Running Intel i3 2100 on Asus P8H61-M LE CSM with 2x2GB Patriot Sector 5 1333. Getting WEI Windows Experience Index of 5.3. Expected more since I'm getting 7.1 with P45/E8500 C2D. Is this normal? CPU-Z tells me the memory is running at the correct speed. Could ya'll post some WEI numbers for memory on i3 2100, or some other memory benchmarks?
The problem is WEI artificially, especially with RAM, sets WEI scores. Normally, the maximum with 4GB and Windows 64-bit is 5.5. So 5.3 suggests CAS 9 4GB DDR3-1333. If you want a score higher then you must add more RAM, example 8GB of DDR3-1333 will yield 7.5~7.7, and 16GB+ DDR3-1600 CAS 9 a WEI of 7.9.
In the BIOS, (if possible) set the AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP, save and exit = yes, and then retest.
Otherwise, post a link to your RAM and I'll post the Manual DRAM Frequency, CAS Timings, etc settings...
At that time, I didn't realize that 1333 was only the bus IO speed, and that DDR3 chip speed (166MHz) is equivalent to DDR2 667. My other PC had DDR2 1066- same double rank, single bank, 2x2GB- equivalent to DDR3 2133 (266MHz). I guess the higher IO bus rate, bursting, & integrated memory controller of the i3 make up for the slower RAM.
Learned that WEI can be called from the command line as 'WinSAT.exe mem'. Posting update for future readers wondering the same.