Windows 7 WEI Lower After G620 Upgrade

On September 28, 2011, in Random, Technology, by ComputerAbuser

I tell you, Newegg knows how to get you to spend money.  Back in August I bought a small laptop from them (~$300).  As a thank you, they sent me a $20 coupon code (when you spend $40).

I was thinking of getting a SSD hard drive but was torn due to concerns that my old motherboard would hamper performance (it doesn’t support AHCI).  In the end, I ended up spending almost $500 upgrading my computer to a Sandy Bridge setup.  😯

(Though I should be able to make most of that back by selling off my old components.)

Anyway, I was a little disappointed that my Windows Experience Index – Processor rating dropped.  I was previously running an Intel E5300 on an Asus P5K at 3.46GHz with stock voltage.  I now have an Intel G620 running on an Asus P8Z68-V.  The G620 is not overclockable, so I am stuck at the stock 2.6GHz.

At 3.46GHz, my E5300 gave me a WEI Processor rating of 6.7.  I now have 6.5 with the G620.  🙁

Mind you, I no longer need to overclock my CPU to achieve the same performance (not that I have a problem with that).  On the plus side, my Memory rating went from 6.7 with 4GB DDR2-1066 to 7.7 with 8GB of DDR3-1600.  😀



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