How Fast to Start Classic on X?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by maclamb, Feb 1, 2002.

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    maclamb

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    #1
    One way to test/compare speed of your machine might be to see how long classic takes to start from OSX .
    I assume there is a good mix of Harddrive as well as CPU, no?

    Mine:

    Ti667, 1 G RAM, 30G HD
    102.42 seconds (started from system prefs)...

    and yours?
     
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    eyelikeart

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    #2
    not sure if that's accurate...

    I don't think that can be an accurate measurement...

    depending on what speed system u have....
    which OS Classic is....
    which extensions are loaded....

    it can vary quite a bit I'd imagine? :confused:
     
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    Beej

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    #3
    Time: 38 secs
    Started from: Sys prefs
    Extensions: off
    Processor: G4 400
    RAM: 640 MB
    HD: 7220 RPM
    OS X: 10.1.2
    OS 9: 9.2.1

    It's not really a good benchmark at all. But that's what mine does.
     
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    maclamb

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    agreed - not my best idea...:(

    What do you think of time to boot in OSX?
    Time to first display of Desktop?

    Just looking for something we all have that we could test and share - a "universal" benchmark?
     
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    Catfish_Man

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    #5
    A universal benchmark...

    ...is an excellent idea. Perhaps we should measure performance in several categories, then do a weighted average to get a "Total Performance Rating".

    Some obvious benchmarks:

    OpenGL performance: Quake III framerates (average of several resolutions)
    Disk Performance: Copy times for several folder sizes
    Application Start Times: Average of some standard bouncemarks
    Operating System Start Times: Boot times for latest 9.x and 10.x systems
    CD read speed: Copy times from CD Drive to RAM disk
    CD write speed: Copy times from RAM disk to CD Drive
    DVD read speed: same as CD
    DVD write speed: same as CD
    Altivec Performance: ratio of Altivec Fractal Carbon Demo (AFCD) scores with Altivec on and off.
    Non-Altivec Math speed: AFCD w/out Altivec
    Altivec Math speed: AFCD w/ Altivec
    2D performance (Altivec): Photoshop filters
    2D performance (non-Altivec): some non-Altivec accelerated graphics program (the GIMP maybe? It's Linux so it might not use Altivec)
    etc...

    If you wanted a benchmark that didn't include some (like cd-writing for example) you just leave that test out.
     
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    sub 30 sec.

    I use Conflict Catcher (awesome app'!) to control my extensions and created a 'Classic' set.

    I've had several sub. 30 sec. startups on my G4 500 Ti and present G4 550 Ti.
     
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    Hemingray

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    That's an excellent idea, having a Classic Set of extensions! Thank you for that! :)::goes and sees how fast he can make classic boot:::) :D
     
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    Hemingray

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    Wow, really? Mine with extensions off took about 14 secs...

    Processor: G4 400
    RAM: 1024MB
    OS 9: 9.2.2

    Would be much more practical to have extensions on, tho. ;) Unfortunately, this skyrockets the time up to 48 seconds!
     
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    DakotaGuy

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    #9
    G3 400 Mhz 128MB RAM 10GB HD 120 seconds (extensions on)
    49 seconds (restarting w/extensions off)


    G3 600 Mhz 256MB RAM 20GB HD 62 seconds (extensions on)
    12 seconds (restarting w/ extensions off)

    started from the control panel

    They are both configured the exact same way...but I would have to agree that it is not a good test otherwise why is my iBook kicking your TiBook out of here...
     
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    maclamb

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    #10
    Wow - great replies....

    I've been reading that the concensus seems to be that games (quake, etc) are not good measures of mchine speed - too much video chip and that 3D rendering is better.

    Perhaps we coulld down load a demo version of Electric Image for OSX and compare rendering times fo rthe same model?

    :p
     

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