was in the mid 6 to low 7 range!

I would bet my system would score the same now except for HDD which SHOULD be much improved since then due to the SSD being added to my system
 

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I have re-installed 7 but for now its installed on a 100GB partition of one of my 1TB drives so it would obviously score higher in the HDD department if it was installed on the SSD!

CPU: 7.3
RAM: 7.3
Graphics: 6.1
Gaming Graphics: 6.1
HDD: 5.9

Build 7100
 

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Care factor = zero

Its a crap test anyway!
 
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