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My Vista HP says it has a performance score of 4.7.

So is that good ... or bad … And how would it rate on a 1 > 10
Sure would nice if M$ explained it.

Is that like graduating in the Top 90% of my class ??
 

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Well If I remember correctly, then according to Microsoft a score of 5.0 was the best when they designed the system. But my hard drives score over 5, 5.2 or something...
 

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I guess a 4.7 on a scale of 5 is OK .... But I'm Jealous :D :D
 

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I think my overall score was 4.6 or 4.7...need more RAM.
 
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I find the results a bit less than useful since the grading scale is such that my video card can obtain the same ranking as someone with a brand new GF8800. Also, the overall score is based solely on the lowest subscore, which means all other factors don't mean anything. Granted one piece can bog down the entire system, but it should weight and average them in some way.

All in all I don't find the scores very telltale since they reveal little about the system. It doesn't seem to perform any realistic benchmarks that would cause scores to vary by system even when the systems have the same parts, so a person with 2GB of memory here will get the same score in that category as someone with 2GB of memory there. I don't know, just doesn't seem too useful.
 
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Tha*Lunat!k said:
I find the results a bit less than useful since the grading scale is such that my video card can obtain the same ranking as someone with a brand new GF8800. Also, the overall score is based solely on the lowest subscore, which means all other factors don't mean anything. Granted one piece can bog down the entire system, but it should weight and average them in some way.

All in all I don't find the scores very telltale since they reveal little about the system. It doesn't seem to perform any realistic benchmarks that would cause scores to vary by system even when the systems have the same parts, so a person with 2GB of memory here will get the same score in that category as someone with 2GB of memory there. I don't know, just doesn't seem too useful.
Those who know enough about their system to decide these things won't use the benchmark the same as those who need to decide if they even can upgrade. My system is an even 4 and a few of the categories were 4.2, 4.5. RAM and CPU were my downers... so an even 4 it is.
 
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It will also rate a category poorly if the best drivers aren't installed. My vid card went from 1 to 4.5 after updating the drivers.
 
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Funny thing is I swear my CPU was a 3.x something in x86, but it got a 4 in x64.

If anyone is curious here is my index score and my system specs are under the little PC icon of course.
 

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Hard disk scored 5.9 however that is a raid0 array.
Graphics scored 5.9.
Lowest score was 5.0 and the overall score was 5.0.

I am at a loss to figure out how they average 5.0, 5.3, 5.9, 5.2, and 5.9 and get an average of 5.0????
 
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crjdriver said:
Hard disk scored 5.9 however that is a raid0 array.
Graphics scored 5.9.
Lowest score was 5.0 and the overall score was 5.0.

I am at a loss to figure out how they average 5.0, 5.3, 5.9, 5.2, and 5.9 and get an average of 5.0????
I think they use a "weakest link" criteria ... your lowest was a 5.0 so your computer gets a 5.0
 

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It is based on the lowest. It is not exactly a benchmark utility. It is run from a Microsoft Dbase of known equipment. If you have one hardware item which rates badly in the Dbase, then it will , of course, lower your score to that level. Mine, because of a cheaper graphics card, scores only 3.6. I am not a big games player, but everything runs without any apparent problems on my computer. A benchmarh utility would be better, but you would have to find an area of direct comparison to obtain any useful result.
By the way, here is an amusing little tip - totally useless, but you can impress you friends with you "high power" computer,
Go down to X:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore\
Open the latest file you find there with a text editor (notepad will do) You will see figures between the 'winspr' tags. Alter them as you will, say, all up to 7.0. If you then go back to the experience index in the Control panel you will be able to admire your magnificant computer
 
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The score is based on the lowest of the 5 components listed. RAM and Hard drive were 4.5 for me but Processor was 4.9, Graphics 5.9 and Gaming 5.6
 

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When I started this Horse Race .. I didn't see the extra button for details.
Something got updated as far as my SATA drivers which puts me .1 step a head of where I was.

How do I shut Off Aero, don't think I'm using it (what ever it is ???) .. Will it help ? ..
Look out you speed demons .. here I come :D
 

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