windows experience index graphics is wrong

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Jim Smith, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Guest

    Hi, my WEI rating is 1.0, because WEI is incorrectly identifying my graphics
    card as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and only running DirectX8
    compatiable with a driver version 6.0.6000.16386.

    I actually have a Nvidia 8800GTX running latest drivers (7.15.11.5818)

    Of course my card is more than enough for vista and runs Aero, games etc
    nicely.

    Why is WEI incorrectly rating my graphics card as a default VGA?

    (Running Vista Ultimate)
     
    Jim Smith, Apr 21, 2007
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  2. Have you tried updating the Windows Experience score? It may be reflecting
    the first time it ran before the NVIDIA drivers were installed.
     
    Dustin Harper, Apr 21, 2007
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  3. As Dustin says try updating your score. That would be the first thing I
    would be doing.

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    John Barnett MVP, Apr 21, 2007
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  4. And as the OP's score rises, mine just fell 2 points having installed the
    latest drivers.. I can see me having to get a new video card when MS
    releases 'Purble Place 2: The Cakes Strike Back'


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    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Apr 21, 2007
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  5. Mike, I read somewhere on the NG that one guy's experience index actually
    'rose' when he installed new ATI drivers!

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    John Barnett MVP, Apr 22, 2007
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  6. Make my day, why don't you!!

    I don't need silly numbers to tell me my graphics card is below par when I
    have just taken a 737 on what should have been an easy run from London
    Heathrow to Abu Dhabi and ended up ditching over Windsor Castle, or warped
    in CFS 3 to find myself pitted against a Vickers Vimy and two Sopwith
    Camels..

    What does surprise me is the amount of people willing to change makes just
    to get a couple more points on the 'Vichta' scale.. I will stick with my
    'discontinued' n6600 and restrict myself to pleasure flights over Terminal
    4.. hmmmph..


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    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Apr 22, 2007
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  7. The 747's auto pilot is run by Windows Vista:) It reminded me of Friday's
    news were the Government have made suggestions about 'tagging' the elderly
    and using satellite to track them. SATNAV can't even direct you to the right
    street without taking you through a river, canal weir, so how the hell are
    they going to find old people? :)

    Seriously Mike, I agree with you. The numbers, to me, are meaningless, so
    long as the hardware does what it's supposed to do who cares whether your
    Windows experience Index is 2.5 or 99.9. I changed my video card just as the
    beta started and that was only because I couldn't get Aero (it was an old
    ATI Radeon 9200. I simply upgraded to a 9550.

    But aren't PC's getting like cars now? You 'must' have the latest, fastest,
    most luxurious PC that money can buy. Of course you must, if you are daft
    enough to line the pockets of the PC manufacturers. My PC, know doubt yours
    is too, has a job to do, it isn't there to impress the neighbours.

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    John Barnett MVP, Apr 22, 2007
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  8. John

    Thank god the catering isn't run by Vista.. it would take forever for the
    food cart to make it all of the way down the plane.. Stewardess to
    passengers "We apologies for the delay, but the food cart is calculating the
    time it will take to get to baggage class - please wait - oops, the contents
    of the food trays have all been converted to RAW format. The food cart is
    looking for a resolution to the problem - please wait - you now have three
    choices ......."

    I bought the 6600 because I was fed up with being shot by my own forward
    facing, wing mounted guns, and that was assuming I didn't crash into trees
    at the end of the strip and not get off of the ground at all if Outlook
    decided to check for mail..

    When I first saw the performance indicator, I had that sinking feeling that
    some would just go all out to get the highest numbers possible.. for myself,
    I was just left in an indignant state and with the thought that my stuff was
    cutting edge once upon a time.. yes, it is just like the auto market.. gotta
    have the car that hits 60mph in 4.2 secs or I will be the disgrace of the
    street.. it doesn't matter that I have to almost break the transmission,
    attract PD cruisers from all sides, and see off a set of $1000 per corner
    tires doing it..

    Shhhhh, not a word to anybody, but I used to own a BMW M6, and the car in
    front of me was never a Toyota.. well, if parked up maybe.. :)



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    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Apr 22, 2007
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  9. Jim Smith

    dannymichel Guest

    From an nVidea 256MB fx5200 to a ATI Saphire x1650Pro PCI
     
    dannymichel, Apr 26, 2007
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  10. Jim Smith

    dannymichel Guest

    **************Bump?
     
    dannymichel, Apr 27, 2007
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  11. Jim Smith

    Rock Guest


    Bump what? You haven't quoted any of the message to which you refer so the
    problem is unknown. Also Bump doesn't do anything in a Usenet newsgroup. I
    think you posted on to an existing thread. You might want to consider
    creating a new thread giving the relevant details.
     
    Rock, Apr 28, 2007
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  12. Jim Smith

    dannymichel Guest

     
    dannymichel, May 2, 2007
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  13. Jim Smith

    Rock Guest

    Was that another bump?
     
    Rock, May 3, 2007
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  14. Jim Smith

    dannymichel Guest

    No, that was your answer
     
    dannymichel, May 3, 2007
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  15. Jim Smith

    Rock Guest

    I didn't ask a question. I like that, an invisible answer to a non existent
    question.
     
    Rock, May 3, 2007
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    Tom Edwards Guest

    I don't know what they guy did, because mine fell when I moved from the 7.4
    to 7.5 set: from 4.4 to 3.8! That *can't* be right.
     
    Tom Edwards, Jun 15, 2007
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