Can't access 3DMark11, PCMark Vantage, 3DMark 06, Cinebench and CrystalDiskMark - what benchmarks should I use?
I'm in a similar situation to the OP except my system is an old one.
I have a virtually-brand-new Vista install (don't ask) and I'd like to benchmark it before it enters regular use. But what programs to benchmark it with? I found <a
href="https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/after#wiki_benchmarks "> some recommendations</a> but the sites for 3DMark11, PCMark Vantage, 3DMark 06, Cinebench and CrystalDiskMark are all inaccessible to me. HD Tune has a lot of
limitations on what it can do, Unigine got flagged as "reported as unsafe" (!!) when I downloaded it and ATTO plain doesn't do anything when I execute it.
I'm scratching my head as to where to go from here. Am I the only one who can't access those websites? Is the Unigine Superposition thing a mistake? Is there a reason ATTO isn't working? Are there other benchmarking programs out there I should be using instead? I'm not into this for the bragging rights or gaming, I just want performance baseline I can refer to later should I need to.
Update: I just discovered WinSAT. Maybe this is all I need for basic benchmarks? What do you guys think?