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Reliability of cpu testing software - & what are the symptoms of bad cpu?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by boots2k, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. boots2k

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    Thanks guys for any help.

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  2. hbroomhall

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    Depends on the testing software.

    And the most common symptom is that the CPU won't start. In which case software isn't much use! :biggrin

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  3. Sequeler

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    Hey, also there you can Benchmark not but test CPU's at games, softwares, archiveing tools and others.

    Tom's Hardware CPU Charts
     
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  4. Modey

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    That's not really very accurate Sequeler. There are plenty of utilities and tools out their which aim to stress test the processor in a system and test the consistency of the results rather than just show how fast they are. Orthos is a good example of this and also quite a popular tool.
     
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    I like the Merisian Prime torture test from the UBCD. Tends to isolate flaky CPUs.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Do you actually have a computer where you suspect there's a bad CPU or motherboard? Or are you just fishing for answers to general questions?
     
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  7. boots2k

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    I have heard that cyclic redendancy is often a tell tale sign...

    anyone here heard the same thing?
     
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    I don't see what CRCs have to do with this. In what way would it be a 'tell tale sign'?

    I've never come across a CRC failure caused by a failing CPU!

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  9. BosonMichael
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    Well... if you insist on ignoring my question, I'm going to assume we're doing your homework for you.

    EDIT: Sorry - I missed the subtitle... next time, you might want to type your response directly in the post itself. :)
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    <Cough> - look in the sub-title of his post! :p

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  12. BosonMichael
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    Not sure what you're pointing out...
     
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    You missed this i think Michael..

     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Ah, gotcha... I did miss the subtitled post... I was looking at the main post, thinking I missed something there.
     
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  15. Modey

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    You arn't the only one who missed it BM. :)
     
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