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LOW CPU Score: Pentium D 950 in Windows Experience Index

I upgraded my CPU from Intel Celeron D 331 (256K Cache, 2.66 GHz, 533 MHz FSB) to Intel Pentium D 950 (4M Cache, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) and was surprised to see that cpu score had dropped significantly. I also installed a new cooler and the temps are good.

Is this normal? BTW, I didn't reinstall windows after upgrading the CPU... MB has the latest bios installed.

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    Well don't worry about windows index, if you CPU gets a higher score in benchmarks compared to the old, then you shouldn't care about Microsoft's stupid scores. ;

    The reason might be because your old score wasn't up to date. Therefore it was higher at the time it was testing it.

    Here's a lookup on a long list of CPU scores, the newer CPU is over twice as fast.
    new: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+D+3.40GHz
    old: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+D+3.20GHz

    Hope this helps! :)
  2. NiCoM said:
    Well don't worry about windows index, if you CPU gets a higher score in benchmarks compared to the old, then you shouldn't care about Microsoft's stupid scores. ;

    The reason might be because your old score wasn't up to date. Therefore it was higher at the time it was testing it.

    Here's a lookup on a long list of CPU scores, the newer CPU is over twice as fast.
    new: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+D+3.40GHz
    old: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+D+3.20GHz

    Hope this helps! :)


    I had to reinstall windows and the cpu score jumped from 2.9 to 4.9 :bounce:
    Yup its true, stupid M$ :pt1cable:
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