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#1 herbman

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

When I did a performance check with the Windows performance index it was lower than normal for graphics despite always having identical settings .

 

I decided to uninstall the graphics driver and disable a few things I don't use like VGA webcam etc.. and restarted and ran the performance index again , it now is right where it usually is , rating went up .

 

Is this OK and normal or what do you think is going on.  I have Intel's integrated graphics

 

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#2 Greg62702

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

Do not worry what Performance manager states.  Microsoft finally realized that they came out with a false tool, and finally removed it from 8.1.  If you want to know how your system stands to others, then you need to run a performance comparison Bencmark tool like Passmark.  http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm  Here is a list of five free Benchmarking tools.  http://www.howtogeek.com/111733/how-to-benchmark-your-windows-pc-5-free-benchmarking-tools/  SiSoftware Sandra has always been one of the better freebies, and has been around for a long time.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:17 PM

OK thanks ,  do you know if you can disable some drivers in device manager without messing up your system .

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

I would not disable anything in Device manager, because it can screw things up on your system.   What is the manufacturer & model of the computer that is in question?  How much RAM is installed?

Edited by Blade, 09 February 2014 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:39 AM

It's an Asus U56E running Win 7 64 bit w/SP1 .  There's barely anything on it , I have over 80% of the hard drive empty and the memory is 6 gigs with only a very small portion used.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:19 AM

Does not matter how much is stored on the hard drive.  What matters is the CPU that is installed on the motherboard, the GPU, and how much RAM.  The last would be what model & manufacturer of Hard drive.

 

If you just got the i5 CPU, you should be fine with most games out there.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

Thank you ,  here is my concern though ,  the laptop computer is about two years old and I ran the test you said to do , my overall benchmark score was only 1228.6 which compared to what was shown on the screen by others is quite low .

 

The graphics are integrated which is a big factor apparently , the ram was the thing that received the highest score .   I don't play games .   My CPU score was also quite low by comparison .


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

I would not worry about the benchmark.  Since you do not play games, you are fine.  The only thing I would suggest at this point, is replacing the old Platter drive on it with a SSD.  Right now you can get 240gb SSD's for around $130 on Newegg.com for the Crucial m500 240gb & under $140 on Crucial.com, for the same drive.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

What would be the reason for changing my hard drive to an SSD,  I don't care about boot times and I know i'll never even get to use half of the capacity of the one I got.

 

I never add anything and it's as full as it's going to get ,  I'm only using a tiny % as it is.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:21 AM

If you are happy with your current setup you can simply ignore our recommendations on systems upgrades. Also switching to a SSD not only improves boot times but it also improves loading times for everything, it'll actually make your computer feel faster.

 

Anyways, ignore window's perfomance index, it's giving me a 5.2 on a system that can run any game at max settings without a hiccup just because of slow hard drive.

 

Why did you want to know about disabling drivers trough the device manager?


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