If you don't see your
model or non-standard configuration at our site consider getting
hold of MacBench , testing your machine and sending us the
results to incorporate into these pages. You can download
MacBench 5.0 off the net but
will not be able to run the CD ROM tests, Graphics tests or
Video tests unless you get MacBench on CD. To get Ziff-Davis
to send you the CD ROM with MacBench on it fill out this form.
It takes 4 to 6 weeks for Ziff-Davis to get the benchmarking
software to you.
Things To Keep In Mind When Testing
Keep to the base configuration described in the MacBench
documentation (except of course for the hardware or software
enhancements you are testing for, if that is the case).
- Set to System extensions only.
- Turn off Speech Recognition and Networking
- In the memory Control Panel set to defaults
- In the MonitorsControl Panel set Resolution to 640
X 480 and the Amount of Colors to 256.
- Restart Computer and Run MacBench.
This will keep results consistent with one another. For an
animated web page showing how to configure your machine click
- Ideally the hard drive should be defragmented and optimized
- Close all other open applications when running MacBench
- To add the Publishing Disk Mix and Publishing Graphics
Mix tests to the Main Test Suite (which is a good idea)
choose the Edit Current Suite under the Test Suite menu
using the Main Test Suite as a template. Publishing Disk
Mix Test requires 115 MB of free disk space
- To get the most out of test results there should be some
base against which to compare an enhancement. For example
if you have a 7200 with 512 L2 cache it would be nice to
know how a 7200 without L2 cache performs. So perform a
base test first.
- If you send me the results I need a copy of the results
files, not a text file. You will need to Stuff your
MacBench files before sending them.If you don't
they will arrive as text files instead of source files.
- If you don't have a stuffing utility you can get Drop
Stuff at the MacWorld
site The documentation that comes with MacBench is extensive
and thorough. Most questions you have should be readily
answered there. See this shorter description of what MacBench
tests and how.
for online documentation for MacBench 5.0
Mail your results to Don Engstrom firstname.lastname@example.org