# Thread: IntelBurnTest - The new stress-testing program

1. Never had any problems with IBT. Infact, for me it has been the defacto stability test for quite a while now.

My current setup 2500k@4.7GHz has been proven stable initially upon building, and the later on when upgrading to a new bios. Running 1.32v with Silver Arrow, and my temps hover around 70c. EIST is also enabled so it's not 4.7GHz 24/7. I'm accustomed of leaving IBT running while I sleep. So my standard run is around 6-8h.

My overclocking has always been about finding the sweet spot for daily use, and not the very far end for cpuz validation screens. I gues that means I'm not that xtreme. And from the looks of it, 2500k will remain the last pinnacle of overclockable cpu's. There will probably never be such chips in the future, which makes me sad...

2. Originally Posted by stasio
IntelBurnTest v2.54- new Linpack (11.0.1.005)

http://www.mediafire.com/?azzprpvwkonowbv

-Updated with both xeon64.exe and xeon32.exe with the newest Linpack.
Thanks for the update. Unfortunately the linpack files are for Intel only. You forgot
to put the patch files which are usable by AMD users like me.

Before patch:

After patch:

Mediafire :
Code:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ybc3pbiwswbso3s
Datafilehost :
Code:
http://www.datafilehost.com/download-b6f1cf10.html

3. Dudes,

What gives..when I run my 3770k it reports only hitting 81 gflops with HT, 90-91 without..?

4. Originally Posted by Jonny5isalivetm
Dudes,

What gives..when I run my 3770k it reports only hitting 81 gflops with HT, 90-91 without..?
Did you try setting threads to 8 when you have HT on?

5. with 8 threads it went upto 84 only

Does oc slow it down ?

edit, just tried auto setting and it hit 98 ?

6. great soft. any chance to stress ram using this soft

7. Originally Posted by sikvdila
great soft. any chance to stress ram using this soft
Prime95 is still the best of all times - RAM, CPU, it's the King!

8. IBT 2.54: BUG REPORT - Please confirm

If you put 0 (zero) in "Times to run", you get a "Linpack64 stopped unexpectedly" error at the end of the first pass.
Many programs assume "infinite" when you put zero for such a parameter, and that's what I assumed for IBT.

I just couldn't get my new 3770K IBT-stable consistently. Prime95 v27.9 ? -- no sweat!!
But IBT? No way, Jose.
Then I tried 10000 instead of 0 in "Times to run" and it's still running ...
Other than that, it's a great program for us WCG number-crunchers especially.
It's much harder to pass than Prime95 or Super-Pi.
Before signing out your overclock as fully stable, it's not a bad idea to try a mixture of some threads running IBT, and some running another stress-test such as P95 or SPi.

Thanks, AG !!

9. IME P95 and OCCT in there various configurations provides the best stress testing of both the CPU and RAM. ITB and Linpack are mostly a CPU stress test. The "blend" in P95 and "large data set' in OCCT are the best overall test. The "small data set" options stress mostly the CPU - similar to IBT/Linpack. OCCT also offers a GPU and PSU stress test. Any reliable PC will pass all of these stress tests though ITB and Linpack are some what redundant if you use either P95 or OCCT.

If you get errors in any of the above tests and you have not already recently run Memtest86+ for 6+ hours without errors, you should do so as I am seeing a number of brand name RAM kits failing in as little as 2 weeks to a few months when run at their rated frequency and voltage.

10. IBT can really thrash the RAM as well as the CPU:
Before you start, temporarily set the "Stress level" to Maximum, to see how much RAM is available to test. Should be about the same as "Available" value in Task Manager > Performance tab.
Subtract about 200MB from the max to leave some headroom for Windows housekeeping, select "Custom" in IBT, enter your RAM amount and set it going ...
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Am having trouble with the 3770K, am thinking the chip is a lemon. It crashed a while ago after crunching easy WCG tasks for a couple of days with 4.2GHz/1.14V (load), mem at 1333. Am running Windows mem diagnostic with mem at its rated 1600, to check RAM. Have another 3770K crunching hard WCG tasks (3 x CEP2) happily for weeks doing 4.3GHz/1.112V.
CPU #1 (good) is in an Asus P8Z77-M Pro, CPU#2 (lemon-flavoured?) is in a GA-Z77MX-DH3. With the DH3 there are no settings for Uncore Volts ("VCCSA") (to set IMC & cache) or Vtt. Though I've never had to alter VCCSA or Vtt, it's useful to be able to try, so I would not buy a DH3 again. With the P8Z77-M you can even set them from Windows, but the overclock settings in its BIOS are really quirky and it keeps silently trying to turn "turbo" etc back on.

11. not to revive a thread but thought i would bring it up that the guy that made this, also makes hacks for a few pc games. Personally i would not support any of his work. many people probably dont know that he does (and probably don't care) but for those that do care, think twice before hitting that donate button.

12. Originally Posted by atm743
not to revive a thread but thought i would bring it up that the guy that made this, also makes hacks for a few pc games. Personally i would not support any of his work. many people probably dont know that he does (and probably don't care) but for those that do care, think twice before hitting that donate button.
Interesting to note this. I had thought this program was interesting several years ago. Now, there are no posts from AgentGOD in his own thread for over 1.5 years. He has likely moved on to bigger and better things as far as he is concerned. Movieman has done a good job of articulating the risks associated with this program in a previous post.

13. Originally Posted by Razmatazz
Interesting to note this. I had thought this program was interesting several years ago. Now, there are no posts from AgentGOD in his own thread for over 1.5 years. He has likely moved on to bigger and better things as far as he is concerned. Movieman has done a good job of articulating the risks associated with this program in a previous post.

ahh i didnt see his post. i just noticed that the guy that made this also was responsible for making hacks and mods for games (mostly hacks) and selling them. i also find it funny, when you press the donate button it takes you to his forum that shows all of these hacks and "buy it now for full access" banners.

14. Bug: Intel Burn Test 2.54 Linpack randomly fails to properly load the cores and shows real low GFlops. When this occurs, I must reboot or close and reopen Intel Burn Test.

15. I have to get a hold of AgentGOD, he and I go back-- I wonder if he has time to update this. He's a busy guy with a real job now.

16. Does anybody know if there's a double precision version of this?

17. Where do I get the avx version of this for amd FX chips

18. damn no one cares anymore