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Thread: Benchmarking - Testing PC

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    Benchmarking - Testing PC

    I've switched back to the P4 2.5GHz system below and it really seems like it's dragging. i.e., the Quick Links flyout on this forum takes about 2 seconds to come out and youtube videos studder here and there.

    I'm DL 3DMark05 now and will run the free version, are there any other good freeware testing apps? Anything to look for to check for configuration problems?
    PM 1.4GHz 512MB Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME gfx (nx5000) XP Pro
    AMD 450MHz K6-2 MMX 3DNOW! 384MB PC100 3dfx VooDoo3-3500TV 16MB AGP W98SE
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    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC3200 fx5600U 128MB AGP XP
    P4 2.5GHz Northwood 1GB PC3200 GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP XP Pro
    P4 2.8 GHz HT 2GB PC3200 AIW 3650HD 512MB PCI-e XP Home
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    2886 3DMarks
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    PM 1.4GHz 512MB Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME gfx (nx5000) XP Pro
    AMD 450MHz K6-2 MMX 3DNOW! 384MB PC100 3dfx VooDoo3-3500TV 16MB AGP W98SE
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC2700 Rad7000 32MB AGP XP
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC3200 fx5600U 128MB AGP XP
    P4 2.5GHz Northwood 1GB PC3200 GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP XP Pro
    P4 2.8 GHz HT 2GB PC3200 AIW 3650HD 512MB PCI-e XP Home
    ASUS Z68 PRO/GEN3 i7-2700K CORSAIR DDR3 1600 XFX HD-697A-CNFC OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (SSD) Corsair 850W 80+Gold Win7 Pro 64b

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    stalker: call of papyate (sp?) is the only free one that i know of off the top of my head, but I don't do much benching.

    What did you have before you switched back, it could just be the processor isn't capable of keeping up? or you could be having issues with ram. what OS are you running? and I'm not gonna lie not sure if I will be much help as that predates me, but i will give it my best.

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    I built this system about 5 years ago as my primary machine until I inherited an HP Pavillion a747c (the 2.8 P4 below) about a year ago.

    I've always had trouble with the 2.5, but thought I had it worked out, but it just seems slow now, and it has been giving me fits on cold boots (locks up).

    One observation I just made was that puppy linux could not see the C drive for about 10 minutesthrough multiple boots. I thought I was having memory timing issues, but it may be something else. The system usually runs fine though after it gets going.

    I just wanted to see if everything performs as it should (i.e., is the video card actually close, running AGP mode, and CPU/memory bandwidths, ect.).

    One of the puppy linux benchmarks puts my cpu about 50% slower than a sample pentium 1.5GHz, so it makes me wonder...
    PM 1.4GHz 512MB Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME gfx (nx5000) XP Pro
    AMD 450MHz K6-2 MMX 3DNOW! 384MB PC100 3dfx VooDoo3-3500TV 16MB AGP W98SE
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC2700 Rad7000 32MB AGP XP
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC3200 fx5600U 128MB AGP XP
    P4 2.5GHz Northwood 1GB PC3200 GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP XP Pro
    P4 2.8 GHz HT 2GB PC3200 AIW 3650HD 512MB PCI-e XP Home
    ASUS Z68 PRO/GEN3 i7-2700K CORSAIR DDR3 1600 XFX HD-697A-CNFC OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (SSD) Corsair 850W 80+Gold Win7 Pro 64b

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    I tried Call Of Pripyat Benchmark, but it seems not to run, just hangs for about 10 minutes after it tries to load a FS.

    When I installed, it said my directX was out of date. I was running 9.0c, and after installing it's updated DX, I'm still running 9.0c.

    The direct3d test does not seem to work - the spinning globe is more like a blur.
    PM 1.4GHz 512MB Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME gfx (nx5000) XP Pro
    AMD 450MHz K6-2 MMX 3DNOW! 384MB PC100 3dfx VooDoo3-3500TV 16MB AGP W98SE
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC2700 Rad7000 32MB AGP XP
    AMD Semp3000+ 512MB PC3200 fx5600U 128MB AGP XP
    P4 2.5GHz Northwood 1GB PC3200 GeForce 7300 GT 512MB AGP XP Pro
    P4 2.8 GHz HT 2GB PC3200 AIW 3650HD 512MB PCI-e XP Home
    ASUS Z68 PRO/GEN3 i7-2700K CORSAIR DDR3 1600 XFX HD-697A-CNFC OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (SSD) Corsair 850W 80+Gold Win7 Pro 64b

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