to the Tests
To utilise SMP, Windows 2000 RC1 Server Build 2072
was installed. I must say Windows 2000 is quite good
now, and everything installed rather smoothly. Dual
CPU was detected immediately. However, there are still
no ATA-66 drivers for W2K, so I am denied the chance
to see the full speed of my ATA-66 drive.
Windows 2000 Task
Manager showing system load of two processors
The first application I fired up was Photoshop 5.02.
Photoshop is one of the programs able to utilize SMP.
Notice how the 2nd CPU kicks in while performing some
filters I applied on a 50 MB .PSD file.
is one of my favourite programs and it is one of those
that appreciates the presence of a second processor.
RC5 churning away on
rate at which this dual SMP system churn out RC5 blocks
impressed me greatly. Woohoos!