From: baoyang on 10 Jun 2010 20:19
I have bought a Dell Studio XPS 9000 desktop in May 2010 with the
following details: Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66 GHz,
9GB 1066Mhz DDR3 6DIMM, 1TB 7200RPM serial hard drive. ATI Radeon HD
5870 1GB GDDR5
The windows experience scores are:
Gaming graphics 1.0
Primary hard disk 5.9
How come the Graphics has a score of 1? Any problems with my computer?
Is it hardware or software problem? Is that possible to fix it?
I do not know much about computers, so any information would be useful.
From: Animenia on 11 Jun 2010 05:34
If you update the score does it remain the same for your graphics
Try update the driver to your graphics card -- The one that came with
the CD or pre-installed on the system might not be the latest one.
From: Nick on 12 Jun 2010 13:06
On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:19:40 -0500, in alt.sys.pc-clone.dell, baoyang
>I have bought a Dell Studio XPS 9000 desktop in May 2010 with the
>following details: Intel Core i7-920 processor (8MB L3 Cache 2.66 GHz,
>9GB 1066Mhz DDR3 6DIMM, 1TB 7200RPM serial hard drive. ATI Radeon HD
>5870 1GB GDDR5
>The windows experience scores are:
>Gaming graphics 1.0
>Primary hard disk 5.9
>How come the Graphics has a score of 1? Any problems with my computer?
>Is it hardware or software problem? Is that possible to fix it?
In addition to updating the drivers, I would suggest going into the options
for your video card and making sure everything is set to the defaults - just
in case the problem is something currently set to a wacky value.
As far as updating the drivers, I would recommend using the ones from the
manufacturer's web site rather than ones from Dell or from Windows update.
Follow the driver installation instructions on ATI's web site carefully.
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From: Nick on 12 Jun 2010 13:24
I need to get my eyes checked...
Just realized that your computer has the exact same ATI card as my XPS 9000.
My graphics and gaming graphics scores are both 7.7, with the latest ATI
I updated to the latest ATI drivers from their web site shortly after I got
the computer, and honestly don't remember if I ever checked the score while
I still had the original Dell drivers installed.
Note that ATI is now part of AMD; here's the link to their web site:
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