Having the CPU on 5 plus hours working in CS2 and Premiere I ran the test twice (both times with only CS2 open - bridge closed)
1st - 3.25
2nd - 3.20
Then I did a cold reboot and redid the test 2 more times (both times with only CS2 open - bridge closed).
1st - 3.45
2nd - 3.28
Homemade box a couple of years old P4 3.2 with 2 gig 3200 DDR on an intel board and XP Pro.
C drive only programs 60 GBs with (35 GBs free)
G 120GB WD 7200 drive mainly used for data storage before burning (25GB free)
Q 160GB SATA 7200 drive used for photo/video editing & swap (40GB free)
W 160GB SATA 7200 drive used for photo/video editing & swap (55GB free)
CS2 setup up RAM 65% usage and swap drives W, Q, G.
Next time I defrag I'll run the tests again and make some additional room avail on the HD's.
I'm not sure if this makes a difference but the original file (test image.jpg), I Downloaded to and opened up from "My Documents" on the C Drive. I usually work on opened files from my "W" Drive. Later I do it again from the working off "W" drive.
Redid the test this time opening the "test image.jpg" from the "W" drive - 3.45