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Suggestions for Benchmarking New System Please

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September 20, 2006 3:33:52 PM

I recently finished building a C2D-based system and would like to benchmark it to ensure all is functioning at the level it should be. While it's clearly most important to test the CPU and GPU functionality, I'm also interested in HD speeds (read mostly). What resources would you recommend for this, and what kind of score, as a ballpark figure, should I be seeing from my system (see below specs)?

And if there are any other worthwhile tests, I'd like to hear about them. Something tells me I just invited flames ("the survive a drop from two stories test," "the how fast can a mouse find a piece of cheese on the MB test," "the will a nice picnic lunch for two fit easily inside the case test" and so on) -- well, if you can't resist, please at least make them funny. :roll:

Your helpful input would be greatly appreciated.

- ELB

My system (running completely stock at present -- no OC'ing yet):

C2D E6600 w/Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Gigabyte GA-965P DS3
2 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
ATi Radeon X1900XT w/Zalman VF-900
WD Caviar SE16 250 GB
Samsung SH-S162L Lightscribe DVD-Writer
SB Audigy 4
Ultra V-Series 500w
Thermaltake Mambo case
September 20, 2006 4:00:03 PM

Sis, Aquamark and 3Dmark06....
September 20, 2006 8:12:05 PM

Okay, Sis, Aquamark and 3DMark06.

Now, what kind of scores should I be seeing on each?

- ELB
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