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Windows experience Index went down !!

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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?

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June 16, 2013 9:05:39 AM

Nothing, WEI in unreliable and not a true benchmark.
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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.
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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.

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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!
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