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Endurance test: Windows stays up for 45 days while being thrashed

Discussion in 'General Software' started by qubit, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    This also says something about the stability of the hardware. :cool:

    Wiping the smug smile of Mac user's faces, muhahaha!!! :laugh: :toast: (don't take this too seriously, people)

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    That's a real CO2 factory
     
  3. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    How is the VRM section of the GD70 doing? Bet that shortened their lifespan quite a bit.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I have had my old X3430 crunching 100% load over 45 days but never tried to use it during the process so really do not know how well it would have taken being poked at HAHHA
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    OMG!!! That is just amazing!! too bad no temps. Take that Apple users!
     
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    That is remarkable. I don't let the computer sit that long while operational, most of the time it's on stand-by.
     
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    so what happens on the next days? i guess the hardware plays significant role too. try it on stock cooling i hope it aint blowing up :toast:
     
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    i don't find this anything special, i've been running single core crunching f@h 24/7 and random gaming/surfing/music production (synthesizers can eat up the cpu easily) for over a month regularly and performance stayed pretty much the same.

    sure, fresh boot would be a bit snappier but there was never any significant difference.
     
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    Except for one power cut I think my W3670/UD7 @ 4.125 GHz have run for at least the past ½ year @ 100 % CPU load. OK, I never touch it for other then temperature checks.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I remember bragging about this stuff in the early 2000's. Pretty darn uniteresting these days.
     
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    After reading the source, I'd hardly call it a success. :/
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    My server has been doing that for the last 5 years. The only reason it restarts is to update Windows (it's an FTP and HTTP server among other things so I make sure to keep it current). Hell, my server is rather ordinary too. Most Windows systems that aren't broken will last months without restarting.
     
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    It seems that memory leaks are quite a problem, aren't they? What the writer should have said is whether the reboot actually fixed it, or if Windows was still sick after that.
     
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    Heh, I very rarely reboot my computer and it's always running WCG. No idea how long is the longest period of time without a reboot has been, but I'm sure there has been atleast one time my computer has ran atleast 2 months without a reboot while crunching.
     
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    my system on average goes 2 months between restarts so roughly 60 days uptime getting regular every day usage. While entertaining that his rig lasted 45 days under that kind of load, I can easily say any windows rig under regular use can go months upon months without needing a restart, I think the longest up time ive seen was on a render farm that ran for 7 months when i was in college never shutting down or restarting once. It all comes down to the end user, if you thrash the hardware, and uninstall reinstall 50 apps a day it will crash eventually. That said any intelligent user here on TPU would have no issues going multiple months without a restart.
     
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    nice news qubit, but nothing new. A well build and cared for Windows system is unbeatable (since Win98SE, lol)

    Off topic: I do not use to install shareware etc., but yesterday I did visit and use CNET. Way to go, devs...
     
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    Sure, I know. You'll notice it's not in the news section though. ;) It just made for an interesting article on one person's experience of trying this.
     
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    Special mention to the power supply. :rockout:
     
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    Yes, it's a top of the range one, so good thing it did, lol.
     
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