Originally Posted by cel13
No, it's enabled.
I tried looking everywhere, but I couldn't find such thing as Hardware memory hole. Could it be I simply don't have this option, it's pretty horrible BIOS and Mobo in general, doesn't even let me overclock.
But, is it normal that my windows experience score went down when I got a more powerful CPU. I just feel like CPU might be letting me down.
Windows Experience Index is honestly junk. If you want to see if your CPU is performing where it should be, run a real benchmark of some kind.
WEI could also be flawed to be reading your cache amount on the CPU (I'm honestly not sure what it uses to determine CPU speed, so don't quote me on that). If your old CPU had more cache than your new one, that could explain the loss in WEI, but an increase in performance either way.
I honestly have no REAL answer to your WEI problems, as nobody around here uses it to actually gauge performance.
And your motherboard DOES support 4GB of RAM (just checked). So there has to be some sort of memory hole option in BIOS to enable all 4GB to be used. Are you running Windows 64bit? That could also have an effect as well if you're only on a 32bit copy of Windows.
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, and put in your full computer specifications so its easier for us to help you. Edited by pioneerisloud - 10/9/11 at 1:27am