What is a good windows experience index score?

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  1. laggedout

    laggedout Notebook Consultant

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    I have 4.7, lowest being graphics card. Is this good enough? Whats the highest so far? (not only on lowest one but any one?)
     
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    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    That's very good.
     
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    Maximum WEI score in Vista = 5.9
    Maximum WEI score in Win 7 = 7.9
     
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    I have a 5.5 in Win7. I think yours is good.
     
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    I have a machine that successfully runs Aero with a graphics card score of 1.0.

    The 'experience score' is way overrated. No one really knows what is measured and how, PC makers don't even use the numbers in marketing.

    If anyone could figure out how to completely remove the experience score software from a machine I'd be grateful.
     
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    The only good WEI is a completely ignored WEI. :)

    More seriously, it is not clear what exactly it is measuring and the overall number is almost completely useless at determining performance in applications people actually care about. For example, last time we were comparing these things, we noticed that some laptops with an 8600M GT were getting much lower scores than others with an 8400M GS. There is no application I'm aware of wherein the latter beats the former, so this is rather misleading.

    It also has the issue of having a maximum score -- if you want to do video editing, it is not helpful if a bunch of quad cores all give you 5.9, but the performance between them can vary by up to a factor of 2. They increased the score in Windows 7, but there is no way it will keep up with 2010 hardware.
     
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    all bla bla, it's quite obvious what it measures. and it's not useless or anything.

    and newsposter, removing it? it's not like it hurts you, does it?

    your machine with the aero on 1.0 sure does have some buggy driver, or you haven't updated the WEI at all.

    the only annoying part of WEI is during setup. this can be fixed by installing on battery :)
     
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    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    Good enough for what? It's plenty good enough for light websurfing and document typing, it's not good enough for serious high-res gaming.
     
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    If you get a 46000, that's pretty good on a scale of 1 to 5.9.

    Sarcasm aside, the WEI is kind of primitive. It also has questionable weighting. It considers a Q6600 (quad 2.4ghz) to be a 5.9, but a E8400 (dual 3Ghz) to be a 5.7.
     
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    It's good enough for what it is supposed to do.
     
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