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Getting More Bang Out of Your Dual Processing Buck

Hardware Configuration

Intel Processors (Socket 604)
133 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR266)Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz (3066 MHz, 12-8/512/1024 kB)
Motherboard
Intel E7505MSI MS-9141 (E7505 Master2) Rev.1Bios 1.1B7 (10/07/03)
Memory
DDR400 (200 MHz)2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsair)CMX512-3200LL (CL 2.0-3-2-6)
Common Hardware
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics CardAsus A9800XT/TVD, Rev. 1.01GPU : ATI Radeon 9800XT, 412 MHz Chip ClockMemory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM, 365 MHz Chip Clock
Hard DriveFastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios : 1.00.0.30)2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Software
ChipsetChipset Installation Utility Ver. 5.1.1.1002IAA RAID Edition 3.5.3
GrpahicsATI Catalyst XP 4.3 (Driver 6.14.10.6430)
Promise RAID1.00.0.37
DirectXVersion : 9b
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1

Software Configuration

Benchmarks and Settings
DirectX 9a
3DMark 2003Version 3.4.0Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark1024 x 786 - 32 bit
Video
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion 1.4.11.2 GB DV to MPEG II(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 9Version : 9.0.0Rendering - DVD Compatibleno Audio
Windows Media Encoder 9Version : 9.00.00.2980436 MB AVI File conversion to WMVWindows Media Server (Streaming)
Microsoft Movie MakerVersion 2.0.3312.0416 MB DV to WMV
TMPGEnc PlusVersion 2.5211.2 GB DV to MPEG I(720x576, Audio) converting
Audio
magix mp3 maker 2004Version 4.11 Build 19593
diamond65 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)Format : MP3 High Quality
Syntrillum Cool Edit ProVersion 2.1Amplitude Normalizing2.6 GB Wave Audio file
Applications
DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
3D Studio Max 6.0Rendering Single, 1024x768
WinrarVersion 3.30238 MB, 246 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 MB
Newtek LightwaveVersion 7.5c - Build 572Render First Frame = 1Render Last Frame = 60Render Frame Step = 1Rendering Bench "variation.lws"Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection, Refraction,Transparency = onMultithreading = 8 Threads
Maxon Cinema 4D XL 8Version 8.503Rendering in 1024x768, "ship_dirt"
LIUtilities WinBackupVersion 1.84650 MB Wave fileEncryption : 256 Bit DES, Password "test"
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 ProBuild 1.1.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2004Version 2004.10.9.89CPU Test : CPU Multimedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test : Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
  • MorningDarkstar
    Nice idea! Only one major malfunction - No minimize button! Most of us do not want to be annoyed by having this app open all the time.... Better yet would be a nice little icon sitting in the taskbar available instantly and automatically each time Windoz is started....
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  • GameR
    I have heard many good things about this but for me it wont work on ether of my computers.The first cpu is a dual core with xp os.The second is a Qcore with vista 64.The games im trying to assighn still only use the one core :(.But very nifty tool for most users.
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  • jonnyt822
    If you want to minimize the application, just need to create a batch file (.bat) and write this command:

    start /m C:\taskassign\TaskAssign.exe

    Reply
  • pxegeek
    Please fix the link to the utility!

    Chris
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  • dwebb5
    Century22: Please find this software.
    The Download is not working.
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  • I know this is like... way dead, but I was reading here and then found that the download was broken, a quick Google search revealed the answer to me and I figured I would post it here for convenience.

    http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1393
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  • Here is a download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?b3io2coj3h8hc1n
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  • http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2004/05/28/getting_more_bang_out_of_your_dual_processing_buck/taskassign.zip
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  • userhead
    start /min C:\taskassign\TaskAssign.exe
    Reply