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    IntelBurnTest - The new stress-testing program

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    IntelBurnTest v2.54
    by AgentGOD
    ----------------------------
    The original. All others are copycats.
    
    Home Page: http://www.xgamingstudio.com
    Donation : http://tinyurl.com/3jebpqr
    
    Description:
    	A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack by
    Intel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will put even the most pow-
    -erful 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.
    
    Keep in mind, use this program at your own risk. By using this program, you
    agree that neither I nor Intel shall be responsible for including, but not
    limited to: burned up CPU, fried motherboard, spontaneous room temperature
    increase, hair loss, or mental stress.
    
    Xtreme Stress Mode (Right-click the "Start" button) allows unprecedented
    improvement of testing accuracy.
    	Note: Xtreme Stress Mode may cause the CPU to heat up more than it
    		already does. During testing, Windows may not be usable.
    
    
    Compatibility:
    	Works with Intel(R) and AMD CPUs. Tested Intel(R) Core 2(tm) Quad
    	Q6600, Intel(R) Pentium(tm) III 550 MHz, AMD Athlon 64(tm) X2 4200+,
    	and AMD Opteron 165 (Working with AMD processors since v1.7). Also
    	tested on AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition.
    
    	Tested on AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, Intel(R) Core(tm) i5 470-UM, 
    	Intel(R) Core(tm) i7-2600K, Intel(R) Core(tm) i7-3610QM
    
    	Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows XP Professional SP2/SP3, XP Professional
    	X64 Edition SP2. Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(tm)/7 X86/X64 SP1
    	by many awesome users like yourself ;)
    
    	Tested by many users on Core i7 9xx, 8xx, i5 7xx, i7 2xxx, AMD 10xxt
    
    Benefits of using Linpack:
    1. More accurate than Prime95 Small FFTs/Blend (under x64 OS).
    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. Real-time output of results to the screen.
    3. Simplifies the process of selecting a test size to use.
    4. Better appearance.
    5. Intuitive interface.
    6. Real-time error checking.
    7. System status acknowledgement.
    
    Requirements:
     - An x86/x64 CPU
     - At least 512 MB of system memory. Recommended minimum is 1 GB.
     - A modern Windows-NT based operating system (XP and above). Both x86 and x64 are supported.
     - Microsoft(R) Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf
     - Microsoft(R) .NET Framework v2.0 (minimum), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5
    
    
    How to test CPU and RAM stability (summarized):
    Pre. You need to extract everything from the archive to a single folder, while
    	maintaining the original directory structure.
    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.
       However, most people can use "Standard" mode as it should be sufficient.
    3. Select the run # (should use at least 5 at minimum, no more than 20).
    4. Start running. Output should look something like this:
    	Time (s)	Speed (GFlops)		Result
    	0.269		31.7314			3.684559e-002
    	0.260		32.7829			3.684559e-002
    	0.257		33.1546			3.684559e-002
    	0.264		32.2425			3.684559e-002
    	0.266		32.0700			3.684559e-002
       NOTE: The time it takes to run each iteration may vary from test size, and
             so will the speed and the result. But if the results do not stay
     	 consistent, your system is unstable (specifically CPU).
    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):
    	Time (s)	Speed (GFlops)		Result
    	15.245     	43.7434			5.380399e+003
    	15.250     	43.7303			8.675501e-002
    	15.162     	43.9816			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.
    	 BSOD or freezing are signs of instability as well.
     *As of v2.0, the program will now have real-time result output, as well as
      real-time result checking for system stability based on the consistency
      of the outputted results. The testing will automatically stop if the pro-
      -gram detects such inconsistency. During testing, you should see an ani-
      -mated flame under "Freeze Test". If at any time during the testing you
      see it stop moving, it is most likely that your PC is frozen.
    
     *As of v2.1, Core i7 users that wish to test with HyperThreading enabled
      can now override the number of threads for Linpack to execute
    
     *As of v2.2, if you are having any issues with IntelBurnTest, please en-
      able debug logging by right-clicking the "logging" checkbox to do so, and
      then send me the debug log file. It would also be helpful if you also send
      a screenshot of the issue and steps to reproduce the issue.
    
    
    Credits:
    --------
    AgentGOD - Coding this program, duh :)
    Cronos (from XS) - for the original the memory size equation
    mikeyakame (from XS) - for notifying me of newer binaries
    WoZZeR999 (from XS) - memory size suggestion
    krille (from XS) - for the constructive criticisms
    Rob Williams (from Techgage) - for testing on a Core i7 platform
    justin.kerr (from XS) - for testing on a Core i7 platform
    Intel - for Linpack binaries
    
    IntelBurnTest, Copyright © 2011-2012 Xtreme Gaming Studio. Linpack, Copyright © Intel(R) Corporation.
    Please check the readme for usage instructions
    In my own experience, I used Prime95 on my Q6600 with Small FFTs, which showed that it was stable for 10 hours overnight at the current voltage. However, running Linpack with the most memory I had available (I have 64-bit XP, so I see all 4 GB of my RAM), it indicated instability. I had to raise the voltage up a couple of notches to get it fully stable. This will ensure me that it's now at least 24 hours Prime95 stable, if not 100% stable.

    Download link:
    http://www.xgamingstudio.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip

    Screenshots:



    For screen-shot purposes, I used a very low amount of memory to test.

    If you like this program, please donate:
    http://tinyurl.com/3jebpqr

    Thanks.

    If you still wish to use the Legacy version (v1.9x), here they are:
    IntelBurnTest v1.92:
    http://www.xgamingstudio.com/files/I...est-Legacy.zip
    Native 64-bit version for WinPE (v1.90)
    http://www.xgamingstudio.com/files/I...Legacy-x64.zip

    Note: for Core i7 CPU owners, since v2.53, use the "All" threads option to fully utilize HyperThreading units.
    Last edited by AgentGOD; 07-19-2012 at 10:29 PM.
    .:: Gaming PC Specs ::.

    Case: Antec Nine Hundred
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.6 GHz, 1.44v (cooled by Xigmatek GAIA) [IntelBurnTest{Linpack} stable]
    GPU/Monitor: VisionTek HD 6950 @ 6970, 950 MHz/1375 MHz 1.30v + Sony BRAVIA 32EX400 1080p
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4 F5
    Memory: 16 GB (4x 4 GB) Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive: 2x Seagate 500 GB 7200.11 RAID 0 & RAID 1 (Matrix RAID) + 1x WD Caviar Black 640 GB
    Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Fatal1ty Profess1onal, Logitech X-530
    PSU: Corsair AX-1200 (1500W PSU!)
    O/S: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64

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