It surprises me that people can't get the bench to run.
Last night, I tried it on my wife's computer, to see if the graphics card did well enough to justify sending it to Mikhalia for his SO's comp. I didn't think it would do very well, it has an Athlon X2, 2gb of DDR2 ram, a cheap Gigabyte board, and a 8800 GTS. To our surprise, it scored 2500ish on low, 1700 on high.
I couldn't get it to run at first, but then I installed this
and it ran fine then.