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I5 2500k low wei score

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April 17, 2011 5:07:43 AM

Set up my computer and made sure everything was working fine and decided to run the wei just to see how my new system looked. Everything was 7.8+ except I got a 6.2 on my i5 2500k... So, I decided to do a slight overclock and put it at 4.3Ghz just to see what my score would turn into. It went to 6.3...

I know wei isn't exactly a great benchmarking tool but I don't like seeing my system rated at 6.3 when it's way better than that! I could just manually make it better but I want windows to tell me my cpu is perfect!

mobo: GA-P67A-UD4
graphics: MSI GTX 560 ti
cpu: i5 2500k
ram: g skill 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (should be 7-7-7-21 but that's another issue)

Any ideas to game this number to be up there with the rest?

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April 17, 2011 5:59:07 AM

Hehe why use wei to bench? It's more or less useless. I'm quite sure it uses little resources and a crappy method of testing so it means nothing. Get a decent benchmarking tool - FurMark for the GFX card and 3DMark for your CPU/GFX/RAM everything together. MSI Kombustor is also a good tool for the GFX card.

Relax, the i5 2500K is about the best you can get for gaming on modern CPU's. So, yes, it is perfect by today's standards.

RAM speed is good, you won't really notice a difference in speed between 1333MHz and 1600MHz except in synthetic benchmarks, so leave it as it is stable.

Graphics card you can OC to your heart's content. Use MSI Afterburner (probably came with your GFX card as standard) and OC nice and high whilst keeping it stable.

Enjoy gaming!
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April 17, 2011 6:13:31 AM

Absolutely dont worry about wei
just to be safe use CPU-z or Coretemp to see the cpu speed

I have a E4500 OCd to 2.93ghz and I score a 6.3
so there is no way that you should have same score as me
so either WEI is horrible (everybody will tell you that) or
your cpu is downclocked for some reason

as Toxxyc said try a better bench like Cinebench 11.5 or 3dmark11
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April 17, 2011 6:28:38 AM

I've used cpu-z and hwmonitor and ran prime 95. I know my system is solid. I just want windows to say its solid too. I'm just not sure why it's ranking my cpu so low.
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April 17, 2011 8:30:13 AM

What hard drive are you packing? thats often the lowest scorer and drags everything else down,
apart from that +1 to the other comments wei is fisherprice 'oh lookit me' tool
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April 17, 2011 8:32:42 AM

I have a 90gb vertex 2 ssd as the OS boot/apps drive.
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April 17, 2011 8:50:01 AM

Should be reading an ok score I'd have thought then,
a lot of folks have 5400rpm pizzaslices and say 'wei hates me why??' lol
even my rig reads 7.3 on wei and I dont have an ssd,
maybe wei is reading your total potential and rating the score on current application??
Moto
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April 17, 2011 9:09:27 AM

I don't know but I don't like it!
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April 17, 2011 9:14:10 AM

If I was you I would download Cinebench 11.5 (free-google it) and run a bench as soon as possible
it is a nice cpu render bench
popular with alot of scores to compare against
if your bench on there is the same as other systems like yours
then dont even worry about WEI
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April 17, 2011 9:24:00 AM

HE HE, i get a 7.6 on my 1090t OCd to 4ghz.
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April 17, 2011 11:07:44 AM

I'd run some other benchmarks like the futuremark ones and if they come out with a normal score I wouldn't be worried.

Although I would have thought you would be scoring in the mid 7's ... my 2600K scores a 7.8 at 4.3 ghz
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April 17, 2011 9:41:01 PM

Ran cinebench 11.5. I scored a 5.15 which looks normal.
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April 17, 2011 10:20:05 PM

While WEI is a lousy benchmark, it does serve a good pupose - ie identify a problem perceived, or real. Every one jumps on WEI as being a louse benchmark (granted it is) but often drop it as that when there could be an underlineing cause.

When a person gets a 4.6 using a HDD, or a 5.9 using an SSD you can bet your bottom dollar that something is wrong in Denmark. With SSDs may be in ide mode vs ahci, or a Driver problem.

My I5-750 @ 3.2 gets a 7.5 - Your 2500K @ 4.2 should be closer to 7.7 -> 7.8, my quess. There is a reason, it is low, NOT because wei is piss poor (agree it is), just not the reason.

Same as there is a reason or not getting the correct timings, either the ram/mB should be RMAed or you have not got it set up properly.
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April 17, 2011 11:43:00 PM

I'll run futuremark when I get home from work. I didn't think there was an actual problem with my installation but now you've got me worried. I found a benchmark that has my mobo and cpu combo http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1582/4/ so if mine doesn't match then I can go from there.
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April 18, 2011 12:04:35 AM

I don't think wei is good benchmark. I have parallels running win 7 on my mac book pro and it says that my 320gb 5400rpm hard drive gets a 7.4. That hard drive is 2 years old. On my pc desktop I have a WD caviar black 1tb 7200 rpm and it gives it a 5.9. The caviar black is six months old.
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April 18, 2011 12:09:23 AM

You sure your mac book doesn't have an ssd with it? I know that mechanical hard drives cap at 5.9 regardless of speed.
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April 18, 2011 1:52:21 AM

I wouldn't be happy with a 6.3 in WEI either, I don't care how crappy people say it is. My 2600k at 4500MHz scores a 7.8 which is what I would expect from a 2500k as well. I also use Cinebench 11.5 and my score was 8.80. I have HTing though so I wouldn't expect a 2500k to be that high....
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April 18, 2011 4:37:27 AM

crewton said:
Ran cinebench 11.5. I scored a 5.15 which looks normal.


thats all? that seems normal occording to online bench results but my 2630 will score a 4.85 and then extreme 2920xm will score in the 6's
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April 18, 2011 7:23:02 AM

crewton said:
I've used cpu-z and hwmonitor and ran prime 95. I know my system is solid. I just want windows to say its solid too. I'm just not sure why it's ranking my cpu so low.


Dude, expecting a reliable score from wei is like expecting a hobo to give you a million dollars. You're bound to be disappointed.

Also, wanting a good wei score is like wanting a bunch of condoms if you're alone on an island - you might want it, but WTF are you going to do with it?

Just forget about the wei score, it doesn't mean anything. It's like your mom telling you that your room is untidy - SO FRIGGIN' WHAT?
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April 18, 2011 8:36:11 AM

I'd relate it to my desire for achievements in xbox live or WoW. It's a pointless thing but it's there so might as well get them.
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April 18, 2011 12:03:27 PM

Tested 3d mark vantage. I got P17389 3D marks.

CPU Score
16052.97
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April 18, 2011 1:07:55 PM

i5 760
ECI p55-cm
gtx 560 ti
Mushkin 4GB 1600
crucial 64GB SSD
samsung 1TB HDD
xfx 650W

this is my set up and i have a 7.3 score and i am not able to OC it due to cheaping out on the mobo (will never do that again)...goes to show you how little stock to put in that score. I would much rather have a 2500k set up.
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April 18, 2011 2:27:21 PM

I am on 4.4GHZ and I get 7.7 score.
Same CPU as you.
So yeah, WEI is a load of bull..........
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April 18, 2011 3:02:03 PM

Is the CPU ramping up to full speed under load? What's your Windows power settings profile?
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April 18, 2011 4:38:10 PM

crewton said:
Tested 3d mark vantage. I got P17389 3D marks.

CPU Score
16052.97


That cpu score seems low to me as well....
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April 18, 2011 7:37:40 PM

windows power setting is high performance.

I started prime 95 and noticed something. After 7min core 1-3 had completed 10 tests where as core 0 had only completed 3. I assume that's because core 0 is running the background apps or should there not be as high a discrepancy?
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April 18, 2011 9:16:04 PM

Well I reran cinebench 11.5 and 3d mark vantage

cinemark: 5.52
vantage: CPU Score 17625.5

wei went up to 6.6!

Those look a lot better but I did set it to 4.4Ghz now.
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April 18, 2011 11:15:54 PM

crewton said:
windows power setting is high performance.

I started prime 95 and noticed something. After 7min core 1-3 had completed 10 tests where as core 0 had only completed 3. I assume that's because core 0 is running the background apps or should there not be as high a discrepancy?


that IS kind of strange
part of what makes Prime95 a good stress test is that it does a good job of loading all cores at the same time
I havent had a quad core so I am not sure it that is normal
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April 19, 2011 6:58:42 AM

Run msconfig, go to Boot->Advanced options and check if the "Number of processors" setting is on anything less than 4 for some reason. Also, what is your power supply? Maybe the system has insufficient power to load all cores at the same time.
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April 19, 2011 7:52:58 AM

It shows 4 cores and I'm using a Corsair 850HX power supply.
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April 19, 2011 7:54:12 AM

K, that's not it then. Just eliminating possibilities.
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April 19, 2011 8:53:24 AM

When running prime run cpuz and check if your cpu is reaching full speed or not.MyQ9550 gets 7.3 BTW.
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April 19, 2011 7:26:27 PM

Yes, cpu-z shows it @4.4Ghz. When running HWmonitor it doesn't get as hot either. Core 0 temp would get up to 63C where as the other cores would go up to 68C. Makes it seem like it's not working as hard. Also when doing Cinebench 11.5 there are 4 yellow boxes that move around the image. 3 of those boxes move with each other and the other box lags behind taking longer to render. It just seems like I have one weaker core than the rest.
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April 20, 2011 10:34:05 PM

no thats normal with the lagging box. it is lagging behind because it is rendering the harder sections of the picture.
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