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    I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Some of you might have seen this before, but it makes CPU a fair bit hotter than prime/orthos... Its based on Intel's Linpack...

    This will get your CPU hotter than its ever been before!

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=197835

    Comes in 64bit flavour too



    For comparison, prime small fft gets the cores to 57-59C!!!

    EDIT: forgot to mention. For stability testing you need to run multiple trials (5 should be sufficient) and all the residual values should be the same.
    Last edited by SiM; 30-11-2008 at 11:48 PM.

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    8GB memory?
    i thought you had 4?

    so what you're saying is that it makes your CPU 12'C hotter than Orthos? :O

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Yeh 12C hotter. Its a much better stability tool than prime/orthos. I would guess that 1 hour of running this is equivalent of many hours of running prime/orthos in stableness. Give it a go matty, would be interesting to see some more results...

    From the author of this app:
    10 hrs Prime95 stable = failed Linpack in 2 minutes

    I have 4GB OCZ platinums and 4GB OCZ reapers... updated my profile now

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    What do you use to get the temperature readings SiM?

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    whenever i run it, i set it to run at stress type 3, 100 times, and it'll stress the CPU then have a short break, then stress again..
    i'll try it again later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    What do you use to get the temperature readings SiM?
    Everest.

    EDIT: tried it again


    that's with stock voltage after about 3 minutes, it stresses the CPU a hell of a lot more than Orthos or Prime!

    good find SiM
    Last edited by matty-hodgson; 01-12-2008 at 12:37 AM.

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    I thought everyone knew about this

    Brilliant for stability testing. Much better than Prime
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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    whenever i run it, i set it to run at stress type 3, 100 times, and it'll stress the CPU then have a short break, then stress again..
    Its supposed to do that. It checks some heavy computational maths stuff, multiple times with a pause between each run. The final number it computes should be the same every time. Don't do it 100 times!!! That will take ages to finish. 5-10 is sufficient.
    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    What do you use to get the temperature readings SiM?
    Yup, the temp tool is everest
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    I thought everyone knew about this

    Brilliant for stability testing. Much better than Prime
    Its been around for quite a while, but I haven't seen it mentioned here before...

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Its supposed to do that. It checks some heavy computational maths stuff, again and again. The final number it computes should be the same every time. Don't do it 100 times!!! That will take ages to finish. 5-10 is sufficient.
    it seems to do it much much more often if you give it less memory to play with.. so the more memory you let it have, the better

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    ok, how long does it take to do 5 tests?

    sitting at between 60 and 64degC per core right now after about 5 min

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Not sure, my guess would be 30 to 45 mins. I left the room when I ran it... came back later and it was done...

    Matty: More memory is better for testing the whole system. Less memory focuses the test more on the CPU.

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    well thats been about 10min now, and it isn't going past 65degC on any core

    not bad if you ask me.

    *edit*: Normal operating temperature is about 40degC for me.

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    it only goes up to 50% for me



    option 1 then test 5 times right?

    prime sticks to 100%, i think it might be to do with hyperthreading..

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    Re: I found a new CPU stress test tool, IntelBurnTest

    Yeh switch hyper treading off and try... or manually assign it to 4 physical cores and not just 4 logical cores...

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