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)
Intel E7505 MSI MS-9141 (E7505 Master2) Rev.1
Bios 1.1B7 (10/07/03)
DDR400 (200 MHz) 2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsair)
CMX512-3200LL (CL 2.0-3-2-6)
Common Hardware
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space
96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics Card Asus A9800XT/TVD, Rev. 1.01
GPU : ATI Radeon 9800XT, 412 MHz Chip Clock
Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM, 365 MHz Chip Clock
Hard Drive FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios :
2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)
80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
Chipset Chipset Installation Utility Ver.
IAA RAID Edition 3.5.3
Grpahics ATI Catalyst XP 4.3 (Driver
Promise RAID
DirectX Version : 9b
OS Windows XP, Build 2600 SP1
Software Configuration

Benchmarks and Settings
DirectX 9a
3DMark 2003 Version 3.4.0
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
1024 x 786 - 32 bit
Mainconcept MPEG Encoder Version 1.4.1
1.2 GB DV to MPEG II
(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 9 Version : 9.0.0
Rendering - DVD Compatible
no Audio
Windows Media Encoder 9 Version :
436 MB AVI File conversion to WMV
Windows Media Server (Streaming)
Microsoft Movie Maker Version 2.0.3312.0
416 MB DV to WMV
TMPGEnc Plus Version 2.521
1.2 GB DV to MPEG I
(720x576, Audio) converting
magix mp3 maker 2004 Version 4.11 Build 19593
diamond 65 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)
Format : MP3 High Quality
Syntrillum Cool Edit Pro Version 2.1
Amplitude Normalizing
2.6 GB Wave Audio file
Discreet Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
3D Studio Max 6.0 Rendering Single, 1024x768
Winrar Version 3.30
238 MB, 246 Files
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 MB
Newtek Lightwave Version 7.5c - Build 572
Render First Frame = 1
Render Last Frame = 60
Render Frame Step = 1
Rendering Bench "variation.lws"
Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240
Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection, Refraction,
Transparency = on
Multithreading = 8 Threads
Maxon Cinema 4D XL 8 Version 8.503
Rendering in 1024x768, "ship_dirt"
LIUtilities WinBackup Version 1.84
650 MB Wave file
Encryption : 256 Bit DES, Password "test"
PCMark 2004 Pro Build 1.1.0
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2004 Version 2004.10.9.89
CPU Test : CPU Multimedia / CPU Arithmetic
Memory Test : Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
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  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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
  • pxegeek
    Please fix the link to the utility!

  • dwebb5
    Century22: Please find this software.
    The Download is not working. [2009-12-14 06:19]
  • 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.
  • userhead
    start /min C:\taskassign\TaskAssign.exe