Anyone seen a Vista->Win7 performance drop like **this**...

Discussion in 'Windows' started by seanrz, Jan 29, 2010.

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    seanrz

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    I just bought the 751h - 1621 with Vista Home Basic and was obviously disappointed by the anemic performance. I ran the performance assessment and got:

    Processor: 2.7
    Memory: 4.2
    Graphics: 2.9
    Gaming Graphics: 3.0
    Primary Hard Disk: 5.7

    After reading on this forum about how people experienced performance increases after installing Windows 7, I decided to follow suit. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, with all the latest drivers (see below), but my new assessment is utterly attrocious:

    Processor: 1.9 (-0.8) <---(WTF!!!!)
    Memory: 4.2
    Graphics: 2.9
    Gaming Graphics: 2.5 (-0.5)
    Primary Hard Disk: 5.7

    Has anyone else experienced as bad a degredation in performance as I have?
     
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    You might be able to up those with some better drivers, but who cares? The WPI is a joke anyway. It is not an accurate benchmark of anything.
     
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    Yeah, I certainly wouldn't quote these figures for serious benchmarking, but it does serve as a ballpark indicator that the 751h funkin' sucks ass!! I was really just praying someone might offer a creative solution, distinct from those I've found searching the forums.
     
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    This shouldn't have been terribly surprising. While the numbers are indeed lower, that does NOT mean your system performance dropped.

    In Vista, the Windows Experience Index went on a scale of 1.0-5.9. With 7, that scale has changed to a 1.0-7.9 scale so the results between the two operating systems cannot be compared. FWIW, my N270 processor gets a 2.2 in Win7. Your lower clocked Z520 getting a 1.9 is right in line and an accurate assessment for Win7's index.

    That being said, you probably shouldn't have installed Ultimate. Tons of excess services running in the background that a lowly netbook doesn't need. Starter or Home Premium would have been the best bet.
     
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    I had considered that, however, you'll notice that three stats were identical going from vista to Win7. It does *feel* slower too, which is what prompted me to measure it in the first place. Anyway, the changing scale is the best explanation I have. So I'll consider the case closed.

    Good point. I hadn't considered that. I'll look into what the differences are.. I can most likely just turn off the extra services I don't need. But it's a moot point at the moment anyway. I bricked the damn thing trying to update my BIOS. (Im so frustrated right now.. I was using the software Acer provides on their own damn website!! Grrrr!)
     
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