I have the same issue with Windows Experience Index on my x86 platform:
Athlon XP 2500+ @ 1833 mhz
MSI KT6V 2.0L bios - Via KT600
HiS Radeon 9600 128 mb
1 gig DDR400 @ 333
I've noticed that this issue happens mostly on computers with Via chipset.
And there is something interesting from WinSAT.exe (Windows System Assessment
11938484 (3404) - winsat\main.cpp:1436: > Assessment completed
11938593 (3404) - winsat\processresults.cpp:0672: Total physical mem
available to the OS : 0,99 GB (1 072 627 712 bytes)
11938703 (3404) - winsat\processresults.cpp:0861: Limiting DWM Score to 1.0
- no DWM performance score
11938703 (3404) - winsat\processresults.cpp:0965: No D3D results - limiting
D3D Score to 1.0
11938968 (3404) - mlib\syspowertools.cpp:0904: > Set the active power scheme
And generally that rating doesn't affect general graphics performance
(tested with 3dmark 2003), aero is working too. When i try to run WinSAT
manualy (with command "winsat dwm" in administrator's command line) i'm
getting message that capabilities of graphic card cannot be checked because
creating d3d device has failed...
"Muffy Tyrone" wrote:
> I'm running Vista RTM on a desktop. I've just bought a RADEON 9600PRO (256Mb)
> video card. I have installed latest ATI Catalyst Vista drivers. When I update
> my Windows Experience Index I still get a rating of 1.0 for both graphics and
> gaming graphics.
> The strange thing is that Aero can be enabled...
> Any ideas why the Windows Experience Index is not updating correctly
> Screenshot below.