Your computers CPU Speed.. Using SuperPi

By truflip ยท 212 replies
Jul 19, 2005
  1. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    overclocking is pushing certain CPUs or other components (that are capable) beyond their rated specs. It is not recommended for newbies. Overclocking will burn out your CPU or other items like RAM or GPU unless done right and well cooled. IT is NOT a newbie project and I don't ever recommend it all unless you're willing to risk frying your system.

    Even with proper cooling, it usually shortens the life of your components.
  2. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 390

    btw, is your name about a book? cuz i read that book and thought it was AWESOME
  3. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Is this thing still going?
    Mine calculated 2 million in 1.37, with 53 processes running. If I only knew why I had so many, I'd turn them off and try again. 53 seems like a lot, doesn't it? Ah well. Cool program, Truflip :grinthumb
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 390

    hehe, this thread will go on as long as there are ppl participating
    I have 30 processes running (according to task manager)
    53 sounds a bit too much. did you tweak ur windows?
    I turned off a lot of services that I dont use or need so that dropped my running processes by a lot.

    Thank you for your post.
    I see that you have an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz .... (2 CPUs)
    is this dual core or you have two physical CPUs?
  5. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    I really don't know, I just copied it off system information. I know they're selling dimension 5150's with a dual core processor now, but I didn't think mine had one... I'm going to be opening this thing up today(new graphics card) so I'll let you know, I'm kinda interested myself. :suspiciou
    EDIT: just looked in task manager, I have 50 processes running at the moment, 6 or 7 of them seem to be svchost.exe
  6. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 390

    yea i have 4 svchosts. some of them come from services found in services.msc google for 'service tweaks' to reduce ur running processes and increase performance (not guaranteed)

    you prolly have dual core, not two CPUs then if you have one of those dells. :p have fun with yur new vid card :D
  7. zorg

    zorg TS Rookie

    01m 42s :>

    On a P4 D. 2.8GHz (it apparently only uses 1 core so)
    1GB ram
    45 Processes

    and on my pc at home:

    01m 31s
    P4 3.2GHz
    2GB ram
    28 Processes
  8. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    yes, 53 and even 40 processes is too many. most of them is just crap that starts up with the computer that there is no need for.

    It is normal for multiple SVC hosts to be running at the same time.

    You should tweak your system, when i have nothing open, I only have 17 processes running. most people will have more, but anything above 25 is too much IMO. programs do not need to start with the OS, they will open when you click them.

    BTW, tweaking doesn't mean simply turning things off in task manager, it means disabling them from starting up automatically with the computer. this can be done by typing MSCONFIG in start > run and selecting startup tab. but that will only give you a few programs to select from.

    a better way (besides editing the registry itself) is to right mouse click "my computer" and select "manage, expand "services and applications, click "services". you can then see what you don't need to start automatically and set them to "manual", if you don't want them to ever run (useful for some things such as messenger, which is used by companies to spam you), selct disable.
  9. dave11674

    dave11674 TS Rookie


    AMD64 4000+
    4gb ddr400

  10. Frostyr0d

    Frostyr0d TS Rookie Posts: 91

    1m 46s

    54 Processes running.

    AMD athlon X2 3800+ @ 2 GHz
    1024MB DDR-SDRAM PC 3200
  11. kohaar

    kohaar TS Rookie

    SuperPI 2M: 1min:13sec

    61 proc running (going to lower that a lot :) )

    2.0GHZ Core Duo
    2GB Ram
  12. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    21 processes

    1 minute and 45 seconds

    Amd Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
    2 x 512 corsair ram
  13. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 200

    1m 45s
    53 processes
    listening to itunes and surfing this website.

    amd 3500
    4x 512 corsair ram
  14. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    kohaar can u back that up with a screen pls that looks awfully much for a X2 2ghz AMD. (i oc'ed mine to 2700 and got only 1:20),3500+ single core.
  15. kohaar

    kohaar TS Rookie

    It's the Intel Core Duo processor in my Acer 8204.
  16. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    kohaar, why do you have so many processes running???

    i don't think i could have 61 processes running even if i tired.. lol :D

    I get mad if any more than 20 are running... lol :)
  17. kohaar

    kohaar TS Rookie

    Hehe. Good question. Got it down to 54, but thats still a lot.

    My logitech driver uses 4 services. My wlan uses 5 services, smart card 1, AVG virusscan 3, firewall 2 ect.
  18. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    gues i owe my apollogise for not beliveing u :)..sorry kohaar i thought it was amd.
  19. kohaar

    kohaar TS Rookie

    No probs. Just happy to help. ;-)
  20. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

  21. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 390

    thats very nice kohaar.. very nice. how does the lappy/CPU perform in real world apps? games and movie encoding (i kno encoding movies make CPU's beg for mercy lol) it must be like paradise having that CPU =P
  22. dado023

    dado023 TS Rookie

    1mil: 32s
    2mil: 1m21s

    ram 2x512mb@578cl2.5

    45 processes
  23. dado023

    dado023 TS Rookie

    oced mem with 1mhz increase

    2mil: 1m14s

    44 processes
    ram 2x512mb@580cl2.5
  24. kohaar

    kohaar TS Rookie

    It sure is :)

    I haven't tried encoding movies, but I would not believe it to be a problem. I have made two examples for you:

    2xSuperPi running at the same time

    3D app and SuperPi running at the same time

    All 3D apps without a framerate limiter on will eat all your cpu power, but as you can see, I still get a decent superpi score...

    edit: Example of one 3D app running

    edit2: Hehe. Just ran Oblivion in a 800x600 window while doing SuperPi. 1:24
  25. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I got 2mins 39seconds with a P4 Northwood 2.26 @2.72 with 1024 MB RAM and 576 MB free with 49 processes. Also i am going to try 32M overnight lol... anyone else wanna try 32M?
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