Memory score went down when moving from 2GB to 4GB?! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just bought 2 more gigabytes of memory and ran the Performance Information tool. My memory score went down from 5.9 with 2GB to 5.3 with 4GB.
    So, what gives? Has my memory performance really went down or is that an issue with Vista's tool?

    For reference, here's my configuration:
    Vista x86 Ultimate with SP1 RC
    Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4L
    4x Kingston 1GB 800 (KVR800D2N5/1G)
    Intel Q6600
    Palit 8800GT Sonic
    WD 250GB 7200
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:31 PM

All replies

  • Hello Vladan,


    Thank you for posting!


    As the score is rating memory operation per second, the additional RAM won’t surely cause the score to increase.


    Please also refer to the following KB article to see if this is caused by factors from system:


    (KB933478) The Windows Experience Index rating may inherit an incorrect value after you make a change to your computer's hardware configuration or you start Windows Vista for the first time



    Hope it helps!



    Lionel Chen

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, February 4, 2008 9:38 AM

    The more RAM you add the more you take away until you maually adjust the RAM settings in the BIOS, use the maufacturers spes and set the BIOS to that manually and bingo, you will be back to 5.9.


    If you can't find the info post your details back and i'll see what i can do.


    Good luck.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 4:19 AM