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RAM rated at 5.9 in Windows Experience Index

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March 10, 2010 6:17:12 PM

Antec 1200 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Case - 8 Fans +CPU fan + GPU fan + PSU fan
GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA ATX AM3 Motherboard - Sata 6Gb/s USB 3.0
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4ghz Quad-Core
8GB OCZ AMD Black Edition DDR3 RAM 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 1.65v
XFX HD Radeon 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 DX11
2X Western Digital Caviar Black SATA 3Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB Cache 500GB HDD's RAID 0
2X Samsung DVD Burner Black SATA Model - Lightscribe
Corsair 850W PSU - Fully Modular Cables
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
Sunbeam Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controller Panel
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Windows Experience Index out of a highest achievable score of 7.9)

Processor: 7.4
Memory (RAM): 5.9
Graphics: 7.8
Gaming Graphics: 7.8
Primary Hard Disk: 5.9

I just added 4GB more to the build. Same exact brand of RAM. Double checked BIOS timing and voltage settings. My memory rating in Windows Experience Index use to be 7.5. When I added the other two sticks of RAM, it went down to 5.9. I ran the test twice and it still shows 5.9.

Everything seems to be really fast. I have no clue why it's rated low.

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March 10, 2010 6:23:34 PM

The Win Exp Index is always wrong. Don't pay any attention to it.

Just doing a quick google reveals that several people have it returning GPU scores on video cards that are 4 years old that beat the scores of 5970s. If you really want a benchmark, use something that actually tests the PC...
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March 10, 2010 6:48:54 PM

Thanks. I've read about bad scores before but never actually received one since I've been using Windows 7 RTM on four different machines, two custom built by me.

I will use lavalys to test it.
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March 10, 2010 6:49:04 PM

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