I7 2600k low wei score

Just set up my new pc and made sure everything is working fine. Everything was 7.7+ except my i7 2600k that got 6.9. Any suggestions?
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  1. Dont use WEI
    Poor benchmark
    Try 3Dmark
  2. 6.9?! My Athlon X4 630 has 7.2. Try some other benchmark. Download CPU-Z and check if your CPU goes to normal speed from power saving frequencies under the load.
  3. my 2.93 Core2Duo is a 6.3
  4. king smp said:
    my 2.93 Core2Duo is a 6.3

    Well, you see my cpu has four cores, yours two. That's why I get higher score.
  5. My C2D gets a 6.9.
  6. My 2600K gets 7.6 on stock speed, 7.8 overclocked to 4.5 ghz. So you're definitely low for some reason. Are you using 64 bit Windows?
  7. WEI..... yeah i find it as a poor benchmark. Cant tell yeah how many people complained on forums like these saying why my score is so low....

    Main issue is that when it's testing hardware to rate them, for some reason, it most of the time doesn't ramp up the cpu speed from the power save mode (speed step for intel and cool'n'quiet for amd)

    In my personal option, dont uses WEI, use something else that is more than likely to put load on the cpu to go to its stock speed at least.
  8. yyk71200 said:
    Well, you see my cpu has four cores, yours two. That's why I get higher score.


    So that means if I had 4 cores I would have a 12.6 score???

    LOL Just joking Ha Ha
  9. Mousemonkey said:
    My C2D gets a 6.9.



    Showoff :)

    Is that at stock E8400 3.0ghz speed?

    or do you have at 4.0 on water cooling LOL
  10. My I5-750 @ 3.2 = 7.5, @ 3.8 only bumps it up 0.1 to 7.6.
    King smp = it not linear, it's more logarithmic (Not toally Logarithmic, just closer to).

    I agree WEI is a poor Benchmark, But it is a good indicator if something is amiss.
    CPU is more probmatic as warmon6 indacated the CPU may not be ramping up and stayin @ a lower multiplier. Many here have OCed and set the CPU to a set Freq - windows has little say in that case.

    On memory, a low score is a good indication that the mem freq is low, don't think CL play a big role here.

    HDDs - a low wei is a good indication that something is not right, ie in IDE mode vs AHCI, or the the driver is incorrect.

    So while it may not be a good benchmark, I find it useful - just know its limitations
  11. King smp = it not linear, it's more logarithmic (Not toally Logarithmic, just closer to).

    I was joking!!!!

    I do know that a 3.0ghz Dual Core is equal to a 6.0ghz chip
    At least that is what the guy on Ebay said.........


    JOKE!!!!!
  12. Yea I knew you were joking, really just mentioned of the sake of some that don't understand the changes in wie.

    Your a "good" fall guy. -
  13. bearclaw99 said:
    My 2600K gets 7.6 on stock speed, 7.8 overclocked to 4.5 ghz. So you're definitely low for some reason. Are you using 64 bit Windows?


    I have the same score as bearclaw99 with my 2600k.
  14. RetiredChief said:
    Yea I knew you were joking, really just mentioned of the sake of some that don't understand the changes in wie.

    Your a "good" fall guy. -


    Great

    Your Abbot
    and
    I am Costello

    Now if we just had the Andrew Sisters playing........
  15. jabredi said:
    Just set up my new pc and made sure everything is working fine. Everything was 7.7+ except my i7 2600k that got 6.9. Any suggestions?



    My sandy bridge core i5 2400 gets a WEI of 7.4.

    Maybe load optimized defaults or update bios???
  16. Yeh WEI scores behave funny sometimes. For example I got increase in graphic score from 7.0 to 7.5 on my GTX 460 768 MB just by updating the driver.
  17. king smp said:
    Showoff :)

    Is that at stock E8400 3.0ghz speed?

    or do you have at 4.0 on water cooling LOL


    The E8400 is now just chugging along at a stock 3ghz now that it's been demoted to the general workhorse rig and it's only ever been aircooled and still is. :sol:
  18. the thing about WEI is that it only finds bottlenecks.Nothing else.
  19. WEI is messed up my stock i72600k get a 7.9 when its overvlocked to 4.8 its gets a 7.2 lol
  20. cia24 said:
    WEI is messed up my stock i72600k get *** 7.9 when its overvlocked to 4.8 its gets *** 7.2 lol

    [:badge:3]

    Im sorry. It just thats the first time i've heard an overclock cpu getting *** lower score than *** stock cpu. Now my faith in WEI is just *** little bit lower [:mousemonkey:5]

    (ok..... what in the world going on with the letter (ignore the kkk's) "kkka"?)
  21. cia24 said:
    WEI is messed up my stock i72600k get *** 7.9 when its overvlocked to 4.8 its gets *** 7.2 lol

    That's just wrong on so many levels! :lol:
  22. warmon6 said:
    [:badge:3]

    Im sorry. It just thats the first time i've heard an overclock cpu getting *** lower score than *** stock cpu. Now my faith in WEI is just *** little bit lower [:mousemonkey:5]

    (ok..... what in the world going on with the letter "***"?)



    Lol, i will take some snap shots of it when i get home and post them so you can laugh harder
  23. cia24 said:
    Lol, i will take some snap shots of it when i get home and post them so you can laugh harder


    Please do. :lol:
  24. Funny thing if you turn of everything in window but the core things in task manager you will get *** lower score then if you run wei while converting *** video- it seems that WEI doesnt up the core clocks on cpu or gpu on the newer cpu and gpus when running.
  25. bobdozer said:
    AMD FX 4110 - Quad Core "Bulldozer" scoring 7.9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zK4WAPKNYo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL


    Meh. 7.9 means nothign as this thread has shown.

    OP, the WEI is not very important. Microsoft designed it to set it so people wouldn't be able to play games unless they met the score needed for the game but that dream went out the window with GFW.

    So don't worry about it. As you saw one guy got 7.9 on a stock 2600K and when he overclcoked it to 4.8GHz, it gave him 7.2.
  26. jimmysmitty said:
    Meh. 7.9 means nothign as this thread has shown.

    OP, the WEI is not very important. Microsoft designed it to set it so people wouldn't be able to play games unless they met the score needed for the game but that dream went out the window with GFW.

    So don't worry about it. As you saw one guy got 7.9 on a stock 2600K and when he overclcoked it to 4.8GHz, it gave him 7.2.

    Mine got a 7.9 when I inadvertently OC'd it to 4.4ghz but 7.6 does seem to be about average but as others have said it doesn't mean a great deal.
  27. Mousemonkey said:
    Mine got a 7.9 when I inadvertently OC'd it to 4.4ghz but 7.6 does seem to be about average but as others have said it doesn't mean a great deal.

    This thread has grown too long..Getting bored of this.
  28. ghnader hsmithot said:
    This thread has grown too long..Getting bored of this.

    Then go and read something else, no one is forcing you to come back to this thread.
  29. Mousemonkey said:
    Then go and read something else, no one is forcing you to come back to this thread.

    Sorry if you thought i was rude.
    However the explanations should be enough for the OP about why WEI is as it is.The program was never used to test higher than 6 base score because they didnt want to spend money on making a better benchmarking system.
  30. Base scores of 6.0 and higher are not defined yet. They will be defined when the time comes and new innovations in hardware allow new capabilities. From past experience, it is expected this will happen at a rate of once every 12-18 months.

    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/archive/b/windowsvista/archive/2006/09/22/windows-experience-index-an-in-depth-look.aspx
  31. In Win7 the score goes up to 7.9 by design
    Vista only went up to 5.9

    the point is WEI is a horrible benchmark
    I wouldnt be surprised if M$ removes it in Win8

    Use Cinebench, 3Dmark etc but not WEI

    by the way when was the last time the OP posted?
    they originally posted 5/13 and never
    bothered to come back LOL
  32. Another issue with the WEI is that, because it runs only once and while you are not actually using the PC, it doesn't provide a meaningful measurement of the performance capabilities of your system over time. (Instead, you can use the hugely useful Reliability Monitor--see my Windows Vista Feature Focus for more information).

    Put simply, WEI does not measure the overall performance of your PC. It only measures the relative performance of the individual hardware components in the PC.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/windows-7-feature-focus-windows-experience-index
  33. If i knew the algorithm of how the WEI processes information i would gladly give it to OP.
  34. I dont think Bill Gates even knows the algorithm LOL
  35. Quote:
    Question:
    Just looking for a reason to explain this to someone. I upgraded a friends computer today, from an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ to an AMD Phenom 9850 Quad Core and their score in the Windows Experience index for CPU went from a 6.2 to a 5.8, and it kind of confuses me as well. Shouldn't an upgrade cause something to go up and not down?

    When I went from a dual core to a quad core my score went up, so what would cause it to go down like that? I haven't tried overclocking their CPU yet (it's the Black Edition so I can work with that) but will that bring the CPU score back up?


    Quote:
    I'd guess it's a problem with the Windows Experience Index algorithm. I don't see how it could accurately represent the computational power of a computer in a one-dimensional index (with degrees of only hundredths too), not with all the variables to consider. Try some kind of trusted benchmark tool. The conspiracy theorist in me says that WEI is nothing more than a tool to sucker in people with more money than knowledge.



    Quote:
    Unfortunately, the windows experience index is not 'bandwidth' related. It's specification related.

    It doesn't actually read your processor as being a quad core. It views it as being a 2.5Ghz CPU, whereas your 6400+ is a 3.2Ghz ?

    Hence the drop in score.
  36. WEI is essentially useless as a cross platform benchmark

    There is really no good reason to use it when
    there are so many better benches
  37. The true measure of a machine is not how many yottaHertz (1,000,000,000,000,000 GHz or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz) it runs at but simply this: It does the job it was bought for.
    http://kadaitcha.cx/blog/low-disk-score-for-windows-experience-index/

    It never meant to show an all round score.
  38. When I finally build my HAL 9000 with a Buldozer FX OC to 5.0 Ghz it will get a WEI of 10.0!!!

    LOL
  39. Mousemonkey said:
    Mine got a 7.9 when I inadvertently OC'd it to 4.4ghz but 7.6 does seem to be about average but as others have said it doesn't mean a great deal.


    7.6 doesn't seem very high honestly. In fact, 7.9 doesn't either. My Q6600 Q 3GHz gets 7.3. Those 0.1s must be worth a lot considering that in most applications a 2600K would clobber my Q6600 by more than 50%.
  40. bearclaw99 said:
    My 2600K gets 7.6 on stock speed, 7.8 overclocked to 4.5 ghz. So you're definitely low for some reason. Are you using 64 bit Windows?


    Do you have an i7 2600K? I have one and i got 7.6.
  41. Mousemonkey said:
    My C2D gets a 6.9.


    Hmm, repeat that once more and you'd be guilty of bragging about your big WEI-WEI :D..
  42. I just went from an i5-2500k at 7.5 to an i7-2600k at 7.6 (both at stock speeds). Just paid $70 for the upgrade to get a 0.1 WEI score :) Well, I didn't do it for the WEI score. I'll be using my PC for more CPU-Intensive applications and games.

    I'm using this with an MSI P67 motherboard, 16GB of G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1600, GTX460, and OCZ Vertex 3 120GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB. Sometimes the other components can affect your WEI CPU score.
  43. jabredi said:
    Just set up my new pc and made sure everything is working fine. Everything was 7.7+ except my i7 2600k that got 6.9. Any suggestions?



    My Q6600@3.2 is rated at 7.3 in WEI. Win7 64bit Ultimate. :??:
  44. I get 7.5 stock with the 2500K, 0.4 off perfection.........I feel so depressed.
  45. 7.6 with a stock 2600k
  46. amuffin said:
    7.6 with a stock 2600k


    $300 later and still no perfection, oh cruel life. :p
  47. sarinaide said:
    $300 later and still no perfection, oh cruel life. :p

    because wei hates us all, or microsoft is working with cpu makers to make their cpu's have low wei so they will buy more cpu's?
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