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I used to stress test my i7 7700k with the x264 tool...

Now I've got a i7 9700k to test and cannot find that tool. I find that prime 95 is a bit too intense and doesn't represent the kind of load the CPU will be under.

What do you guys use for stress testing CPUs nowadays?
 

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AIDA64 is pretty typical.
 
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you won't believe this but I coded my own CPU stress test utility several years ago, because I never found an appropiate test soft for what I wanted.
 
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This is quite good, as you can set how many cores you want to test and you can stress other aspects of the system than just the CPU.
 
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Aida64 is ok and I like CPU-Z benchmark and stress test, like to have it aside while I monitor the temps or fan speeds in Coretemp or Speed Fan.
 
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Prime95 is pretty much the definition of a stresstest. If you feel it is too heavy, turn off AVX2.
 
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It is to heavy IMHO, I rather use a new title game to see what my temps do...
 
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Battlefield 5 is probably the best bet for CPU-heavy testing in an actual game.
 
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Rage 2 also not bad, especially in a fire fight !
 
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How about the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility?
 

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I just downloaded this & when i go to install, windows 10 protection cuts in. I'm pretty sure it is safe but why don't someone fix this.

As for stress testing a CPU, it must generate as much errors as possible. Prime95 so-far is the only program that does this & meet my needs, but i'm willing to try other programs.
 
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Aida64 or realbench.

If p95 is overkill to the op, why suggest that linpack extreme thing here which lights up the cpu even more? Linpack is ridiculous, honestly.

I also wouldnt just use a game to stress test...not enough stress in most cases... though BF5 will light up several cores.
 

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I used to stress test my i7 7700k with the x264 tool...

Now I've got a i7 9700k to test and cannot find that tool. I find that prime 95 is a bit too intense and doesn't represent the kind of load the CPU will be under.

What do you guys use for stress testing CPUs nowadays?
Just keep casually mentioning you're considering replacing it with a Ryzen. That should stress it enough :D
 
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Aida64 or realbench.

If p95 is overkill to the op, why suggest that linpack extreme thing here which lights up the cpu even more? Linpack is ridiculous, honestly.

I also wouldnt just use a game to stress test...not enough stress in most cases... though BF5 will light up several cores.
This^^^^

Maybe crunch or fold a project too if you wanted to put your power to good use.

CPU tests in 3dmark ain't bad either but for a good real world test realbench is about as good as it gets. Aida is the same for synthetic, gives you control to test each subsystem to narrow down any issues you might have.
 
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Folding or crunching isn't bad, but you do want to believe you are stable BEFORE going into those projects. They are not intended to be used as a stress test and failed WU's aren't a good thing for the research project.

CPU tests in 3DMark aren't bad, but they are like 30s long...
 

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Folding or crunching isn't bad, but you do want to believe you are stable BEFORE going into those projects. They are not intended to be used as a stress test and failed WU's aren't a good thing for the research project.

CPU tests in 3DMark aren't bad, but they are like 30s long...
Forever an optimist me, I think shits stable till proven other wise :)
 
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If there is some kind of CPU load I find too high, I find it useful to cap it in bios, by modifying Tjmax, max current and/or wattage, so that the CPU will throttle and not crash encountering such loads. I haven't dialed in my power hungry, naked 9900k properly yet, but from my early observations in hwinfo, I'm aiming for 90°C TJmax, 205A and ~250W. That is set slightly above what maximum power/heat P95 AVX runs at, and I don't want to push it further.
 
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Forever an optimist me, I think shits stable till proven other wise :)
yep and if it isnt stable it will soon become apparent.. :)

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If there is some kind of CPU load I find too high, I find it useful to cap it in bios, by modifying Tjmax, max current and/or wattage, so that the CPU will throttle and not crash encountering such loads. I haven't dialed in my power hungry, naked 9900k properly yet, but from my early observations in hwinfo, I'm aiming for 90°C TJmax, 205A and ~250W. That is set slightly above what maximum power/heat P95 AVX runs at, and I don't want to push it further.
That's......that's a ummm, interesting way to do it...

Why is what I ask? You're limiting things by temps not stability. The chips TJMax is 100C and will throttle on its own. When stress testing if you keep your clock speed and voltage at appropriately levels for your cooling and stress test, then you test for CPU stability and not temps.

Unless I am missing something that method doesn't make much sense to me.
 
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I think CPU-Z has a stress test.
 
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you won't believe this but I coded my own CPU stress test utility several years ago, because I never found an appropiate test soft for what I wanted.
Good job man . ;)
 
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