IntelBurnTest v1.2 by AgentGOD ---------------------------- 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!