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I hooked up an SSD with my new build and went to check what my Windows Experience Index score is because previously my HDD was bottlenecking my system and could only get 5.9. (I know WEI isn't a true benchmarking tool, I was just curious.)
Anyway, it said it detected a new piece of hardware and advised me to refresh the ratings. So I did. It started testing 'Memory' only so it turned out to be my RAM. It gave me a score of 7.4 (for RAM only)
I never had this issue of WEI telling me that a new hardware was detected.
So I restarted and went straight there again. Same thing, new hardware detected, please refresh blah blah..,
I refreshed, it now gave me a score of 5.9.
I reboot, go to WEI again, new hardware blah blah. Gives me a score of 7.4
Reboot, new hardware, score: 5.9 . Wut ?

Before realising all this I ran Memtest68+ (v4.2) at stock RAM and CPU speeds and did 2 passes with no errors. I then did an hour of Prime95 Blend. No crashes no freezes, all good.
So what's going on with WEI? Is this a known bug ? (I've never had it before so I'm assuming no.) Do i have faulty sticks?


Extra info:
In preparation for overclocking I raised my FSB to 334MHz and dropped the multiplier to 8.5, leaving all the other frequencies near stock speeds (+/- 4MHz on the NB and HT, +3 MHz for RAM). I did this after the previously mentioned memtest sessions. I ran P95 Blend for another 2 hours with these settings and were browsing the net happily as well in the meantime. No problems.
Edited by octhis - 3/31/13 at 4:27pm
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did you format the SSD?
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Well, Windows did when I was installing it. I don't see how that would contribute to my problem though.
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okay, because i thought you just plugged it in and turned your computer on. that is what i did, and i got worried when it didnt show up.
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I'm talking about my RAM though.
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post #6 of 10
Re-seat the ram, if you have 4 ram slots, figure out which is the default slots.

If that doesn't work then I don't really know. Maybe just a glitch or a missing file in Windows? Perhaps
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post #7 of 10

You shouldnt really care about the WEI though.

 

Maybe you underclocked your RAM ?

 

 

Just a FYI, playing with the FSB of your CPU will alter the clock of your RAM.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

You shouldnt really care about the WEI though.

Maybe you underclocked your RAM ?


Just a FYI, playing with the FSB of your CPU will alter the clock of your RAM.
my win 7 score stays at 5.9 i have windows installed so some is on hdd. ( user files ) so it still reads my hdd. you want pure wei score i had to unhook all my hdds to get it. but then had to restore because it mesed with my install ( no hd for files for user accounts.)
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Originally Posted by iwalkwithedead View Post

Re-seat the ram, if you have 4 ram slots, figure out which is the default slots.

If that doesn't work then I don't really know. Maybe just a glitch or a missing file in Windows? Perhaps

Ok I will try this.

Another RAM issue... I now seem to have 4 GB out of the installed 12 GB running as 'Hardware Reserved' . . . So IBT and Prime 95 can't utilise all of it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

You shouldnt really care about the WEI though.

Maybe you underclocked your RAM ?


Just a FYI, playing with the FSB of your CPU will alter the clock of your RAM.

I know.

Current settings:
FSB: 334 MHz
Multi: 12
Manually set a voltage (1.56250v).
RAM: 1336 MHz
Manually set the timings to factory settings. Raised DRAM tRFC to 300ns to be able to boot with high FSB.
CPU NB and HT freq: 2004 MHz
Edited by octhis - 4/1/13 at 7:36am
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Uhm... I've just upped the multiplier by 0.5, Hardware Reserved RAM doubled.
What ??

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