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Whats wrong with the vista rating system

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December 14, 2007 6:39:14 AM

Not that this is really important, but my vista rating is at 1.0, despite my killer system (my system spec is on my sig)

I got:
Processor: 5.9
RAM: 5.7
Graphics: 1.0
Gaming Graphics: 1.0
Harddisk: 5.4

Come on!!! I mean, 8800GTX rated as 1.0?!?! with the latest drivers?!!
December 14, 2007 8:35:05 AM

instal/reinstall your video drivers and run the assessment again
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December 14, 2007 5:59:08 PM

already done.

could it be cos i havnt yet activated?
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December 15, 2007 8:41:31 PM

I had the same thing. Make sure you motherboards chipset drivers are installed and graphics drivers are installed.
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December 17, 2007 3:43:16 AM

probably because your gtx is not good enough...just kidding!

i wouldn't even pay attention to the vista rating thing, it doesn't really know what it's talking about in many regards. As long as actual in game performance isn't being compromised, then i wouldn't worry about it.
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December 17, 2007 6:08:54 AM

rayzor said:
probably because your gtx is not good enough...just kidding!

i wouldn't even pay attention to the vista rating thing, it doesn't really know what it's talking about in many regards. As long as actual in game performance isn't being compromised, then i wouldn't worry about it.


Well, for the graphics assessments.... yeah, it doesn't know what it is talking about a lot of times. My Radeon X300 graphics cards was rated as a 2.0 for the business assessment and a 3.0 for the gaming assessment..... which is pretty darn freaked up, because the X300 should do business stuff and Aero better than gaming stuff!
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December 19, 2007 8:03:43 AM

vista is wack. even with chipset driver update it doesnt change
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January 29, 2008 6:09:49 PM

vista isn't whack you just need to figure out how to do it
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January 30, 2008 3:08:50 PM

Their could be something wrong with the XML file for your rating system.

Go to C:\windows\performance\winsat\datascore and delete the xml files that in it.
Launch the vista performance utility and you should see dashes where the scores once was.
Now run the test and your new score should appear.


There is a dos version which give you more details as to what WinSAT does

Forgot...
Also delete the Winsat.txt file in C:\windows\performance\winsat
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January 30, 2008 4:54:21 PM

I had the same problem with my 8400GeForce until i disabled my previous graphic drivers and then installed the nvidia chipset.
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February 6, 2008 11:28:00 AM

Same thing happened for me (1.0 score for graphics) when I first built my computer. I kept hitting the "refresh score" link (forgot the actual name) and it would appear to do something and then sorta go into limbo. I updated my video card drivers and still nothing immediate happend. After some fiddling with it, I refreshed everything and rebooted and I finally had a 5.9 in graphics. So I don't know exactly how the score got refreshed, but I'm confident that you can do it if you keep trying.

After everything was said and done, I scored a 5.9 in everything except my processor which was a 5.7.

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February 10, 2008 8:03:14 PM

Yeah, reinstall your graphics drivers. On my new build, it kept saying the same thing until I installed the drivers for my 8800GTS
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February 27, 2008 6:42:46 PM

Had this with my 1950 pro, solved it by removing drivers and 1950 pro, rebooting,shutdown and re-installing card and drivers, then worked perfectly, ps 5.9 gaming and aero for agp 1950pro, 4.3 system for processor p4 3.0ghz
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February 28, 2008 3:24:49 AM

I get 5.9 on everything..except the memory. which doesnt make sense to me because I have 8GB pc8000 ram. It gives me 5.6 on the memory. the same score it did with 4GB .
Is there a reason for this or just one of those meaningless things
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February 28, 2008 11:15:49 AM

The rating system measures throughput for each subsection, not necessarily "speed". I am running my RAM at 'only' 800Mhz, but get a 5.9. Why?? Because I have the FSB cranked up to 400 (1600), so the bandwidth of that whole subsection is greatly increased.

There is a link above explaining WEI in much more detail.
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February 29, 2008 3:13:10 AM

I guess when i overclock my cpu I will get that elusive 5.9 then lol
Its just a benchmark anyway
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