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    Default Windows Experience Index of 4.1

    I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1. Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again? Thanks guys.


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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Default Re: Windows Experience Index of 4.1

    Memory is rated on operations per second, not on capacity. You'd have to
    replace existing ram with a faster speed (assuming the motherboard supports
    it) to increase that factor.

    Personally, I wish they'd never put that tool in there. Too many waste too
    much time worrying about silly numbers.

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    "mspohLFC" <mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    > 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    > Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?
    > Thanks guys.
    >
    >
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    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

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    "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:O9Elg%23oNJHA.1144@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Memory is rated on operations per second, not on capacity. You'd have to
    > replace existing ram with a faster speed (assuming the motherboard
    > supports it) to increase that factor.
    >
    > Personally, I wish they'd never put that tool in there. Too many waste too
    > much time worrying about silly numbers.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "mspohLFC" <mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    >> 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    >> Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?
    >> Thanks guys.
    >>
    >>
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    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Default Re: Windows Experience Index of 4.1

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:16:40 +0530, mspohLFC
    <mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote:

    >
    > I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    > 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    > Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?



    The index rates the RAM's speed, not its quantity.

    My view is that what the index mostly does is confuse people, and it
    would have been better if it weren't there at all.

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    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

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    On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 07:20:27 -0400, "Mike Hall - MVP"
    <mikehall@remove_mvps.com> wrote:

    > "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:O9Elg%23oNJHA.1144@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > Memory is rated on operations per second, not on capacity. You'd have to
    > > replace existing ram with a faster speed (assuming the motherboard
    > > supports it) to increase that factor.
    > >
    > > Personally, I wish they'd never put that tool in there. Too many waste too
    > > much time worrying about silly numbers.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Best of Luck,
    > >
    > > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    > >
    > > "mspohLFC" <mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > > news:mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com...
    > >>
    > >> I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    > >> 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    > >> Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?
    > >> Thanks guys.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> mspohLFC
    > >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >> mspohLFC's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=735
    > >> View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25042
    > >>

    > >

    >
    >
    > Seconded..



    Thirded. Sorry Rick, I just sent my own message saying essentially the
    same thing you did, without seeing your message or Mike's.

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    Norman Guest

    Default Re: Windows Experience Index of 4.1

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 07:36:33 -0700, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

    >On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:16:40 +0530, mspohLFC
    ><mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    >> 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    >> Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?

    >
    >
    >The index rates the RAM's speed, not its quantity.


    I can vouch for that: I increased my RAM from one to three gigs and
    the score went DOWN. Turns out that my mobo (it's not cutting-edge)
    actually reduces the bus speed when more than 2 gigs is installed.

    >My view is that what the index mostly does is confuse people, and it
    >would have been better if it weren't there at all.


    For SURE.

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    Ian D Guest

    Default Re: Windows Experience Index of 4.1


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:16:40 +0530, mspohLFC
    > <mspohLFC.3htz42@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I have recently added an extra 1gb of RAM to make my total RAM up to
    >> 3gb. However, the Windows Experience Index score for RAM stayed at 4.1.
    >> Is there any reason for this or is it just Vista being stupid again?

    >
    >
    > The index rates the RAM's speed, not its quantity.
    >
    > My view is that what the index mostly does is confuse people, and it
    > would have been better if it weren't there at all.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


    Not only that, it seems to underrate high performance dual
    core Xeon CPUs. I guess the Xeon's capabilities don't match
    up with the algorithm Vista uses to measure CPU performance.



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