Is something wrong with my iMac G5? Or am I doing something wrong?

shuurajou

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Jan 25, 2005
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Bristol, England.

jsw

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Go to "apple menu->System Preferences...->Energy Saver->Options", set the processor speed to "highest", and rerun; I'd be interested in the difference. Your CPU is testing way too slow.
 

shuurajou

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jsw said:
Go to "apple menu->System Preferences...->Energy Saver->Options", set the processor speed to "highest", and rerun; I'd be interested in the difference. Your CPU is testing way too slow.
Alright, made a new benchmark (thanks for the tip), didn't restart or do anything special to enhance it at all.

http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/merge.xhtml?doc2=93926

What do you think now? That seems much better and the system feels much faster.
 

jsw

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Much better! For whatever reason, G5's have enormous performance improvements with that setting - but it will generate more heat/use more power, so your fans may come on more often.
 

shuurajou

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jsw said:
Much better! For whatever reason, G5's have enormous performance improvements with that setting - but it will generate more heat/use more power, so your fans may come on more often.
Wow! It feels like my Mac just got turned into a McLaren F1 after living it's life as a Volvo for a few years lol.

The fans don't bother me as my iMac is living next to a wind tunnel of a PC anyway :).
 

bellis1

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Funny.

I had a score of 113 when I tried it last night. This morning I found I had it also set on automatic. Now it jumped up to 154.53. Sweet. Wish I knew what that meant.

EDIT: Whoooah Nelly. There really is a noticeable difference. She's quite a bit more zippy even when just opening and closing programs. Now I gotta try photoshop and some other things.
 
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