Window Experience Index Scores


Group Idiot
What are you using for cooling on the Q6600 to keep it stable at that speed?

It's air-cooled using a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme HS with a Scythe SFF12F 120mm (very quiet) fan. I used Arctic Silver for paste. No lapping or extra work involved. I'm running the G0 at near-stock voltage (1.325V) and did not have to change or alter anything else -- NB, FSB, etc.

BTW, I actually uploaded a much larger image including some of the Vista configuration info, but it looks like it got cropped. Email me at [bgetchel] at {gmail} dot you know what if you want more detailed screenshots/information.


Staff member
I was going to buy a ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme when I got my CPU but they were out of stock, so I though I would wait and water cool it at a later date.

What sort of temps are you getting idle and under load? as I might pick one up when they are back in stock.


Group Idiot
What sort of temps are you getting idle and under load? as I might pick one up when they are back in stock.

Idle temps are 32-40C and jump around a bit depending upon the core. Core #0 seems to run 2-3C hotter than the rest. However, the U120x seems to handle loads very well. Testing with CoreTemp and Prime95 using their "Torture Test" only increases temps 10-15C max. After nine hours of P95 temps ranged from 45-55C, but mostly stayed in the 46-52C range, flicking occasionally over 50C. Never over 55C even for the hottest core.

Initially I was worried that idle temps seemed higher than most reports, and that I may have mounted the HSF incorrectly, but load temps are right in line with the best of the air-cooled reports and are nice and cool, so everything looks rosy.


I highly recommend Thermalright HSFs too... I myself am using a Thermalright Ultima 90 with an Antec Tricool 92 mm fan set to medium (1500 rpm). I got it after reading good reviews about it at Anandtech. It barely gets warm to the touch even when playing games.



-8800GTS graphics card
-E6550 2.33Ghz dual core Processor
-2GB (2x1GB) of 800Mhz A-DATA RAM
-500GB 7200Rpm Seagate hard drive


Ok, ik hope you can see this.

Disk performance is optained with :

Asus P5k64WS 1333 mhz board with 3GHZ e6850 duo proc
5 x SAS 300 gb 15k. Vista Ultimate is on partition C: 59 GB

Adaptec 31205 Sas Raid card, 256mb cache, 800 mhz processor
Raid5EE. Block size is 256kb. Available space = 836 GB
memory is 2 gb 1333 mhz DDR3

I must point out that my other computer has only 3 SCSI U320 x36gb
drives in Raid5 with a Perc4e card. This combo gets 5,9 on the score as well.


PS sorry but nobody helped me to put the score on the site, so what you see is what you get

DetailsScoreBasisscoreProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz 5,75,5
Bepaald door laagste score
Geheugen (RAM)2,00 GB 5,9
GrafischATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 5,9
Grafische weergave voor spellen1279 MB totale hoeveelheid grafisch geheugen 5,5
Primaire vaste schijf30GB beschikbaar (59GB totaal) 5,9
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
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Resistance is Futile
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Ok, I wanted to post my WEI Scores here also, but whether I try to get it trhough Computer->Properties, or Control Panel, I get this error message:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Association control panel".

Whats up with that?

Rob Redbeard

Power User
I guess I don't feel so bad that I've got all these 5.9's then.
RAM: 5.9
Grap: 5.9
3d : 5.5
disk: 5.7

I'm pretty sure that if I used something better than this stock cooler I could clock above 3.2ghz. Ican now but not for a real system. Now, at 3.2ghz I can leave Premiere to render video for 3 hours and it stays under 57C. If I change the cooler I could probably get 5.9 on CPU too.

As for disk, I'm not using RAID, so there's lots of room for improvement there.



New Member
WEI Scores:
CPU - 5.9
RAM - 5.9
Vid - 5.9
Gaming Vid - 5.9
HDD - 5.7

System is:
Abit IP35-E
Q6600 @ 3.2ghz
4gb DDR2 800 @ 854 - 4-4-4-12
8800GTS 320
7200 RPM SATAII WD 500gb HDD - No raid setup and I forget the model number.


Vista Pro
Yeah, that puppy would probably be more accurately described as a semi-portable desktop...:shock:

But, boy, it performs...


New Member

With the spec below too (but 2 gig of ram), my harddrive is an old Maxtor sata I 160Gb (as a test install of vista) untill my new non corrupted drive arrives. (Ill post a ss)
Im not sure if it makes a difference but I have all the Vista features enabled.
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