Please bear with me, I'm sort of new at this and have never posted here before, although I have gotten lots of good information from browsing the forums (thanks for that!)
So, I recently upgraded from 8 gigs of DDR2 800 RAM, which I bought 3 years ago, to 16 gigs of DDR3 1866 RAM. I know that the Windows Experience Index is not the best metric to use as far as quality goes, but my old memory registered a 7.4, while my new memory only registers a 7.5. I'm wondering why? And if there's something I need to do to make it register higher (short of overclocking it)?
For the record, the new memory thus far is running at 1600, not the max of 1866 - my mobo automatically set it there and I haven't changed it yet.
I believe that WEI measures memory bandwidth. The older PII processors can only supply about 13Gb/s. My 2600K has an onboard memory controller and supplies closer to 18Gb/s. Therefore my 8GB of DDR3 1600 scores a 7.8 WEI.
I'll go ahead and show my noobiness here - what does that mean? Is it a software issue, and I need to update drivers or somesuch? Or is a hardware feature and I need to upgrade something to improve it?