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moeyd
1 Copper

Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Hi All

I have done a clean install on a new Inspiron 15R (5521) using a retail Windows 8 Pro DVD.

The problem i am having is that now my windows 8 score has gone down. It was previously 5.9 (due to hard drive speed) but now is 3.8 (due to Desktop Graphics) even though this was previously 7.9.

can anyone help me?

i have installed all appropriate drivers from dell support.

My current config:

Computer Model - Inspiron 5521
BIOS Vendor - Dell Inc.
BIOS Version -DELL - 1
BIOS Date - 04-18-13
Window Version - Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
Manufacture - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Clock Speed - 1.9GHz
L2 Cahce Size - 256
Available Memory - 71.26%
Page File Size - 4608.0MB
Available Page File - 100.00%
Virtual Memory - 12669.0MB
Available Virtual Memory - 81.12%
Memory Slot1[DIMM_A] - 4096MB
Memory Slot2[DIMM_B] - 4096MB
Disk Drives - WDC WD7500BPVT-75A1YT0
Display Adapters - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 2112MB
                                - AMD Radeon (TM) HD 8500M/8700M 2048MB
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers - Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Hi moeyd,

I would like to know if you have installed both Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 driver and AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M driver on the system.

In addition, Reply us with a snapshot of the ‘Display Adapters’ expanded in device manager.

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moeyd
1 Copper

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Windows installed both drivers automatically however, i updated the amd drivers via catalyst

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Hi moeyd,

I would suggest you to uninstall both video card drivers and install the drivers from Dell support site and check.

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moeyd
1 Copper

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

ok so i have done this and still getting the same score

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Is your power plan set to maximum performance or power saver?

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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moeyd
1 Copper

Re: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

it is set on Maximum Performance and set to never dim or sleep

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pizzaparty9
1 Nickel

RE: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

the stock os usually is set up different that a oem install so that might be it are you using the drivers off the dell website or the ones windows 8 found for you with windows updates

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moeyd
1 Copper

RE: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

I initially used the drivers off Dell support but then AMD released an update which seemed to resolve the issues.

Since Microsoft released 8.1 - the scores have been removed anyway so this topic can be marked as resolved.

Thanks again all

igor_panov
1 Copper

RE: Clean installed Windows 8 Pro

Hi! That would be my next words. Win 8.1 doesn't have this feature anymore. However, I kinda like it. I worked well for my self-confidence Smiley Very Happy

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