If you wouldn't mind for curiousity's sake, please download and run this test to see how well your computer performs on a variety of tasks: http://video.cloudfr...CSuite2007.zip.
I recently overclocked my CPU to 4.5 GHz, and noticed my "Multitasking" score went down, but my other two scores went up. Hyperthreading would probably have helped a fair bit.
Image editing (1932);
Video Encoding (3459);
Note: this is a fairly large file (338 MB), so alternatively you could download RealTemp here. Once you bring up RealTemp (it may take the form of numbers on lower right task bar, just right click and hit "Restore"), press the XS Bench at the bottom.
If on a laptop in particular, make sure it is on a desk, not carpet, so it stays cooler.
My RealTemp score is: 1842, in 7.942 seconds - the "high score" isn't the greatest, but it is 2308, in 6.338 seconds (at 5.7 GHz on a different processor).
Laptop score = 1097, in 13.340 seconds.
Hardware: Intel i5 2500k 4.5 GHz
Laptop: Intel i5-460 M (Turbo to 2.8 GHz)
This post has been edited by cdrinkh20: 18 September 2011 - 02:19 PM