1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Programs used to test stability

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by CStaal, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. CStaal New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    27 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Since I've been out of the game for a long, long time-- I've been wondering what programs you guys use to check for system stability/benchmarking/artifacts?
     
  2. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,494 (1.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Planet Earth.
    Intel burn test , , OCCT , 3dmark11 , Heaven benchmark , furmark .
     
  3. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,563 (1.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    954
    Furmark is useless. Use heaven and crysis benchmark tool on 99 loops for graphics tests. The OCCT gpu tool is also nice but really nothing works as well as crysis for whatever reason.
     
  4. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,573 (2.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    675
    Im pretty partial to Prime95 still for my CPU. I also use Everest (AIDA64) ultimate for benching my RAM.
     
  5. Chevalr1c

    Chevalr1c

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,310 (2.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,491
    Location:
    NL, Europe
    Why is that, do you think?
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,573 (2.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    675
    Try that again. :laugh:
     
  7. j.col70

    j.col70 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    74 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Location:
    Luton, UK
    or you can try Intel Burn test

    but you need to run it properly

    before running, open task manager and see the amount of free ram.

    for example i have 2550mb free ram so in IBT i enter a custom amount of 2500. (just below the free amount)
    then i change the threads from auto to 4 (quad core) or how many cores your cpu has.
    now every run i make i always get around 40-42 gflops. (consistent)

    The following is the estimated GIGAFLOPS for a few chips:

    I would choose 'free' memory as available memory will also make use of cache memory which must be storing data for other applications aswell. Windows may free up some physical memory from the cached memory during testing but not totally and i think the rest will be the virtual memory as a compensation.

    Available = Free + (Cached - Modified)"

    running just free memory will help you get higher gflops, as its just using free ram and not cached ram
    this should also have 4 or 2 cores running at 100% (or how many cores your cpu has)

    this will give you more consistent gflops score, but will also make your temps higher, as more gflops, the more the cpu is stressed.

    i let it run for about 20 mins between each increase in fsb etc...
    and then for at least 1hour at final overclock speed
     
    Brandenburg says thanks.
  8. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,494 (1.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Planet Earth.
    Maybe you can elaborate on this . I do not see this as useless at all . It sure will let you know in a hurry if your GPU is stable and will also show artifacts as well . So I do not see how you come up with it being useless at all . And it also heats the GPU up fast ! So you can see if your cooling is do what you want it to .
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  9. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,678 (2.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,776
    Location:
    Chicago
    Battlefield Bad Company 2.
     
  10. LifeOnMars

    LifeOnMars New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    2,566 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    396
    Location:
    Kettering,Northants. UK
    QFT the game is so sensitive to bad overclocks. A good game for GPU stability is Crysis with the details ramped up.
     
  11. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,678 (2.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,776
    Location:
    Chicago
    Yeah total speculation but I bet it's probably a combo of the CPU physics and the fact it uses multiple cores well.
     
  12. Arctucas

    Arctucas

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,785 (0.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    299
    LinX.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page