Certain Applications recommand a "Performance-Index" for use on Windows Vista
Where to find?
Control Panel - "Performance Information and Tools"
Base Score is the overall rating of your system,subscores describe the subsystems
The Base Score is NOT an average, but represents the lowest ranking Subsystem (with Aero, this is probably in most cases the graphics subsystem - alas there is no checkmark for "I´m not using Aero"...).
If you feel that your system might do better with some kind of upgrade, this is the place to look for first.
About the Author
Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.