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May 13, 2011 8:49:19 PM

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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May 13, 2011 9:28:52 PM

Dont use WEI
Poor benchmark
Try 3Dmark
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May 13, 2011 9:44:45 PM

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.
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May 13, 2011 10:10:36 PM

my 2.93 Core2Duo is a 6.3
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May 13, 2011 10:26:38 PM

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.
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May 13, 2011 11:03:10 PM

My C2D gets a 6.9.
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May 14, 2011 12:57:23 AM

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?
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May 14, 2011 1:07:43 AM

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.
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May 14, 2011 2:04:00 AM

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
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May 14, 2011 2:06:11 AM

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
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May 14, 2011 2:26:57 AM

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

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May 14, 2011 3:21:59 AM

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!!!!!
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May 14, 2011 3:54:21 AM

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. -
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May 14, 2011 4:10:51 AM

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.
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May 14, 2011 4:36:47 AM

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........

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May 14, 2011 5:31:43 AM

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???
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May 14, 2011 5:35:16 AM

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.
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May 14, 2011 10:21:34 AM

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: 
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May 14, 2011 10:28:23 AM

the thing about WEI is that it only finds bottlenecks.Nothing else.
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May 14, 2011 12:02:08 PM

WEI is messed up my stock i72600k get a 7.9 when its overvlocked to 4.8 its gets a 7.2 lol
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May 14, 2011 12:34:20 PM

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"?)
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May 14, 2011 12:34:26 PM

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: 
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May 14, 2011 12:36:48 PM

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
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May 14, 2011 1:18:58 PM

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: 
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May 14, 2011 1:21:03 PM

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.
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May 15, 2011 5:25:40 PM

bobdozer said:
AMD FX 4110 - Quad Core "Bulldozer" scoring 7.9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zK4WAPKNYo&feature=mfu_...


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.
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May 15, 2011 5:52:34 PM

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.
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May 15, 2011 5:56:27 PM

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.
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May 15, 2011 5:57:49 PM

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.
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May 15, 2011 6:03:37 PM

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.
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May 15, 2011 6:10:42 PM

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
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May 15, 2011 6:12:54 PM

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...
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May 15, 2011 6:14:02 PM

If i knew the algorithm of how the WEI processes information i would gladly give it to OP.
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May 15, 2011 6:14:45 PM

I dont think Bill Gates even knows the algorithm LOL
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May 15, 2011 6:15:07 PM

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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?


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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.



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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.
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May 15, 2011 6:20:13 PM

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

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May 15, 2011 7:02:44 PM

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
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May 15, 2011 8:28:46 PM

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%.
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August 24, 2011 10:46:13 AM

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.
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August 24, 2011 7:40:29 PM

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 ..
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December 17, 2011 5:45:40 PM

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.
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February 20, 2012 4:27:09 AM

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. :??: 
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February 20, 2012 8:00:18 AM

I get 7.5 stock with the 2500K, 0.4 off perfection.........I feel so depressed.
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February 20, 2012 8:09:14 AM

7.6 with a stock 2600k
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February 20, 2012 8:23:49 AM

amuffin said:
7.6 with a stock 2600k


$300 later and still no perfection, oh cruel life. :p 
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February 20, 2012 8:36:29 AM

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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