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How to best benchmark new CPU

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August 5, 2008 5:16:12 PM

Can anyone suggest a good way to benchmark a new system/CPU against avererages to make certain the parts are all performing as they should, so that I can act within the small envelope of time to return something if necessary.

Thank you in advance for your help.

In case it helps, the system is:
Asus M2N-MX SE Plus GeForce 6100 Socket AM2 Motherboard,
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 CPU Black Edition
Crucial 2x 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667Mhz
NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner ND-3550A
Power Up Black ATX Mid-T Case w/450w
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler -
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

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August 5, 2008 5:32:05 PM

3d mark is most commonly used...

theres vantage and 3dmark 06

you probably have vista cause its a new build so you can run vantage once

other than those there aren't really a lot of common benchmarks... maybe super pi 1m and other tools like that... most computers get close to 20 seconds in super pi 1m...
a b à CPUs
August 5, 2008 5:50:08 PM

3d mark will probably skip some tests because it doesn't like integrated graphics. I guess that's OK, just don't worry if it happens, it's normal...

There's also prime95 or UBCD. They're not really benchmarking tools, but what you really need is testing tools and they're good at that.

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August 5, 2008 6:05:40 PM

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August 5, 2008 6:28:00 PM

wprime has a decent built in benchmark.
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August 5, 2008 6:52:53 PM

Might also try PC Wizard 2007, or Pass Mark Performance Test. I beleive this alow you to compare agains simimular CPUs.

Ref: 3Dmark06, Back of my mind the older version PCMark05 was better at testing CPU performance (Believe I read this in MaxiumPC Mag).