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I am dual booting Vista (sp2) (32 bit) and Windows 7 RC (64 bit) on a Dell lapop (XPSM1330). For some reason I am getting very low memory scores in Windows 7, while getting very good scores in Vista. Obviously the bios is the same, so that shouldn't be the problem. I don't have that many programs running in Win7, (less than in Vista) so also don't think the background programs are affecting the results. In addition, I have both set up the same way as far as swap files. In Win 7, all 4 GB of memory should be recognized, too, while in Vista only 3.5 are recognized, so I would think the memory scores should be better, not worse. On my desktop (Gateway) I have the same dual booting and the memory scores are similar in Vista and Win 7, so I also can't suspect that the Pitstop testing program is at fault. Does anyone have an idea as to what could be causing a memory score that is less than 1/2 that of the score in Vista? (something like 4800 as compared to over 1000).

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Please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/

 

If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

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:wp:

 

Please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/

 

If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

 

 

Here is the link to my results.

http://pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid...;report=Summary

 

I would love to know what is going on. Same computer has memory test results over 1000 in Vista.

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I have a similar prob with win7 where i have issues with my memory and bios, After installation my overclock fails so does my memory @1066 it will only run @800. No matter how many times i reset my bios i have problems untill i remove win7 from my drive.

I think win7 has some sort of issue that needs to be resolved, remember its a beta version and will have its fare share of problems.

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i had the same problem until i did a bios update, then it was fine.

 

 

 

I already have the latest bios update for my computer. Also, I have the same bios under Vista and get good scores on memory under that os. I also downloaded a trial of PassMark Performance test and using that test, my memory scores are the highest of any of my components. I'm beginning to think there is something about the Pitstop test that is not giving an accurate reading under Windows 7. But thank you making the suggestion. I am open to any solution.

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Did you go to Start>Control Panel>Power Options and verify that it is set for High Performance?

 

 

Thank you for the suggestion. I didn't see that option at first because it was hidden and I had to click "more options" before it was visable. Once I set the computer for high performance, the memory score shot up to 1100 from 370 to 420 or so. My disk speed is still fairly slow, however, probably due to a 5400 rps drive. I was surprised that under Vista I had high memory scores without needing to set the computer for high performance. I wonder if the performace is really the same but there is something about Pitstop's tests that cause the lower score.

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