Re: 3d Mark 2005?
no thats not how this thing works.
What it does is when you open the program and click run test, it runs the test all by itself using animations in the program. The program runs several tests and gives you a score. Just download it and click run test and youll see what i mean.
as for background programs, just make sure your not listening to music, downloading a file, running anyother programs, etc. etc.
If you want to see howm many fps your getting while running a game, the download fraps. It tells you how much fps your getting while runnign the program. It will also let you take screenshots and movie clips and stuff. A really cool program.