An average is not a good indication of how a system will perform. The item
with the lowest score will be the bottleneck that determines how the system
performs over a broad range of tasks. Depending on what you do with your
computer the lowest item may not affect what YOU do with the computer. The
computer I'm typing this on has a gaming graphics score of 3.0. This would
be terrible if I was using the computer for gaming. I don't. It's a general
purpose business laptop. The most important thing for me is to have many
programs running at the same time. This is RAM intensive where I have a
score of 5.1. The Experience Index is a tool to make sure the computer has
the resources to do what you need it to do.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User http://www.vistahelp.ca
"Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My graphics scored 3.1/ gaming graphics scored 3 now that I lowered the 3D
> settings, was 2.4 when I posted this but got a tweak tip since. with 335MB
> for my graphics. Hmmm, I think it's pretty stupid actually.
> If I average them I get 4.14
> HP Pavilion V9000 Entertainment Laptop
> Vista Home Premium/dual core 1.8/160GB/2GB ram/335MB Graphic/17"
> ... and a whole wack of bells and whistles SWEET!!
> "Mike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> In article <edjsCoP3HHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, "Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> I thought that my new computer was smokin fast and with all the bells
>>> whistles I would have a much better score.
>>> why is it so low?
>>> (btw, I had no idea what this was until the guy at Futureshop explained
>>> to me... not to well I guess or it went right over my head).
>> The overall score is just the lowest individual score of the listed
>> components. Which component has the 2.4 score?
>> It makes no sense to me either. Personally, I take the 5 scores and
>> average them. My Vista desktop has a 5.2 score.