What is your VPC emulated speed?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Over Achiever, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I'm wondering if there is a speed increase from Mac OS 10.1 to 10.2 in terms of VPC preformance. An estimate on this performance is by finding the emulated processor speed. Heres how you find it...

    In the control panel, open system. The "processor" info in the lower right section.

    If that doesn't work, then try this...
    1. Click 'Start Menu' then choose 'run'
    2. Then type 'dxdiag' and press enter.

    That should work as well.

    My 550 MHz AMD Processor on my laptop is only a 347 MHz according to this...so it seems quite accurate. (My laptop is almost as slow as my 200 MHz desktop)

    So...who has the best emulated speed? Please add your computer info as well, and also the os you're using (9.2.2, 10.1.5, 10.2, VPC 4.0, VPC 5.0.4...etc.)
  2. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    I am running V5.0.4 and OSX.2 with Win2K pro and all I get is "ConnectixCPU P6, MMX"

    LOL, I am running the new, unreleased Pentium 6.
  3. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    Don't go telling any PC friends about it, they'll all be jealous, especially when you tell them how fast it spins.

    Seriously though, I believe the Pentium 4 is called the P7 on paper so I'm guessing you're running a virtual Pentium 3. That's not so bad, I think VPC running on my beige G3 is about on a level with a ZX81 although it feels more like an abacus, I suppose I should get VPC 5 with Windows 2000 or XP eventually but I only use it for Kazaa so I can put up with it being sluggish for now.
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    You know there is an Kazaa app for MacOSX. I know it's not a full client but it works great for me.

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