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Is my Windows Experience Index good or bad??

by cpufan600 / May 16, 2013 10:53 AM PDT

I am just wondering if 4.3 is a good Windows Experience Index Score.

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It doesn't matter
by Jimmy Greystone / May 16, 2013 1:37 PM PDT

It doesn't matter. Honestly. The Windows index score is pretty much completely meaningless. Do not put any amount of stock in it except to show you where the bottleneck in your computer's performance is in generic terms. That is about the only thing it is good for.

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But do you think my system is ok??
by cpufan600 / May 16, 2013 1:50 PM PDT
In reply to: It doesn't matter

500GB HDD, Intel Pentium G640 @2.9Ghz 3mb L3 cache dual core, 4 GB Ram, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit), DVD/CD RW, Intel HD Graphics (integrated), and a 23inch Backlit Monitor

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Depends on the use
by Jimmy Greystone / May 17, 2013 12:10 AM PDT

Depends on the use. For your basic web browsing, video watching, and word processing type tasks, it's probably overkill. For gaming and serious video/photo editing it's woefully underpowered.

One thing I have repeatedly seen in people, is that they will spend so much time and energy trying to tweak their system to get just a little bit more performance out of it, they don't have any time left over to actually USE the system. Don't fall into that trap.

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I've seen lower.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2013 2:13 AM PDT

But it is not something to fret too much about. It's good enough for most things.
Bob

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4.3
by bob b / May 17, 2013 8:47 AM PDT

If that's the aero test don't worry about it.
That seems to tie in with how much video ram you have.

If it's some other test then that might be a clue.

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