Just noticed that my system score went from 2.4 to 6.8 after SP1... why such a difference?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Paul \(Tor,Ont\), Apr 12, 2008.

  1. I just find it strange that it would be such a difference.

    I hit the 'update my score' twice and still the same, even after a reboot.

    I'm thinking that this hole score thing is a bit of a crock!

    HP Pavilion DV9417ca Entertainment Laptop
    AMD Turion 64 x 2 core 1.8GHz
    160GB/2GB/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
    17"Wscreen/Wifi/BT/Built-in cam/RC
    Vista Premium x32-bit SP1

    iPAQ 2490 WM5
    Paul \(Tor,Ont\), Apr 12, 2008
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  2. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    KingGuardian Guest

    Maybe I'm remembering incorrectly as I went back to XP, but I thought the
    highest score could be 5.9
    KingGuardian, Apr 12, 2008
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  3. hmm, could be, I'm not sure but something funny has happened with it. I don't see how SP1 would make
    that much of an improvement... maybe a little but not that much! ... though to be totally honest,
    SP1 has made such a tremendous improving to my computer that it probably did triple in
    performance... this computer was a dog when I first got it.

    SP1 does work great for some people, I guess I was one of the lucky ones. Since I have read horror
    stories from some of the poor chaps on here.


    btw, If you guys are having trouble with SP1, do what I did and do a manual update of all the
    drivers in Device Manager... worked awesome for me :)


    HP Pavilion DV9417ca Entertainment Laptop
    AMD Turion 64 x 2 core 1.8GHz
    160GB/2GB/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
    17"Wscreen/Wifi/BT/Built-in cam/RC
    Vista Premium x32-bit SP1

    iPAQ 2490 WM5
    Paul \(Tor,Ont\), Apr 12, 2008
  4. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Smithsonian Guest

    Hopefully this helps.

    The score is based on your computer hardware and I think space left on your
    hard drive.
    If you downgraded or lost space your score may go down.


    The world would be more organized

    Smithsonian, Apr 12, 2008
  5. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Bill Guest

    You're correct. The range is 1.0 - 5.9.
    Bill, Apr 12, 2008
  6. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Little Billy Guest

    5.9 is the highest score range but at this time 5 is the very highest base
    score if you're running Vista. If you were running XP on the same machine
    the score would be higher since it coesn't need as much power.

    Go to the HP site and find any updates that look like they go with you PC
    abd install them. Sometimes they will correct display errors like CPU, ram
    Little Billy, Apr 13, 2008
  7. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Frank Guest

    Wanna bet?

    If you were running XP on the same machine
    You're out of your mind!
    Have you ever used Vista?
    Frank, Apr 13, 2008
  8. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Little Billy Guest

    According to Microsoft.
    Have you tested XP and Vista on new identical machines? If you want Vista to
    run well you're going to need a new fast PC otherwise use XP until you get a
    new PC.

    For the past 6 months. And as far as I know 5 is the highest base number. I
    do get 5.9 . 5.1,5.3 on the other things like graphics etc. but the base
    number is the lowest number and 5 is the max there at this time. But a 3-4
    will run everything well on Vista.

    But what the other poster was talking about has nothing to do with Vista.
    Sometimes there's an error in displaying what your processor and hardware
    are and the PC manufacturer has an update to correct it. It doesn't effect
    what you have as a processor etc and is just a display error. His machine is
    good enough to run Vista well. I've only had a few problems with Vista but
    they may be caused by the virus scanner. I've had no problem with SP1.
    Most of the problems are caused by installing Vista on machines that are not
    powerful enough or have incompatible software on them.
    If you buy a new PC and just run it with what was loaded on it it will run
    well. Then be careful with what you install on it. Most XP software will run
    on Vista and Vista will tell you if the software you're installing is
    incompatible. All the reputable software vendors have or will have Vista
    compatible versions.
    Little Billy, Apr 13, 2008
  9. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Frank Guest

    Wrong! I've got a dozen boxes of Vista Ultimate running 5.6 to 5.9.
    Many times!

    If you want Vista to
    Speed is a relative term depending on what you're doing.
    Wrong. The base number is the lowest hardware on your computer. 5.9 are
    common on computers with newer hardware running Vista.
    That's true!
    Frank, Apr 13, 2008
  10. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Little Billy Guest

    Are you drunk? That's what I said lol
    Little Billy, Apr 13, 2008
  11. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Frank Guest

    Little Billy wrote:

    ....as far as I know 5 is the highest base number.

    You said..."And as far as I know 5 is the highest base number."

    It isn't. 5.9 can be the lowest base number while at the same time it is
    the highest number any hardware (at this time) can achieve. IOW's 5.9
    can be all of the hardware numbers so it can be the lowest and the
    highest at the same time.
    Are you drunk or on drugs or just stupid, huh?
    Frank, Apr 13, 2008
  12. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Little Billy Guest

    It's just a guide. A machine with a 3G dual processor and 2 G Ram might be a
    5.9 but as we know there are quad processors with 64bit and 8GRam that would
    also be 5.9 since that's the highest number but in reality are much higher.

    Now go to bed, you're drunk lol
    The highest base number for when Vista was released :eek:) It's probably higher
    Well since you have the stupid category all tied up I must be drunk :eek:)
    Little Billy, Apr 13, 2008
  13. The only 5.9 the idiot Frank ever got was his high score on a
    Adam Albright, Apr 13, 2008

  14. I've never seen anything above 5.9 ... you're just lucky, I guess.

    My score was 5.9 prior to SP1 and 5.9 afterwards. The only thing that
    changed in that area is that my RAM went from a reported 3.25 GB (I
    understand perfecty well why 4 GB physical yields 3.25 GB usable) to a
    whopping 18 GB on my 32-bit system! Makes me wonder how the Wizards and
    Faeries in Redmond manage to map 18 GB RAM into a 4 GB address space. FM, I
    guess. <Grin>
    Colon Terminus, Apr 13, 2008
  15. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    e Guest

    My laptop went DOWN from 3.3 to 2.7
    e, Apr 13, 2008
  16. Paul \(Tor,Ont\)

    Little Billy Guest

    This isn't an exact science but just a guide for people buying software so
    they know if it will work on their PC.
    Little Billy, Apr 15, 2008
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