Prime95 CPU Stress Testing - Discussion


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Ross

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Great app this.. A must for overclockers or testing new systems!
 

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Quite useful when troubleshooting BSOD problems.
 

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Quite useful when troubleshooting BSOD problems.
That's what sparked this article off as it happens :). I'm going to try and get a few other basic guides for some tools online in the next week or so (Memtest and so on), so it would be great if you could link to those articles if it crops up at any point in BSOD analysis threads on here :D.
 

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Memtest86 can identify RAM problems, be it physical defect or due to wrong bios settings, must be run overnight and sometimes for individual sticks seperately, for errors to show up. Well detailed here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html

Home page:

www.memtest.org


other RAM testing methods:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/memorytest.htm




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Prime95 - CPU stress test:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100352-cpu-stress-test-prime95.html

http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/prime95.html

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Furmark - video card stress test:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/100356-video-card-stress-test-furmark.html

http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/


Video Memory Stress Test:

http://majorgeeks.com/Video_Memory_Stress_Test__d5896.html



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Hard drive diagnostics:

http://hddscan.com/ (S.M.A.R.T.) (see if it shows too many yellow or some red mark warnings after SMART analysis)

http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (this is a thorough approach by MVP usasma)



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Chkdsk to detect and fix errors in the file system on the entire hard drive or on a seperate partition only:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1583&page=5

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html
 
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Hehe, sorry what I meant was, if you need to provide someone with a link to Prime95, etc... in the BSOD section here, could you link to the Prime95 article on here.

A big thanks for those links above though, as it gives me some good application ideas to create articles for :D.
 
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Hehe, sorry what I meant was, if you need to provide someone with a link to Prime95, etc... in the BSOD section here, could you link to the Prime95 article on here.
Sure, that's as I took it. But besides the CPU test (excellent job you did on this article) we also need those other tools I linked to. To suggest we should cover them as well. :)
 

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Thanks, I'll get to work on those :).
 

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As an aside, Folding @ Home is a very good stresser as well. :D

A lot of OCer's dont like to stress test with it because of the possibility of losing a work unit.
 

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I think at least another 6 months is in order. ;) Just to make sure.

I may need some advice later tonight or tomorrow on something Santa is bringing today.:D. But I'll try to muddle through it first.

FBF
 
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