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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by js73, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. js73

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    My laptop had a windows performance rating of 3.0 Today it is 2.6 (gaming graphics). How did it happen? The laptop is two months old. Many thanks.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    When was the last time you updated the index?

    It's possible you were doing something concurrent with the test that could interfere -- so try it again and make sure all other programs are stopped.

    Have you changed your power setttings on the laptop?
     
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    Are you sure you posted the right link? That has nothing to do with your performance rating but only networking protocols.

    On a Vista laptop the power settings do have an option for throttling the CPU Processor performance. That's what I was thinking of.
     
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    I'm with you Rog, if that led to the restoration of the graphics rating, Vista done got some problems!
     
  6. Elvandil

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    The rating is really pretty handy for assessing games and whether your machine will play them. I've always been happy with the score on my Ebay parts created machine, but I still wish it were higher (Don't we all?). I don't know what the highest score is, though.
     

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  7. Rollin' Rog

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    Lol, beats my 3.4 :)

    By the way if you navigate to c:\windows\performance\winsat you can open the .xml logs for an individual view -- best opened in Word. You can see what changed from log to log. If it's graphics in this case -- then something else is at work.
     
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    Or an XML editor. You could even change it if you wanted, to 9.9 or 8.9, but who would do such a thing?;)
     
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    Highest score at this time is a 5.9. This was all based upon the best system that was out at the release of Vista RTM.
     
  10. js73

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    When I reset the tcp/ip, I got the indication in the computer/properties that the hardware has changed and to refresh the settings (I had not changed any hardware). That is when I saw the index changing to 3.0 from 2.6. I am not much of a gamer; it is limited to some web based games requiring very little graphics.
     
  11. Elvandil

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    Try clicking the "View and Print Details" link. Look through the list and see if it is all accurate (and if you saw it before, if anything changed).
     
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    Where should I look for the View and print details?
     
  13. Elvandil

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    Click the link next to your system rating and the link is on the bottom of the next page.
     
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    I do not see anything which is different from the specifications of the laptop. Unfortunately, I did not see this page when the rating was 2.6, so can not compare the two.
     
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    When I look at the xml files (Rolling Rog's post # 7) for two different dates, I have the following:


    Current (23 Feb)

    WinSPR>
    <SystemScore>3</SystemScore>
    <MemoryScore>5.5</MemoryScore>
    <CpuScore>4.7</CpuScore>
    <CPUSubAggScore>4.6</CPUSubAggScore>
    <VideoEncodeScore>4.9</VideoEncodeScore>
    <GraphicsScore>3.3</GraphicsScore>
    <GamingScore>3</GamingScore>
    <DiskScore>4.8</DiskScore>
    </WinSPR>



    For the earlier date,

    <WinSPR>
    <SystemScore>2.6</SystemScore>
    <MemoryScore>5.5</MemoryScore>
    <CpuScore>4.7</CpuScore>
    <CPUSubAggScore>4.6</CPUSubAggScore>
    <VideoEncodeScore>4.9</VideoEncodeScore>
    <GraphicsScore>3.2</GraphicsScore>
    <GamingScore>2.6</GamingScore>
    <DiskScore>4.8</DiskScore>
     
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