Windows Experience Index

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello,

    I have an Intel C2D E6600 CPU installed on an Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    motherboard. I recently installed Vista Home Premium (32bit) with a hard
    drive configuration of one Western Digital 10k SATA drive (for system and
    application files) and two Seagate 320gig SATA2 drives. I had a spare SCSI
    Fujitsu 10K 36gig drive (I connected it to a LSI SCSI adapter), so I thought
    that I would configure a dual boot system with Windows XP and Vista - one OS
    on each 10K drive. I did not have much success with getting the dual boot
    function to work. However, I was able to install Vista on the 10K Fujitsu
    SCSI drive and, provided the Fujitsu was set as the boot drive in the
    motherboard's bios, I was able to boot into Vista. If I set the 10K SATA
    drive as the boot device in the bios, I was also able to then boot into XP.

    When running Vista with this configuration, I noted that the Windows
    Experience Index was rated at 5.6. I guess if I persevered with this
    configuration I would have been able to get the dual boot function to work
    (I had used VistaBoot Pro). Anyway, I thought that if both drives were on
    the same interface, dual booting would be easier to achieve. So I took out
    the 10K SATA drive and replaced it with a 36gig (10K) IBM SCSI drive
    configured off the same SCSI PCI adapter. Both drives have seperate SCSI
    IDs and are on the same channel with an active terminator at the end of the
    connecting SCSI cable. I was able to install Win XP on the replacement
    drive (IBM SCSI) and eventually was able to get the PC to dual boot to Vista
    and XP (Vista being the default OS).

    Now after all that rambling, I was surprised to see that the Windows
    Experience Index, with this configuration, drop to 4.7(being the primary
    hard disk reading)! Considering that both drives are 10K drives as well as
    being SCSI (which I though was the faster interface compared to IDE and
    SATA), I am stumped as to why this is so.

    Would the installation of the PCI SCSI card itself which slows down the boot
    process have anything to do with this drop in performance?

    Thank you,

    Shane
     
    Guest, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. Hello Shane,

    Thank you for using newsgroup!

    From your post, it is hard to determine why the rate is dropping. The base
    score of your computer is determined by reviewing a collection of
    "subscores" assigned to various hardware components within your computer.
    Subscores are assigned to the following components:

    RAM random access memory
    CPU central processing unit
    Hard disk
    General graphics performance on the desktop
    3D graphics capability

    Your computer's base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For
    example, if the lowest subscore of a hardware component in your computer is
    2.6, then the base score of your computer will be 2.6. The base score is
    not an average of the combined subscores.

    For more related information, please refer to the following articles:
    Windows Experience Index
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/experien
    ceindex.mspx

    Windows Vista Help: Understand and improve your computer's performance
    using the Windows Experience Index
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/community/wei.mspx

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ken Zhao

    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    | Hello,
    |
    | I have an Intel C2D E6600 CPU installed on an Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    | motherboard. I recently installed Vista Home Premium (32bit) with a hard
    | drive configuration of one Western Digital 10k SATA drive (for system and
    | application files) and two Seagate 320gig SATA2 drives. I had a spare
    SCSI
    | Fujitsu 10K 36gig drive (I connected it to a LSI SCSI adapter), so I
    thought
    | that I would configure a dual boot system with Windows XP and Vista - one
    OS
    | on each 10K drive. I did not have much success with getting the dual
    boot
    | function to work. However, I was able to install Vista on the 10K
    Fujitsu
    | SCSI drive and, provided the Fujitsu was set as the boot drive in the
    | motherboard's bios, I was able to boot into Vista. If I set the 10K SATA
    | drive as the boot device in the bios, I was also able to then boot into
    XP.
    |
    | When running Vista with this configuration, I noted that the Windows
    | Experience Index was rated at 5.6. I guess if I persevered with this
    | configuration I would have been able to get the dual boot function to
    work
    | (I had used VistaBoot Pro). Anyway, I thought that if both drives were
    on
    | the same interface, dual booting would be easier to achieve. So I took
    out
    | the 10K SATA drive and replaced it with a 36gig (10K) IBM SCSI drive
    | configured off the same SCSI PCI adapter. Both drives have seperate
    SCSI
    | IDs and are on the same channel with an active terminator at the end of
    the
    | connecting SCSI cable. I was able to install Win XP on the replacement
    | drive (IBM SCSI) and eventually was able to get the PC to dual boot to
    Vista
    | and XP (Vista being the default OS).
    |
    | Now after all that rambling, I was surprised to see that the Windows
    | Experience Index, with this configuration, drop to 4.7(being the primary
    | hard disk reading)! Considering that both drives are 10K drives as well
    as
    | being SCSI (which I though was the faster interface compared to IDE and
    | SATA), I am stumped as to why this is so.
    |
    | Would the installation of the PCI SCSI card itself which slows down the
    boot
    | process have anything to do with this drop in performance?
    |
    | Thank you,
    |
    | Shane
    |
    |
     
    Ken Zhao [MSFT], Mar 12, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Lang Murphy Guest

    Ken,

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think the original poster is fully
    cognizant of the boilerplate information you posted. He's asking for
    specific reasons why his two 10K SCSI drives are receiving, to his mind,
    such a wide variance in WEI scoring. (5.6 to 4.7)

    Shane - the only thought I have on this is: not all hw that claims to be "X"
    delivers "X" performance. Honestly, I don't have much experience with SCSI,
    but your two drives, Fujitsu and IBM, are going to have different drivers
    for each drive, right? Unless they're both using a generic MS driver...
    and... different drivers could very easily mean different performance.
    Disclaimer: SWAG!

    Lang


     
    Lang Murphy, Mar 13, 2007
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  4. Hi Lang,

    Thanks for your kindly input.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ken Zhao

    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    | Ken,
    |
    | Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think the original poster is
    fully
    | cognizant of the boilerplate information you posted. He's asking for
    | specific reasons why his two 10K SCSI drives are receiving, to his mind,
    | such a wide variance in WEI scoring. (5.6 to 4.7)
    |
    | Shane - the only thought I have on this is: not all hw that claims to be
    "X"
    | delivers "X" performance. Honestly, I don't have much experience with
    SCSI,
    | but your two drives, Fujitsu and IBM, are going to have different drivers
    | for each drive, right? Unless they're both using a generic MS driver...
    | and... different drivers could very easily mean different performance.
    | Disclaimer: SWAG!
    |
    | Lang
    |
    |
    | | > Hello Shane,
    | >
    | > Thank you for using newsgroup!
    | >
    | > From your post, it is hard to determine why the rate is dropping. The
    base
    | > score of your computer is determined by reviewing a collection of
    | > "subscores" assigned to various hardware components within your
    computer.
    | > Subscores are assigned to the following components:
    | >
    | > RAM random access memory
    | > CPU central processing unit
    | > Hard disk
    | > General graphics performance on the desktop
    | > 3D graphics capability
    | >
    | > Your computer's base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For
    | > example, if the lowest subscore of a hardware component in your
    computer
    | > is
    | > 2.6, then the base score of your computer will be 2.6. The base score is
    | > not an average of the combined subscores.
    | >
    | > For more related information, please refer to the following articles:
    | > Windows Experience Index
    | >
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/experien
    | > ceindex.mspx
    | >
    | > Windows Vista Help: Understand and improve your computer's performance
    | > using the Windows Experience Index
    | > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/community/wei.mspx
    | >
    | > Thanks & Regards,
    | >
    | > Ken Zhao
    | >
    | > Microsoft Online Support
    | > Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    | >
    | > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    | > <http://www.microsoft.com/security>
    | > ====================================================
    | > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    | > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    | > ====================================================
    | > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    | > rights.
    | >
    | >
    | >
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    | > | Hello,
    | > |
    | > | I have an Intel C2D E6600 CPU installed on an Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    | > | motherboard. I recently installed Vista Home Premium (32bit) with a
    | > hard
    | > | drive configuration of one Western Digital 10k SATA drive (for system
    | > and
    | > | application files) and two Seagate 320gig SATA2 drives. I had a
    spare
    | > SCSI
    | > | Fujitsu 10K 36gig drive (I connected it to a LSI SCSI adapter), so I
    | > thought
    | > | that I would configure a dual boot system with Windows XP and Vista -
    | > one
    | > OS
    | > | on each 10K drive. I did not have much success with getting the dual
    | > boot
    | > | function to work. However, I was able to install Vista on the 10K
    | > Fujitsu
    | > | SCSI drive and, provided the Fujitsu was set as the boot drive in the
    | > | motherboard's bios, I was able to boot into Vista. If I set the 10K
    | > SATA
    | > | drive as the boot device in the bios, I was also able to then boot
    into
    | > XP.
    | > |
    | > | When running Vista with this configuration, I noted that the Windows
    | > | Experience Index was rated at 5.6. I guess if I persevered with
    this
    | > | configuration I would have been able to get the dual boot function to
    | > work
    | > | (I had used VistaBoot Pro). Anyway, I thought that if both drives
    were
    | > on
    | > | the same interface, dual booting would be easier to achieve. So I
    took
    | > out
    | > | the 10K SATA drive and replaced it with a 36gig (10K) IBM SCSI drive
    | > | configured off the same SCSI PCI adapter. Both drives have seperate
    | > SCSI
    | > | IDs and are on the same channel with an active terminator at the end
    of
    | > the
    | > | connecting SCSI cable. I was able to install Win XP on the
    replacement
    | > | drive (IBM SCSI) and eventually was able to get the PC to dual boot to
    | > Vista
    | > | and XP (Vista being the default OS).
    | > |
    | > | Now after all that rambling, I was surprised to see that the Windows
    | > | Experience Index, with this configuration, drop to 4.7(being the
    primary
    | > | hard disk reading)! Considering that both drives are 10K drives as
    | > well
    | > as
    | > | being SCSI (which I though was the faster interface compared to IDE
    and
    | > | SATA), I am stumped as to why this is so.
    | > |
    | > | Would the installation of the PCI SCSI card itself which slows down
    the
    | > boot
    | > | process have anything to do with this drop in performance?
    | > |
    | > | Thank you,
    | > |
    | > | Shane
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Ken Zhao [MSFT], Mar 14, 2007
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