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Author Topic: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?  (Read 2970 times)

sajman99

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Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« on: July 26, 2010, 03:40:19 PM »
I found this little free and portable benchmark tool named QwikMark. If there are any benchmarkers smaller than this little sucker, I've not seen 'em.
http://www.vtaskstud...om/support.php#tools

Even though I have a reasonably decent computer, I like small (and hopefully portable) system tools like QwikMark. If you know of any, please post 'em.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 05:01:14 PM by sajman99 »

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 03:41:53 PM »
Do you know if it runs OK on Windows 7?

Thanks!

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 09:01:56 PM »
the link seems to be dead. i get a "400 Bad Request" reply.. :(


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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 09:15:03 PM »
No, it's not dead at all. I got there right before my last post and again just now. Maybe something on your machine is blocking that URL?

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 09:26:31 PM »
... Maybe something on your machine is blocking that URL?

it seems to be the other way around.. :-\

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 09:34:28 PM »
Try another browser just for the fun of it. I am getting there with Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, all latest builds.

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 09:38:31 PM »
lanux, you might want to disable IE's "Show Friendly HTTP Errors" option and find the actual sub-status error. That will shed some more light on why the error is occurring. Your error says that IE CAN reach the website but doesn’t have permission to view it.

Are you using an alternate DNS server?

Thank you.

Jim
« Last Edit: August 01, 2010, 09:40:31 PM by J-Mac »

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 05:27:23 AM »
i tried all the browsers i have, Firefox, IE, Maxthon, K-Meleon, Iron but no dice.. i'm using OpenDNS, do you think that would be the problem?

anyway, i'd just connect via a proxy, might have a better chance. :)

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 08:43:55 AM »
It's not a DNS issue, this works fine and gives the http://67.20.84.81 address, which is not accessible either. It might be accessible from within the US solely. Tried from within Slovakia and Czech Republic, both with "400 Bad Request" response. It's accessible via the http://www.hidemyass.com/ proxy, though.

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 11:37:44 AM »
Weird! Something is blocking you folks. The site is up; no doubt about that. But something is blocking the site for certain people or geographic areas. I haven't come across that before.

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 12:43:47 PM »
Yeah, that's really weird--the provided link works fine here with multiple browsers. No idea what the issue could be.

J-Mac, QwikMark is supposed to work with everything from Windows 95 through Windows 7 64 bit. I found this author's comment which indicates it even works on SSDs & USB flash drives.

On my three year old dual core system I'm getting: CPU FLOPS- 16 Gigaflops; Disk Transfer- 98MB/second.

I didn't feel too bad until I saw the Core 7 i920 4-core's 72 Gigaflops benchmark.  :o (mentioned in the Download Squad author's comment)

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Re: Is QwikMark the smallest benchmark tool?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 03:16:55 PM »


J-Mac, QwikMark is supposed to work with everything from Windows 95 through Windows 7 64 bit. I found this author's comment which indicates it even works on SSDs & USB flash drives.

On my three year old dual core system I'm getting: CPU FLOPS- 16 Gigaflops; Disk Transfer- 98MB/second.

Regards.

Great! Thanks sajman99!

Jim