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July 1, 2012 11:22:49 PM

Is something wrong with my setting or perhaps computer in general? I've recently built a budget rig with what I could and the performance is outstanding in D3, ME3, ect. but my windows based score is 5.9. I have .....

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Video: EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP


My windows based score is sitting at 5.9 for my processor but I see that others with my processor are sitting at 7.1 for processor score. Did I do something wrong and is there a solution to bringing up my score?



Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor 5.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 5.9
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 5.9
Gaming graphics 4096 MB Total available graphics memory 5.9
Primary hard disk 353GB Free (582GB Total) 5.9

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July 1, 2012 11:32:50 PM

Hi :) 

Its your hard drive...5.9 is the max any sata hard drive can get...

All the best Brett :) 
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July 1, 2012 11:41:37 PM

So my hardrive is effects my processors score? Any recommendations on an upgrade?
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July 1, 2012 11:56:55 PM

zombiejunkie said:
So my hardrive is effects my processors score? Any recommendations on an upgrade?


Hi :) 

Not what I meant.... lol

The WEI total score goes by the LOWEST item which in your case is the sata hard drive at 5.9....

Are you saying your cpu also gets 5.9 in the list ?

All the best Brett :) 
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July 2, 2012 12:04:04 AM

Yes, the CPU gets a 5.9 and so does my graphics and RAM. I don't see how this is possible? I research others with similar components and they still get higher ratings for CPU, RAM, and graphics regardless if their HDD is SATA. =\
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July 2, 2012 12:16:18 AM

zombiejunkie said:
Yes, the CPU gets a 5.9 and so does my graphics and RAM. I don't see how this is possible? I research others with similar components and they still get higher ratings for CPU, RAM, and graphics regardless if their HDD is SATA. =\


Hi :) 

Umm I dont think its possible for everything to get a 5.9....the WEI must be screwed....

You can easily test it... take OUT one piece of ram and run it again...the 5.9 for ram MUST drop.... if it doesnt the WEI is screwed....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 2, 2012 12:29:24 AM

Does the fact that I am using Windows Vista OS make a difference?
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July 2, 2012 12:40:26 AM

zombiejunkie said:
Does the fact that I am using Windows Vista OS make a difference?


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No...do what I said to test it....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 2, 2012 12:48:26 AM

Yes, the max that Vista can rate anything is 5.9. It was raised to 7.9 in windows 7.

Nothing to worry about :) 

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However in Windows 7 - you need an SSD to get higher than 5.9 for your HDD
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July 2, 2012 12:55:22 AM

fjay said:
Yes, the max that Vista can rate anything is 5.9. It was raised to 7.9 in windows 7.

Nothing to worry about :) 

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However in Windows 7 - you need an SSD to get higher than 5.9 for your HDD



Hi :) 

Yup you are totally right....I forgot that...time for bed I think as 2 am here lol...

Apologies to OP....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 2, 2012 12:55:27 AM

I did the RAM test and I was sitting at a 5.7 after placing the ram back in I was back to 5.9! Going to upgrade to Win 7 eventually. Thanks for the help this seems to be solved!
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July 2, 2012 12:55:49 AM

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