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Member Since: ‎11-21-2008
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graphics card driver update

I have a BFG Geforce 8400 GS graphics card installed. Today I went to check to see if there where any driver updates. There were and I updated my driver. The update went off with out a hitch and I have seen no ill effects of the update as of now. My question is: when I rechecked my windows experience index base score, it said there was new hardware to refresh the index. So I did. My problem is that my graphics score went down instead of up. It went from a 4.1 to a 4.0, one  tenth of a point is no big deal. Just odd that it should go down instead of up. Any thoughts out there.
OS Vista Home Premium 32 bit
CPU AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.0ghz
Motherboard Asus M4N78 Pro
Memory 3Gb PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667mhz
Graphics Card BFG Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2
Monitor(s) Displays HP W1907 LCD 19", Gateway HD 19" LCD

Antec Earthwatt 80 plus 500 watts
Hard Drives 640GB 7200rpm SATA (2x320)
Other Info Optical: Super Muliti DVD burner w/lightscribe, Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800
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Member Since: ‎12-09-2008
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Re: graphics card driver update

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The new drivers installed more software and hardware support using more resources. 1/10th is good. I have seen peoples Windows Experience go from 4.0to 3.5 just from adding a bigger faster and hotter running video card but the increased speed gain for playing online games was worth the hit.
Message Edited by dmhoo29 on 02-12-2009 01:00 AM
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