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Are you getting Terrible Vista Performance Scores?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 16, 2007 7:59:49 PM

Hello folks,

Problem: I am getting a performance score of 1 on both GPU specific performance tests in Vista Home Prem. My build (see sig) is good and i should be getting way over the required to run aero etc....

I've looked everywhere and i cannot find a solution i sure hope you guys can help me! I downloaded the latest Vista driver from ATI is there anything im missing?

Solution: Managed to install it properly if anyone else is having the problem make sure you download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 First before you download the GPU Drivers Because Vista is auto set to .NET 3.0 For DirectX10 cards.

EDIT: Added the Fix that worked for me ;) 


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February 16, 2007 8:11:30 PM

Is the video performance poor as well, or is it just the rating system that appears to be wrong? You should be in the high-ish 5s with that card I would think (my 7900GT gets 5.9)
February 16, 2007 8:18:26 PM

Have you installed the MFG's vista drivers?
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February 16, 2007 11:03:37 PM

:oops:  Whats an MFG? Managed to install it properly if anyone else is having the problem make sure you download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 First before you download the GPU Drivers Because Vista is auto set to .NET 3.0 For DirectX10 cards.


February 16, 2007 11:10:42 PM

MFG = manufactoring = (in this case) ATI.

Glad you sorted it out.
February 16, 2007 11:23:21 PM

So what's your new scores? Just curious.
February 17, 2007 12:11:46 AM

Hmm base score seems a bit low for this system (see sig) at 4,8 Base score:

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz 4,8
Memory (RAM) 2,00 GB 4,8
Graphics Radeon X1950 Pro 5,9
Gaming graphics 1018 MB Total available graphics memory 5,8
Primary hard disk 281GB Free (298GB Total) 5,7

I know it takes the lowest item for its base score but it still feels alittle low :( 
February 17, 2007 4:07:01 AM

I'd agree. Make sure you have all of the latest MB drivers, etc.

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Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+ 4.2
Component Details
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU 5.9
Gaming graphics 495 MB Total available graphics memory 5.0
Primary hard disk 245GB Free (298GB Total) 5.7
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
  Total amount of system memory2.00 GB RAM
  System type32-bit operating system
  Number of processor cores1
  64-bit capableYes Storage  
  Total size of hard disk(s)410 GB
  Disk partition (C:) 245 GB Free (298 GB Total)
  Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
  Media drive (E:) CD/DVDCD/DVD
  Disk partition (F:) 84 GB Free (112 GB Total) Graphics  
  Display adapter typeNVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU
  Total available graphics memory495 MB
        Dedicated graphics memory256 MB
        Dedicated system memory0 MB
        Shared system memory239 MB
  Display adapter driver version7.15.10.9746
  Primary monitor resolution1920x1200
  DirectX versionDirectX 9.0 or better Network  
  Network AdapterNVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
  Network AdapterGeneric Marvell Yukon Chipset based Ethernet Controller
  Network AdapterMicrosoft Tun Miniport Adapter
  Network AdapterNortel IPSECSHM Adapter
  Network AdapterEacfilt Miniport
Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
  Determined by lowest subscore

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February 17, 2007 10:54:55 AM

Now, that .NET got slower on each upgrade, no doubt from what I've seen (not really into it), but still, that bad? Or is it just Vista... Isn't Microsoft a nice company to provide us with such healthy training against headaches?
February 17, 2007 12:26:24 PM

Thank you for the thread this is getting added to my "Fix list" I am hopeing to gather as many of these as I can over the weakend so I can go onto work on monday more prepaired for those Vista calls :) 

Had an interesting one last night with a problem on a notebook not waking up from hibernation when the lid was closed. Turns out the solution was to turn off hibernation... I guess MS will fix it or there will be a BIOS update.
February 17, 2007 12:52:11 PM

I do hope that all of these issuss are taken care of in a service pack or something by November. Tinkering and troubleshooting a new operating system used to be "fun" for me, but in my older age now its just a pain in the neck. I have played around with vista on a friends computer and I can wait until November (when I either upgrade or do a new build). Vista is not gonna change my life at all.
February 17, 2007 1:50:48 PM

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February 17, 2007 2:30:16 PM

You guys realise that 5.9 is currently the maximum score for the subscores and the base score right? Microsoft are going to raise the maximum achievable score slowly over time, as hardware improves.