Motherboard Benchmark Results
My results were achieved with absolutely no overclocking used on either the processor or memory. I don't really have anything against overclocking, but see Build A Computer Like My Super PC - Overclocking for more information.
On the other hand, I did tweak the BIOS settings to give myself every performance advantage I could. For detailed information on what values I use for my BIOS settings and what each setting means, check out Build A Computer Like My Super PC - BIOS Settings.
Note the following diagrams include not only the results determined for My Super PC, but also base measurements for similar configurations for comparison. The SiSoft Sandra benchmarks provides a good test since they can verify the computer is performing within expectations. It also serves to provide a lightweight stress test.
There are four tests I chose to run. Since the last one benchmarks the hard drive, disable GoBack before running this test to ensure it's out of the way. Also, run the Disk Defragmenter and Defrag the hard drive before running the hard drive test to optimize results.
Here are the results of the processor test with the AMD Athlon XP 1800+. Right on target with expectations! Look at how the AMD Athlon XP 1800+ processor is nip and tuck with the Intel Pentium 4 running at 2.0GHz!
Here are the results of the memory test with the the Crucial PC2100 memory. Great! Looks like the BIOS tweaks are helping to edge out the "typical" expectations. And these numbers are substantially better than what you would get if you went with the BIOS "Failsafe Default" values!
And to round out the "raw" motherboard performance benchmarks in SiSoft Sandra, let's take a look at the CPU Multi-Media Benchmark. Another bulls-eye!
Here are the results of the hard drive test with the the IBM 120GXP 80GB hard drive. Wow! Much better than the typical 7200rpm hard drive!
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