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Offline jur

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Stress testing a new PC under tcl?
« on: November 27, 2010, 05:11:26 AM »
I have a new media centre PC but it is crashing at random. I am beginning to place the hardware under suspicion and I need a stress test to test it severely.

Anything that I might do while booted from tcl?

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Re: Stress testing a new PC under tcl?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 05:20:36 AM »
stress.tcz seems aimed at this. Compiling gcc & running the tests is also rather good.

Though, random crashes sound more like memory or power issues than cpu ones, so a night of memtest86+ would be good too.
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Re: Stress testing a new PC under tcl?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 05:28:30 AM »
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadUtils

memtest86+ is preferably run as a bootable standalone version, rather than on top of an OS
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