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gjpeters
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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
Location: Australia
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W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

Hi Guys,

 

I'm wondering if anyone can help here. I have Win 7 Professional (64bit) running on my W510. The processor is an i7 Q 820 at 1.73Ghz. Windows is currently showing that it has a rating of 2.5 on the Windows experience index because the processor is only rated to 2.5. The information I have found around other areas states that this CPU should have 7.1 on the index.

 

My BIOS is ver 1.37 and the problem was there with version 1.34.

 

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know the fix?

 

Cheers,

WWAN
hazart
Posts: 386
Registered: ‎08-03-2009
Location: UK
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Re: W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

1. Set power plan to high performance.

2. Install the battery.

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gjpeters
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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
Location: Australia
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Re: W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

I'm assuming you mean the usual battery and not some interior battery. 

 

With the battery installed and the system running at max performance with AC plugged in on the docking station (135W supply).

 

The reading is still 2.5. :smileysad:

 

I have limited access to the functions of Win 7 through company network security protocols could this restrict an update?

 

Thanks for the reply. I'm still looking in to this.

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davrog
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Registered: ‎04-22-2014
Location: Sweden
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Re: W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

I notice this is quite an old post but I am sitting on 2 w510 laptops that I have recently revived (reinstalled) - both posting as 2.5 on the performance index.
Anyone?

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unclewebb
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Registered: ‎05-08-2010
Location: Cochrane
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Re: W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2288/throttlestop-6-00/

 

Give ThrottleStop a try.  Check off Set Multiplier and set that to the maximum value and then click on the Turn On button.  You can try running a single thread of the built in TS Bench and see what sort of multipliers your CPU is using.  Post a screen shot while this test is running if you want me to have a look.

 

As the load increases and more cores become active, the maximum multiplier and speed of these CPUs will decrease.  You should be able to get your CPU running at its rated speed with that utility.

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ColonelONeill
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: W510 (3818 CTO) CPU Windows experience index

Look at which specific index is 2.5; if it's CPU, try Throttlestop. If it's GPU, you might have the wrong drivers. If it's HDD, the only case where I can think of any recent HDD benching 2.5 is if it's dying.
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