A method and apparatus for reducing the computational load associated with computing weighting factors for wireless signals received at a wireless receiver is disclosed herein. The method and apparatus reuses a covariance factor matrix to compute multiple sets of weighting factors for multiple received signals. Particular embodiments factor a covariance matrix determined for a first received signal to determine a covariance factor matrix, and use the covariance factor matrix to determine a set of weighting factors for the first received signal as well as to determine additional sets of weighting factors for one or more additional received signals. The different received signals may be associated with different times, different channelization codes, and/or different frequencies. The weighting factors may be used to weight and combine received signals in a GRAKE receiver or chip equalizer. The weighting factors may also be used to determine a signal quality metric.