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The ultimate stress testing program

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  1. rakee18 New Member

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    IntelBurnTest v1.2
    by AgentGOD
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    Homepage: www.ultimate-filez.com

    Description:
    Linpack by Intel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will
    put even the most powerful X86/X64 CPU in the world at its knees. Load temp
    under Linpack will be up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95.
    This program will make usage of Linpack easier and more practical.

    Benefits of using Linpack:
    1. More accurate than Prime95 Small FFTs/Blend.
    2. Takes less time to tell if your CPU/RAM is unstable than Prime95 (usually
    something like 8 minutes Linpack vs 40 hours under Prime95).
    3. Use the same stress-testing engine that Intel uses to test their products
    before they are packed and put on shelves for sale.

    Benefits of using IntelBurnTest:
    1. Simplifies usage of Linpack.
    2. Direct output of results to the screen.
    3. Simplifies the process of selecting a test size to use.
    4. Better appearance.

    How to test CPU and RAM stability (summarized):
    1. It is best to use a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit mode for the most accurate
    test result.
    2. Use the most available RAM possible (IntelBurnTest can now do this on
    its own automatically). The more memory it uses, the more accurate.
    3. Select the run # (should use at least 5).
    4. Start running. Output should look something like this:
    Size LDA Align. Time(s) GFlops Residual Residual(norm)
    10000 10000 4 15.979 41.7337 1.012665e-010 3.570760e-002
    10000 10000 4 15.119 44.1087 1.012665e-010 3.570760e-002
    10000 10000 4 15.216 43.8254 1.012665e-010 3.570760e-002
    NOTE: Depending on the memory size selected, the testing size will be
    different, so the Residual(norm) values will not be the same if you
    ran this test each time with different amounts of memory selected.
    5. Above indicates that the test ran fine so far without instability, but
    below indicates instability (the Residual(norm) values aren't the same
    throughout running the test):
    Size LDA Align. Time(s) GFlops Residual Residual(norm)
    10000 10000 4 15.245 43.7434 1.525878e-005 5.380399e+003
    10000 10000 4 15.250 43.7303 2.460366e-010 8.675501e-002
    10000 10000 4 15.162 43.9816 1.012665e-010 3.570760e-002
    NOTE: Instability doesn't necessarily have to happen at the beginning, it
    can happen in the middle, or at the end. It could be just ONE of
    them that is inconsistent, but that DOES indicate instability. It is
    highly recommended to use the most free memory possible for the most
    accurate, and quick test. BSOD or freezing are signs of instability
    as well.


    Credits:
    --------
    AgentGOD - Coding this program, duh :)
    Cronos (from XS) - for the original the memory size equation
    WoZZeR999 (from XS) - memory size suggestion
    krille (from XS) - for the constructive criticisms
    Intel - for Linpack and a Core 2(tm) Quad processor ;)

    IntelBurnTest, Copyright © 2008 Ultimate-Filez. Linpack, Copyright © Intel(R) Corporation.


    Download
    http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip

    My cpu reached 72c in 3 second omfg!
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  2. OzzmanFloyd120

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    I'm not downloading it without knowing what it is first, I'm not that dumb. But if your CPU got that hot there's something seriously wrong. 72*C is burnout range for most any CPU.
  3. rakee18 New Member

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    After running Prime for 12 hrs my cpus maximum temp was only 62c. You dont have to download that, google "Intel burn in test"
  4. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    That is insane. Prime 95 already generates way more heat than any normal application will ever manage. What is the point of going 22*C over Prime 95? I do like that it takes much less time than Prime.
  5. rakee18 New Member

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    Try it this is insane:eek:
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Not a chance, no way am I gonna fry my chip for no reason at all. What is the point of that much heat?
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    Works O.K.
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    works fine for me too, and many many others at ocUK.

    its far easier to use this than prime95 as its so quick. i was 12 hours stable but ITB failed, a bit more vcore and it passes now.
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    sounds extreme
  10. Paulieg

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    No it's not. Even the wolfie 45nm tjunction is 100c. You will not burn your chip at this temp. You just wouldn't want to run it for prolonged periods.
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    It is lol, heated my CPU to 74c! ~10 more than Orthos. Needless to say, my CPU failed 4/5 tests. My CPU even fails after a few mins of Orthos, but it's stable for everything else I use it for so meh.
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    It's just quicker, instead of running prime for 12 hours run this for 1.
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    I've had Linpack for a while...I've found many don't trust it due to inconsistency, where one run you may fail a test, nothing changed, the next run it may pass...it's not bad, I've tried it a few times..

    It's been out for quite a while tho, at least the version I have...I still personally use Orthos/Prime 95 for my stress needs...I'd rather have a test run for a few hours simulationg prolonged load than something that generates more heat.. If my CPU is stable for even a few hours on Prime/Orthos, it should be pretty damn stable for as long as I can stand to game in one session...and the next test I run is always going, CPU SMP Folding.

    :toast:
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    The download is not working for me :(
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    sounds kinda cool(i mean hot lol) if i get a C2D i will give it a try when i overclock it
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Well this is taking my CPU up about 10*C higher than any other stress test I use. Could be quiet handy for checking OCing. if it only takes about 10mins to do the tests. i hate waiting for stress tests. I usually only do OCCT on Auto (1 hour).

    What is it doing to the CPU to make it run 10*C hotter. i though 100% load was 100% load!!! :confused:

    Its running in the background now. There is no progress thing. How do I know how long I have left? i set it to run max stress 5 times. (recommended settings)
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    haha, i passed 1 out of 5 tests. :shadedshu Gonna drop my OC back to were I know it was properly stable (3.2Ghz) and run it again.

    Is it just me or does the prog set out to make your PC unstable?

    I want to see someone run this on a stock clock PC, and see what the results are. Provided cooling is adequate there should be no fails. if there are, then this software aint much use apart from heating your room, IMHO. :ohwell:
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    Yay! mine passed! :rockout: Got fooking hot tho! 71c is the hottest i've ever seen this chip get!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
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    mine passed this time! yay! 5 of 5 passed! :D

    now to update my sys specs. That gonna stay my 24/7 OC from now on.
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    Holy crap! I passed at 4.2ghz, but damn 74c!!!!!

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