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    Macbook Pro - Win 7 - What's your Experience Index?
    I have a recent Macbook Pro 13". These are my stats:

    5.8, 5.5, 5.3. 5.5, 5.3

    What are yours?

    Just want to make sure I'm getting the most out of my setup.

    How much of a difference will upgrading from 2 to 4gb of memory do?

    Is it worth it to pay more for the fastest memory?

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

    How much of a difference will upgrading from 2 to 4gb of memory do?

    Is it worth it to pay more for the fastest memory?
    depends on what your using your mac for.

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    I was tempted to say "Over nine thousand," but decided against it. If your experience thingy is high or low, does that really matter? I mean... are there computers sold nowadays that can't run things? Is it truly possible that SMP computers with multiple gigabytes of RAM can be incapable of doing things we did a few years ago on half of that?

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    Care to clue us in on this experience index? I haven't the slightest idea what is being referred to here.

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    It is a thing Microsoft started putting in vista and continued into windows 7 to tell you "how good" your computer is

    I get a lowest score of 3.8 in windows 7 under parallels and i haven't tested since the upgrade of ram and hard drive under bootcamp it used to be a 5.4
    2.26 GHz White Unibody,160GB Intel X-25m, 8GB Ram, Mac mini 2.26GHz, 500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi drive, 4GB Ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxj66 View Post
    It is a thing Microsoft started putting in vista and continued into windows 7 to tell you "how good" your computer is

    I get a lowest score of 3.8 in windows 7 under parallels and i haven't tested since the upgrade of ram and hard drive under bootcamp it used to be a 5.4
    I know what it is. I just don't know if I'm convinced that it measures anything meaningful in the modern world. Like I said, I just can't conceptualize of software really needing all the hardware we have nowadays.

    I think I made the point somewhere else, but... when a dual-core 2.24GHz computer with 4GB of RAM is "okay" for word processing and "has a little slowdown" on the internet of all things, then something is wrong.

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    O i have to agree with you that the Index experience is pretty pointless. I think it gives people that don't know much about computers a simple way to judge the difference between several models in the store.

    Yes i have to say the average user has got a lot more power than they need.
    2.26 GHz White Unibody,160GB Intel X-25m, 8GB Ram, Mac mini 2.26GHz, 500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi drive, 4GB Ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxj66 View Post
    O i have to agree with you that the Index experience is pretty pointless. I think it gives people that don't know much about computers a simple way to judge the difference between several models in the store.
    Indeed, it sounds like a great selling device. I haven't tested my parallels windows 7 installation yet. Might do it later for laughs.

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    I tested it for comparisons sake between bootcamp and it and was surprised it scored that high.
    2.26 GHz White Unibody,160GB Intel X-25m, 8GB Ram, Mac mini 2.26GHz, 500GB 7200 RPM Hitachi drive, 4GB Ram

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    By the way, you guys know that 7 is just Vista with a new taskbar, right?

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    I had one of the biggest laughs of my life when I ran the experience index on my MBP 15 running W7. I was comparing my mbp to my friends new "gaming desktop" just for fun. The only thing that was better on his was with his graphics card, which only raised his gc score by .2!!!! LOLOLOL!!! Needless to say, everyone got quite in the room because they expected the huge tower pc to dominate in everything….LOL

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