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Windows experience Index went down !!

Last response: in Windows 7
June 16, 2013 9:00:36 AM

Processor lowered from a 5.8 to a 4.2 after a fresh Windows install, Any idea what could cause this and any suggestions to fix?
June 16, 2013 9:05:39 AM

Nothing, WEI in unreliable and not a true benchmark.
June 16, 2013 9:10:01 AM

For some reason it wouldn't let me post a picture till I remembered I had an old account here.. this is how my cpuzid looks like
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June 16, 2013 9:15:01 AM

absolutely normal.
Your processor downclocks when not stressed, to save energy. Andonly ramps up enough to handle the load. It may not fully ramp up for the WEI test.
June 16, 2013 9:17:35 AM

Thank you , does the CPUZID look ok as well?

Edit : Ran the assessment on high performance power option and it jumped to 4.9

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June 16, 2013 2:50:29 PM

Screenshot looks fine.
If you disable speed step etc.. in the bios you will get a higher score. It keeps the cpu from downclocking between tests which results in a higher score.
WEI is pretty much useless. You can run the test and get a different score each run . My processor and memory score 7.6 but my dual GTX 460's score 4.2. So the test is not very accurate.

June 16, 2013 3:17:12 PM

Thank you, turned off all the applications and the test finally gave me 6.7 :) 

Thank you for the help!