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Hi,

I have some questions in regards of the Windows 7 Experience Index.
Currently my system subscore is 5.2.

Processor : 7.1
Memory : 7.3
Graphics : 5.2
Gaming Graphic : 5.5
Hard Disk : 5.9

I'm using Alienware M15x, Windows Home Premium 64-bit, 8GB Ram, nVidia GTX 260M.
I remembered my Graphic and Gaming Graphic subscore used to be around 6.2. Why do I suddenly get a much lower subscore considering I did not make any changes to my system ?
 
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Your score will update to reflect how your hardware compares to the most current hardware supported by that driver.

I wouldn't worry too much about it as WEI is just a rough guide. when i updated to the latest graphics driver i lost 2 points. (4.7) to (4.5)
 

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My hard drives the weak link

My hard drives are the weak link. They get a 5.9. Everything else get's 7.4 and 7.5. Too bad decent sized SSD's aren't under $125 like sata drives are.
Your score will update to reflect how your hardware compares to the most current hardware supported by that driver.

I wouldn't worry too much about it as WEI is just a rough guide. when i updated to the latest graphics driver i lost 2 points. (4.7) to (4.5)
 

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Too many users get hung up over the WEI scores and ratings.

They're merely, in my opinion, artificial benchmarks from Microsoft to rate a system.

ALL hard drives will always get a 5.9 rating, regardless.

Moving up to an SSD will help the score out. But in the end, it's just a matter of "braggin' rights".
 
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Too many users get hung up over the WEI scores and ratings.

They're merely, in my opinion, artificial benchmarks from Microsoft to rate a system.

ALL hard drives will always get a 5.9 rating, regardless.

Moving up to an SSD will help the score out. But in the end, it's just a matter of "braggin' rights".

Exactly! :D
 
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It certainly has helped the retailers though. It is quite easily faked and can give a wonderful impression to an unknowledgable purchaser
 

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Too true. I mean - my netbook only has a mere 2.2 subscore, yet it's super fast! And in my case, my HD is my strong point :D
 
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windows experience index is actually designed as a kinda tool for Microsoft to obtain valuable data about any hardware that Windows is run, and has likely caused more than a few unnecessary hardware upgrades i would think :(
 

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The one I don't get is...

The one I really don't get is why Microsoft can't just make the ratings from 1.0 - 10.0. In Vista it went up to 5.9 and in 7 it goes to 7.9. That really doesn't make any sense what so ever. Maybe, but doubtful, they'll get it right in 8 or what-ever they name the next Windows version. Just like Windows 7 isn't the 7th version of Windows.
It certainly has helped the retailers though. It is quite easily faked and can give a wonderful impression to an unknowledgable purchaser
 

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ALL hard drives will always get a 5.9 rating, regardless.
My hdd rating is 7.6, and it's the highest of the individual ratings on my system. I don't know why... Seems very random how they come up with these numbers.
 
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lol I have 7.1 for both video tests on an AGP card....haha but overall, I'm 4.4 rating.

4.4

4.4

7.1

7.1

5.5
 
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I am;
6.9
6.2
4.5 wei
5.2
5.9

top 2 were lower than that about 6 months ago, i dont go by the WEI anyway. dont believe its accurate
 
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Mines the only thing under 7.4

Mines the only thing under 7.4'
My hdd rating is 7.6, and it's the highest of the individual ratings on my system. I don't know why... Seems very random how they come up with these numbers.
 

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For what it's worth here is mine.

Processor - 7.4
Memory - 7.4
Graphics - 7.1
Gaming Graphic - 7.1
Hard Disk - 5.9

Windows Experience Index - 5.9
 
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