it has x8 1 GB FB-DDR2 sticks for 8GB total - 2GB per channel Windows Vista Business 64 Bit with SP3
I scored a CPU WEI of 5.9
I upgraded it to x2 E5450 3.0 Ghz CPU and my WEI didn't change, all 5 metrics still say 5.9???
I must me missing something, how can my faster CPU score less of a WEI than the one at work?
I know the WEI doesn't mean all that much, but it leads me to believe that I have a bottleneck somewhere in the system.
If I had to guess, it would be that I have filled up ALL 8 slots of the FB-DDR2, but I was under the impression that my memory bandwidth should go up if I use more of the channels...?
I even changed from the FX3700 to a GTX 465 and my WEI for graphics didn't move either.
Am I missing something?
What else should I be looking for?
Any opinions or thoughts as to why my WEI doesn't move, it might not mean much, but the motherboard on the work PC is the same, and the CPU's are slower members of the same generation and Windows thinks they are 20% higher performance?
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Ram and all wouldn't affect how your CPU scores. First off, does Windows even see two CPU's? I know that Win7 supports dual CPU's but I'm not sure about Windows Vista.
It does see both CPU's and all 8 threads, everything SEEMS to be operating correctly. I thought it was strange that all five metrics read exactly 5.9 and haven't changed even though I changed the 3 major components, RAM, CPUs, and Video card...
haha, yea, a few times... no change... when I put in the new hardware Windows 7 says: "you're settings have changed update your score" but Vista has yet to say that, its been a while since I've used Vista, maybe it never let you know that you need to update?
I'm tempted to put Windows 7 on it to see if it reads my WEI different but I REALLY don't want to have to go through the pain of reinstalling SP1 on Vista... it takes FOREVER and SP3
thanks for your replies!
Actually, come to think of it, I believe that Vista's WEI tops out at 5.9.
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Yea, that's what I couldn't remember, HA
that does sound about right, its just been so long...