Let's see what vista is giving your system: Open Performance Information and Tools by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Performance Information and Tools. Mine: Click to Maximize As you can see, I am running the Japanese version of Vista. The categories are (from top to bottom) Processor Ram Graphics (desktop) Graphics (gaming) Primary Hard disk It gives you an individual score for each category, then your main score is whatever was the lowest of all your categories. My lowest was my CPU score, so my main score equals my CPU score. My system: Core 2 Duo 6600 Evga 680i 2Gb Corsair XMS2 7950GT 512mb graphics Also please note what version of vista you are running, as they have made major changes since the beta versions. Mine is on RC1. Note: the purpose of this thread is not to compare our systems, but an evaluation of this new "index" system itself. Is it a good system or not. Microsoft seems to want to simplify things by giving you an easy number. Then when you go to buy software, it will tell you what number your system needs to be in order to run the new software. I am sceptical, mainly of the way they choose your LOWEST score and assign that as your overall system score. So if you have a E6700 cpu, 2 Gigs of XMS2 ram but a low end graphics card, you are going to get a very low index score. Your high end parts mean NOTHING to your system's overall index. Doesn't make sense to me.