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Evochuck September 15, 2011 03:20 PM

Windows exp rating drop after combo switch
 
Heres my issue, I went from AMD 955BE to Intel 2500k setups, that is while retaining the same ram modules, CMD4GX3M2A1600C8 is the kit I used 2x2 dual channel 1600 speed corsair dominator modules.
In the process my windows rating dropped from 7+ to 5.9........not sure why? is it bad ram for intel?

LarkStarr September 15, 2011 05:29 PM

well what were your individual scores before and after?

Evochuck September 15, 2011 06:18 PM

__2500k ____ 955be(estimate)


Proc:7.5 _____7
Ram:5.9 _____7+
GPU1:7.9 ____7.9
GPU2:7.9 ____7.9
HDD:5.9 _____7+(OS was on SSD )

enaberif September 15, 2011 06:27 PM

who cares?

the experience guide is a joke.

Evochuck September 16, 2011 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 549610)
who cares?

the experience guide is a joke.

Apparently I do if I take the time to make a post about it.

supaflyx3 September 16, 2011 04:19 AM

but why.. if your numbers are lower in synthetic benchmarks.. then you have a problem.

Neolithium_Wpg September 16, 2011 05:30 AM

Your RAM is perfectly fine with Intel - there's absolutely no reason you should consider the Windows Experience numbers for anything other than a joke from Microsoft. Real benchmarks (as in gaming, encoding, etc) have proven Sandy Bridge to be light years ahead of Phenom II in terms of performance, that alone should let you question the validity of whatever magical formula Microsoft uses to calculate that bloody score.

JJThomp September 16, 2011 06:32 AM

The reason it i lower is because SB prefers 1.5v ram sticks, yours are 1.65v. I can't remember why this happens but you would see a performance boost if you changed to a 1.5v kit.

EverlastingLLZ November 5, 2011 06:30 PM

It might be a problem with the processor and RAM working together. Like JJThomp said "The reason it i lower is because SB prefers 1.5v ram sticks, yours are 1.65v. I can't remember why this happens but you would see a performance boost if you changed to a 1.5v kit."

EverlastingLLZ November 5, 2011 06:32 PM

And forgot to mention. Make sure that the CPU FSB and RAM BUS ratio be 1:1. Like for me I have 1066Mhz CPU and 533Mhz RAM. Do the math and you'll understand.


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