Intel (r) graphics download reduced my windows score.

March 16, 2013 at 19:17:19
Specs: Windows 7 / 64 bit, quad-core/ 4gb ram
I have Intel graphics driver ver- 8.15.10.2302 installed. Also have Realtek ALC 8885 Hp audio ver- 5.10.0.5864 AOO installed. Went to Intel download center and used auto-update. It said to install the latest graphics version 8.15.10.2869. Did that but re-ran windows experience index and it lowered my score in graphics by 1.2 points. And it also downloaded ( automatically) a ver- 6.10.01.2073 high def.audio hdmi driver which doesn't seem as good as the other. Question is; Why did updated drivers reduce my score and did I do something wrong? I'm still new to this. I have a Dell studio 540 quad-core running windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

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#1
March 16, 2013 at 19:47:10
Intel warns that the drivers they provide may not be fully compatible with the hardware in OEM systems. I suspect that is your problem.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22163&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20(32-bit)*&DownloadType=Drivers

Read the warning.

Drivers for Dell systems should be obtained from Dell.

It would probably be best to revert to the previous drivers.


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March 16, 2013 at 21:30:27
Thanks for the response. Let me be more precise. I went to Dell downloads first and used their auto-detect for drivers and updates. Dell gave a list of all drivers for my system using my tag #. Those (Dells) are the ones that I downloaded the first time. After reverting back I went to Intel site. They listed the exact same drivers and versions as Dell. So if both OEM sites auto-detect my system with service tag # shouldn't that work or not? I just need to get my graphics score up. What else can I do to get these better? Performance #'s are; processor 7.2, ram 7.2, graphics 4.6, gaming graphics 4.7, primary hdd 5.9. (Avg. 4.6). Like I said I'm still trying to learn so any help would be grateful. Thanks.



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#3
March 18, 2013 at 05:39:53
"I just need to get my graphics score up"

Install a video card.


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