Solved

Windows 7 Eperience Index drops with 64-bit OS..

Posted on 2011-03-07
2
268 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I re-installed my laptop (T7200) with W7 64-bit HP rather than the 32-bit I had been running and found the Windows Experience Index fell from 5.1 to 3.5 .. notably the processor score fell to 3.5,

Why and does it indicate worse performance?
0
Comment
Question by:chrisfixit
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
CSI-Windows earned 500 total points
ID: 35069082
Windows Experience Index is notoriously inconsistent.  It can report different numbers on the same machine when no changes have been made.

If you still have 32-bit installed (dual-boot), I would recommend you use an independent performance benchmarking tool.  Passmark is a good one.  They have 32-bit and 64-bit editions.  You should probably read up on whether comparing the results of the 32-bit edition with the 64-bit edition is a valid comparison.  It might be that you should run the 32-bit version on both OSes - especially since most of your software will still be 32-bit on the 64-bit OS.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:CrowaX
ID: 35069113
Try downloading your chipset drivers for your motherboard. The ones included with windows may not be very optimized.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question