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I thought it would be cool to show off how you put the power of your computer to work particularly if you multitask. We all use them differently so tell us how yours is working with your setup.

I decided to put the Pentium D 955 to work and see what she could do and here is a screen shot of the results. My system is running dual monitors (typing this on the 2nd monitor as this test is running) but took a screen shot of the primary monitor. Herre's what's running:

- 4 copies of Prime95, each on a different CPU affinity
- Suse Linux running on VMWare, performing a compile of the kernel
- Folding@home - still updating the screen regularly
- Browsing the internet, still responsive
- Task Manager to show the CPU load
- Intel Hardware Monitor to show the temps

I am thouroughly impressed with this chip. It is everything I was hoping it to be. I was looking for something that could run multiple OS's at the same time, and do it smoothly and this chip has pulled it off. The only thing I have to compare it too is a Xeon single processor 2.4Ghz system, and a Pentium 8xx 3Ghz Dell and this thing blows both of them away in the multitasking dept., although they are respectable as well.

When I was doing my research, most of the benchmarks were showing how fast something could run various activities, but most of those tests don't tell you how well it's going to run multitasking on a grand scale such as running multiple OS's. BTW, I've had Fedora C4 Linux, Suse Linux, and Windows XP 64 bit running simulteneously withought a problem too. I think the large secondary cache makes a difference for the tests I'm running.

I know you all have killer machines, and would love to hear how they perform the tasks you give it.
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Woops, forgot the attachment!

I just realized I didn't get the Folding@home on top which is what I wanted as well. But you get the idea.
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You can edit the original post...just pick Edit and then pick Go Advanced...you can then scroll down and add images there.
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A systems Multitasking has alot to do with how much ram you are useing.

In other words with your 4Gigs of ram your not going to find a lot of good comparisons...
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Updated the 2nd post with the picture.

I'm just curious as to how well peoples systems are performing for their needs. If they like to game and rip DVD's at the same time then that would be interesting to know. It's not really a contest of who has the best machine for what I'm doing, but just exchanging experiences good or bad.
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My system performs quite well for what I need.


My machine is primarily for internet, making and editing PDFs, Excel Spreadsheets, DVD and CD burning, video encoding, and the occasional Civ 4 game.

I regularly run Folding@home (graphical), while surfing the internet (Firefox, multiple tabs and pages), listening to music (WMP, Nero), while running an IRC client and reading off PDFs. Sometimes I even have Skype or Ventrilo running at the same time. I have not noticed any lag or slowdown.

Although, when encoding and burning, I generally shut down all background tasks and programs (except virus software). Just to be sure, don't need to make any coasters.

I'm sure if I ever get that 2nd stick of 512 it will be even better.
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Originally Posted by Manco
I thought it would be cool to show off how you put the power of your computer to work particularly if you multitask. We all use them differently so tell us how yours is working with your setup.

I decided to put the Pentium D 955 to work and see what she could do and here is a screen shot of the results. My system is running dual monitors (typing this on the 2nd monitor as this test is running) but took a screen shot of the primary monitor. Herre's what's running:

- 4 copies of Prime95, each on a different CPU affinity
- Suse Linux running on VMWare, performing a compile of the kernel
- Folding@home - still updating the screen regularly
- Browsing the internet, still responsive
- Task Manager to show the CPU load
- Intel Hardware Monitor to show the temps

I am thouroughly impressed with this chip. It is everything I was hoping it to be. I was looking for something that could run multiple OS's at the same time, and do it smoothly and this chip has pulled it off. The only thing I have to compare it too is a Xeon single processor 2.4Ghz system, and a Pentium 8xx 3Ghz Dell and this thing blows both of them away in the multitasking dept., although they are respectable as well.

When I was doing my research, most of the benchmarks were showing how fast something could run various activities, but most of those tests don't tell you how well it's going to run multitasking on a grand scale such as running multiple OS's. BTW, I've had Fedora C4 Linux, Suse Linux, and Windows XP 64 bit running simulteneously withought a problem too. I think the large secondary cache makes a difference for the tests I'm running.

I know you all have killer machines, and would love to hear how they perform the tasks you give it.
You better be.... that is an expensive machine. You have a great rig, save for the 6600. Get a 7900GT(X) and your machine will be a beast.

You multitasking is amazing. How fast are you completing WUs? I finally got a job, and I would buy a 955EE had it not been for the Conroe coming out in July. I am saving all my money for a Conroe/DX10/SLI/Vista/Cryo-Z system.
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I like to play gunz online and music on windows media player , but that's a relatively low load. Other than that, I like to run adobe after effects, the adobe bridge (special affects thing), windows movie maker, windows media player for previewing music to put in my movies, and... usually a few folders opened previewing backrounds (for other special affects stuff). My limitting factor is my ram. I only have a gig of it . I thought that would be enough, but I guess not. I need 2 gigs.Attachment 21912
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