Saturday, February 20, 2010


How To Improve Your Windows 7 User Experience Index Score

In the Performance Information and Tools console, you can view detailed performance and configuration information by clicking “View and print detailed performance and system information.” 
With the introduction of the fancy new Glass interface, Microsoft is at last taking display performance seriously in a non-gaming context. Read more:
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As Screen Shot below shows, the configured details are provided for each hardware component being tracked—you can print this information for future reference by clicking “Print this page.” For many computers, gaming graphics will have the lowest subscore. By examining the details, you can see the key reason for this and typically, it is because the video card has a limited amount of dedicated graphics memory.
In the example, the computer is listed as having 2,302 MB of graphics memory available. However, 1,790 MB is coming from shared system memory and only 512 MB is dedicated. During graphics-intensive gaming, this means the computer may borrow up to 1,790 MB of RAM from the available physical memory, leaving less physical memory available for applications and the operating system. 

For a better gaming experience, you’d want to upgrade to a graphics card with 1 GB or higher of dedicated memory. Alternatively, you could purchase a second graphics card for your computer, but there are several caveats to ensure proper operation. You’d want to check the computer to ensure a card slot is available and you’d want to ensure your computer can support two graphics cards. You’d want to check with the graphics card manufacturer to determine the proper configuration required to use the existing graphics card with another graphics card.

If your computer has no or low dedicated graphics memory, installing a new graphics card with 512 MB or more of dedicated RAM on the computer would increase substantially the graphics and gaming graphics subscores. You could then have Windows 7 recalculate the performance scores by clicking “Re-run the assessment.” Windows 7 would then begin rating your computer by evaluating the performance of each tracked hardware component. When this process is completed, each component is listed with an appropriate subscore and the computer’s new base score is listed in the Performance Information and Tools console. The rating process can take several minutes to complete.
Want to raise your Processor score without spending any money? try to  “Overclock Your Processor,”. The processor (CPU) is the highest-profile component in your PC, and indeed, it does a lot of the heavy lifting in it. Read more:
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