Core i7 Windows Experience Index

mikeynavy1976

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Just curious...what are other Core i7 720 laptop owners getting for their CPU score in Windows 7 Experience Index? I just got a new HP dv6t and my CPU score is 6.2. I was expecting higher for some reason, although I don't really know. My desktop computer is a Q9450 overclocked to 3.4 GHz. Its index is 7.4. Even though the 720 is only 1.6 GHz, I figured the hyperthreading, turbo boost, and newer technology would have it up around 7. Is my value normal...it's been a while since I had a laptop. Is this just the typical laptop performance being behind desktop performance even with new technology?
 

mikeynavy1976

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True, but I figured the hyperthreading would make a difference. I actually changed the power settings on the laptop and now the index is at 7, which is more like it.
 
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Hi

I'm running the Q720 in a Dell Studio 15. My windows experience index is 4.7 with the processor being the lowest score. Can you give me an idea of what settings you changed to try and improve the score?

Thanks

Ben
 

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My Acer Aspire 8942 with Windows 7 Home
has an overall index of 5.9 (lowest score from harddisk)

Translated from dutch:
Processor 7,1
memory 7,3
Graphics 6,8
Games 6,8
Harddisk 5,9

My Aspire has:
i7 Q720 @ 1.6 GHz
8 GB memory
Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5850
2x 320 GB 5400 rpm harddrives
 

crayon564

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thats odd, my alienware m15x had a score of 7.1 for i7 720qm and has the exact same score for everythign as wbloom, except ram can go to 7.4 and graphics card can go to 6.9

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz 7.1
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB 7.3 (7.4 sometimes)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 6.8 (6.9 with overclocking)
Gaming graphics 3834 MB Total available graphics memory 6.8
Primary hard disk 416GB Free (451GB Total) 5.9
 

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try turning off your hyperthreading i have sometimes found that disabling it gives it a better score unknown why but give it a go, also apparently i7 processor also work alot better when more than 1 gpu card is present, that is one reason why they were developed the way they are, one other thing i understand but i have a q6600 overclocked to 3ghz which scores 7.2 in a P35 Chipset motherboard but 6 in a P45 chipset motherboard again for no reason, just a few things to consider.
 

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U need to adjust ur bios. intel's Speedstep has been disabled, n w/ that the cpu is down throttled to 133 x 7. W/ it enabled it will usually run on around x 13. Turbo mode will push it up 2 x 21! then just re-run the windows experience index.
 

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Just an FYI, a and lot are two separate words...

Try and look up alot; the word just does not exist...
 

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I have an Alienware M15x with i7 720QM

Processor: 7,1
Memory: 7,3
Graphics: 7,7
Gaming Graphics: 7,7
Hard Disk: 5,9

Specs:
Intel Core i7 720QM ~4CPU / 8Threads (1,6Ghz / 2,8Ghz Turbo)
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz KingstonValueRAM
Ati Mobility Radeon 6970m
Seagate 500GB Momentus 7200 RPM (4GB Flash memory)

 

maximeroy77

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Hi

I'm running the Q720 in a Dell Studio 15. My windows experience index is 4.7 with the processor being the lowest score. Can you give me an idea of what settings you changed to try and improve the score?

Thanks

Ben
I have a Thinkpad W510 and with a 90W power supply I get a 4.6 CPU WPI , from what I read , the W510 (Core i7 QM 720) should run on 135W power.

What is your power suppl W ?
 
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