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hey everyone. my windows experience index indicates that my graphics rating is 4.9. this is not the rating for the graphics card. I believe this is the desktop graphics. under "What Is Rated" it states "Desktop Performance for Windows Aero". not quite sure what this means but mainly would like to know how to improve this rating and what it is. thanx in advance for any help.
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phenom 2 x4 810 am2+/am3 nvidia galaxy geforce gt220 8gb ddr2 800mhz 
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1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1tb cd/dvd-r/rw windows 7 home premium samsung 23" B2330 
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gateway Corsair cx430 gateway gateway 
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I would expect the GT 220 to get a rating of 4.9.

Besides, the Windows Experience Index is not something to take all that seriously. I mean hey - your system works as you expect right?

If you're still concerned about what it means, then here's a basic definition: "Desktop performance for Windows Aero" refers to the performance outside of 3D applications (that is, 2D performance in Windows). That's why there's a "Gaming graphics" category which specifically mentions "3D" in its description for "What is rated".

So in other words: there's nothing wrong, and everything is normal. Also, don't worry about trying to increase it because again, 4.9 is probably the best you can get with the GT 220.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Not too bad for a GT 220 if you ask me. As TwoCables said though, don't take it too seriously. Download 3DMark if you really want to benchmark your GPU.
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