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Windows 7: Stress Tests?

20 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 
Stress Tests?

Hey, do Stress Tests really work???

What is the deal with Prime95???

Any decent Ram tests????


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20 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmw020 View Post
Hey, do Stress Tests really work???

What is the deal with Prime95???

Any decent Ram tests????

They work, prime95 stresses CPU, and the best ram test is memtestx86.



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20 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

They work hand in hand to assure the best oc'ed and stable perfomance

basicly to see if your pc lives up to what you want to do with it
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Please give me a link to a reliable Ram tester so i can see if one is failing. Thanks.
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20 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is windows 7 forum, i have never been let down yet lol.
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20 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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20 Nov 2010   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Memtest and Prime are very good tools to get your stable. However, nothing beats Linpack.

Here Intel® Math Kernel Library
or here http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip
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20 Nov 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmw020 View Post
Hey, do Stress Tests really work???
Yes!!!!!!

Quote:
What is the deal with Prime95???
The deal is that is stresses your CPU, RAM or a combination of both. By placing high artifical loads on your system it attempts to uncover any weaknesses such as insufficent voltages or incorrect RAM settings!!!!

Quote:
Any decent Ram tests????
Memtest86!!!!


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20 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Cheers, i am away to check it.
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20 Nov 2010   #10

 
 

Memtest ideally needs 6-8 passes. The more the better. 1 - 2 passes is insufficent, unless it errors out straight away. It's slow and is best to let run overnight.

P95 small FFTS mainly test your CPU Any errors, crashes here are usually due to insifficent vcore (CPU volts)

Large FFTS mainly test RAM. Any errors, crashes here are usually RAM related.

Blend (Torture Test) tests both CPU and RAM. When running Blend, you should select 'round of error checking' in the Advanced menu.

P95 ideally needs to be run 8-12hrs. Just like memtest, 1 - 2 hours is insufficient.

For both tests, only go for the 'long runs' when it has already passed the 1hr / 1 pass mark. If either test gives errors etc early on, stop and adjust. No point in a 'long run' when an error has already shown up.

Keep an eye on your temps when running p95. If it causes the temps to spike too high, stop the test. Very high temps + extended run = not good for components.
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