Windows Experience Index isn't of much use I fail to see why Microsoft even
put it in, other than it being an excellent tool for sales people to get you
to buy higher spec machines simply because the WEI is higher.
Benchmark testing is far more reliable than WEI; in fact the WEI figures
should be taken with a pinch of salt.
As stated by Mike Hall, Windows 7's WEI goes higher, however the testing is
somewhat more rigourous therefore your score could actually turn out to be
lower. An example my 250GB Seagate SATA drive scores 5.8 in Vista, but only
3.0 in Windows 7
Whatever figures you get from WEI they are nothing to get excited about,
personally I ignore them.
John Barnett MVP
Windows XP Associate Expert
Windows Desktop Experience
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"Peter Hucker" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message newsp.uo5etkhk4buhsv@i7...
> Mixed feelings on this. I've achieved "perfection". But.... why don't
> the scores go higher? I can't believe my PC has EXACTLY 5.9 for
> everything. Some of those must be more. Is this a case of Gates yet
> again failing to predict the future? Another 640K is enough for everyone?
> If you must know, it's got:
> 5 x WD1001FALS 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black hard disks
> 2 x Radeon HD 4850 1GB graphics cards (not cross-fired, I've got three
> MSI X58 Platinum iX58 Socket 1366 Motherboard
> Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
> 6 x 2GB 1600MHz CAS 7-7-7-24 DDR3 memory (the board takes 4GB sticks but
> they don't yet exist in DDR3)
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