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Reading many of the posts, it's great to see this number, but what does it mean?
My own issue is a very slowly performing system. I think it may be the hard drive encryptions software (it's a corporate laptop) but it's hard for me to be sure which is why I ran the benchmark.

1) The first surprise for me is that it says that I have a "Pentium II" -- is that the same thing as a core i5 M520?

2) Why is this blasted computer so slow? It isn't that old. But I can't read the test core. Is 102537708 a bad score for floating point operations or a good one? Does a drive write speed of 31MB/s confirm my suspicion of this hard drive encryption software or not? Is RAM write speed of 6GB/s good for 3GB of RAM or bad?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,

10/25/2011 9:30:51 AM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Intel Pentium II @ 2394 MHz
Graphics Card: ConfigMgr Remote Control Driver

2996 MB System RAM (Score: 105)
- RAM Speed: 5958 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 384)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 102537708
- Integer Operations/Second: 306258592
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 867758

Graphics Tests (Score: 28)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 99

Hardware Tests (Score: 17)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 298 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 31 MB/s

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Yes, your Pentium II reading is wrong. Please see this for a fix:

Your scores seem okay. What specific tasks are slow? Is it disk intensive tasks like opening programs, reading/saving files, etc., or is it actually using the programs that seems slow?

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Using programs seems ok. It's more of opening programs that is so slow. Does the memory/disk score reflect that at all?

Thanks for your attention.

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I'm not sure if NovaBench is able to reflect that. 30mb/s isn't bad for a laptop HDD, but from what I've read you could be getting a 20%+ performance dock from the disk encryption.

Upgrading to a solid state drive would make the read/write times much faster, but it depends if that's an option for you.

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I just Benchmarked my system and don't know what it really means. Can anybody explain it to me?

Verified NovaBench Score: 167

11/17/2011 8:54:13 PM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz @ 2992 MHz
Graphics Card: IntelĀ® 82865G Graphics Controller

1007 MB System RAM (Score: 76)
- RAM Speed: 1142 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 85)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 26837250
- Integer Operations/Second: 52283760
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 210350

Graphics Tests (Score: 0)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 0

Hardware Tests (Score: 6)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 149 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 9 MB/s

Edited by Popeye238

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The best way to compare your score is to submit it to the database. Your score is a bit low though. Definitely won't be able to run modern games on it, but it's probably ok for web browsing and word processing.

If you find it a bit too sluggish though, I would recommend getting a new computer rather than upgrading individual components. It would be cheaper, as older parts can be a bit expensive.

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