Unreliable results

Skip this diagnostic tool for one that produces better results.

This free diagnostic program tests your processor speed, but the unreliable readings and error messages left a lot to be desired.

MSC CPU Benchmark 2008's user interface displays a graph that appears to display your CPU usage, along with your system's processor, model, type, and the availability of physical and virtual RAM. There are options along the left side of the interface for testing your processor speed, configuring the settings, and showing past and present test results. The program doesn't include any kind of temperature gauge commonly found in similar tools. From the Configurations menu, you can opt to show any warnings and important messages, as well as save any reports and optimize your processor speed. But each option that we selected produced an error message. Besides the error message, nothing happened when the Start Test button was selected, and the results were the same each time we checked.

The program offers a link to the publisher's site for help, but the support and online forums were unavailable when we paid them a visit. If you want a reliable CPU tool, we recommend you keep looking for one with better results.

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