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Windows Experience drops after RAM upgrade.

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#1 pivotraze


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:38 PM

I upgraded my ram from 1GB to 1.5GB, here is a screenshot of the new WEI and info of it.

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What blows me away is that my overall WEI dropped. My Processor dropped from 4.0 to 3.9.

My RAM dropped from 4.5 to 4.4.

My Graphics dropped from 3.5 to 2.5

My Gaming Graphics stayed at 3.0

My harddisk stayed at 4.8.

Why did everything (almost) dropped???
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:40 AM

How did you increase your ram sounds like you added 512mb stick, how many slots do you have and what makes up the previous 1gb of ram ,and are they matched sticks I'm not sure but having 1024mb in one channel and 512mb in the other channel might not be a good idea. Posted Image For the best dual-channel memory performance on motherboards with the Intel dualchannel
DDR chipsets, you must use identically paired memory modules in DIMM
sockets 0 of channel A and B. Identically paired memory modules must also be used
when populating DIMM sockets 1 of channel A and B. One can, for example, plug in
matching 256MB DIMMs in both DIMM 0 slots, and plug in matching 512MB DIMMs in
both DIMM 1 slots. Dual-channel memory performance is only realized when matched memory modules are
added in pairs, and installed in the correct socket configurations. Otherwise, a system
will revert to the lower-performing, single-channel memory mode. Cheers

Edited by sleepwalker, 23 November 2010 - 01:05 AM.

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