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Is Win7 WEI worth anything?

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January 3, 2011 12:56:48 AM

Okay
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Dual Xeon P4 based Prestonia 3.2ghz (5.0)
Pentium 4 D 945 3.4ghz (5.1)
Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 ghz (4.7)

In almost every benchmark on the web the E4300 wins
Do you think Win7 favors pure ghz speed over processor architecture just
a little? <he asks sarcastically>

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January 3, 2011 3:16:39 AM

The Optiplex 745 came with Vista Business COA.
About 2007
I dont even think they were Beta with Win7 yet LOL
THANK YOU for the link to pin modding the C2D series.
I am just waiting for my circuit pen to arrive.
I should be able to go from 1.8 800mhz FSB to 2.4 1066 fsb
Too bad I dont have a OCing board.
I read the E4300 can get to 3.2 on air.
Maybe one day my tech will be of current generation.
Like when my daughter graduates college LOL

WEI from what I can tell heavily favors one core pure speed in ghz.

Totally going against what software development is heading.

Funny though in Cinebench 11 I get a higher score rendering with my Dual Xeon (circa 2004) then the E4300.
The two HT logical cores with the two physical cores makes a difference
Cinebench 11 is a great multicore benching tool.

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January 3, 2011 7:34:25 AM

Don't rely too much on what WEI says. It's just an estimate, and not a very accurate one in most cases. The Core 2 should be the fastest chip by quite a way, although the 1.8GHZ clock is not great.
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January 3, 2011 9:09:30 AM

Hardware and software manufactors is not on par with each other. The hardware companies give certin information to software manufactors leaving big gaps for them to fill. If hardware and software manufactors were working together then you will have more accurate tests out there.
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January 3, 2011 1:06:50 PM

The WEI is a useless metric to gauge hardware performance. Use something else to benchmark your hardware.
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January 3, 2011 2:04:48 PM

mavroxur said:
The WEI is a useless metric to gauge hardware performance. Use something else to benchmark your hardware.


I do use 3DMark03,3DMark06,PCMark,Lightsmark and Cinebench 11 also
I just wanted to point out how WEI is so far off base.

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January 3, 2011 5:58:18 PM

The whole point of this thread is how meaningless WEI is.
I much rather have the low end C2D then a high end Pent D.
But if I didnt know better and just used WEI as a guide then I would think that the Pent D was a superior chip when we know it is crap compared to a Core 2 Duo.
I wonder how many people (noobies) judge their system on WEI?
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January 3, 2011 6:01:10 PM

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Is it worth risking your rig for a tenth of a meaningless WEI point?


Are you referring to me pin modding the E4300?
Seems pretty safe if the instructions are followed and I bought the chip
for $13 USD so if I do fry it I dont care.
I will take a $13 bet on going from 1.8ghz to 2.4ghz anyday :D 
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January 5, 2011 1:26:46 AM

Best answer selected by king smp.
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January 28, 2012 2:47:09 PM

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