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Software That Slows Down Your Mac

The graphs below show the performance toll that certain software causes. Navigator Gold 3.0 appears to cause a overall diminished performance when it is an active background application. It appears that the performance loss experienced with Speech Recognition active can be recouped by putting it into standby mode (tests showed that having SR set to respond only when a key is pressed did not recoup this speed hit). Test were performed on a Performa 6300. Testing was done using MacBench 3.0. MacBench profiles popular software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Word 6.0 and QuarkXpress among a variety of others and applies these profiles to the various subsystems being tested. See this description of what MacBench tests and how. Longer bars equals faster performance.

Software That Slows Down Your System

*If you know of other software that takes a toll on performance let me know*

CheckTicks data showing the slow down caused by individual loaded extensions in ticks per 10,000 calls to NextEvent