performance monitor: low performance on windows aero

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by HAL9000, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Guest

    Hi all.
    I have just installed a pc with windows vista 64.
    this is my hardware and the score of vista performance monitor

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz || SCORE: 5,9
    Memory (RAM) 8,00 || SCORE: GB 5,9
    Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX || SCORE: 2,9
    Memory video 2814 MB|| SCORE: 5,9
    Primary HD 434GB free (466GB total)|| SCORE: 5,9

    As you can see all the score are 5.9 (and thats good) except the
    preformance for windows aero that is only 2.9 and i think it's strange
    because i have a geforce 8800 GTX!

    Is there something wrong? The driver of the video card is updated.
    Someone can help me to fix this problem?
    Thanks a lot
    HAL9000, Nov 23, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. Video drivers are still 'work in progress' and it may pay you to try
    different versions. Does the computer do all that you want, though. If it
    does, then do not worry too much about the performance figures for now..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 23, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Guest

    Thank you Mike for your answer.
    But I think the problem is in the amount of RAM (8GB)

    so I tried to use less memory (4 GB) and the system now works very
    fast. (and so the Aero performance: 5.9)

    But now I don't know what to do for using all the 8 GB of memory.
    Any suggestions?
    thanks a lot
    HAL9000, Nov 23, 2007
  4. Sometimes it is the board, sometimes it is because all memory sticks are not
    matched, sometimes it is because all sticks are matched, crazy as that

    By matched, I mean EXACTLY the same. As performance grows, it becomes ever
    more critical to ensure that the sticks are not just more or less the same.

    You need to purchase matched pairs from a supplier like Corsair. They are
    more expensive purchased like this, but high performance is more or less

    Also pay particular attention to slots. Matched pairs need to placed in the
    same color slot
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 23, 2007
  5. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Guest

    Thanks again mike.
    The memory are the same, sell in couple.
    They are 4 "PC26400 2GB Dual CH Vista Upgrade" (i'll buy them for they
    have "Vista" in their name eheh)
    of Oc Technology.

    So I'll try to upgrade the bios

    Bye have a nice weekend!
    HAL9000, Nov 23, 2007
  6. I had a feeling that you would say something to the effect that all of the
    memory is matched. :)

    Sometimes, it is down to mb design. Some boards are better than others, even
    within the same make. There are so many choices which can be made, and there
    is no telling that a choice made is the right one.

    It makes for a very frustrating time, but isn't that why we buy PC's (apart
    from them being relatively cheap)? Macs leave no scope for 'playing', and
    yet they still have problems too..

    Stay safe
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 23, 2007
  7. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Guest

    This story has a happy end:

    I update the bios from v5 to v8 and now all work perfectly!! (with 8GB
    of RAM)

    Thanks Mike for your support
    HAL9000, Nov 26, 2007
  8. Way to go, Hal.. now maybe I won't have to pull the plug on you.. just quit
    it with singing that awful tune.. :)
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 26, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.