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Best utilities for stress testing in 2020

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2020/07/04 20:12:12 (permalink)
New threads related to unstable overclocks and defective hardware pop up on a regular occasion. It is often asked how to stress test some component. Below you'll find my top picks after weeks of testing - updated for 2020.

GPU
Unigine Heaven
FurMark / MSI Kombuster
*GPUs tend to clock down due to power and thermal limits when running FurMark*
*Lower resolutions put more stress on the VRMs*

Video RAM
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
*Set to maximum quality and run in a loop*

Memory modules (configuration, timings and overclock)
MemTest64
HCI MemTest (one instance per thread)
*Best run from safe mode without a pagefile*
Linpack Xtreme

Memory modules (physical integrity)
MemTest86

Processor
Linpack Xtreme
Prime95 small FFTs

Integrated Memory Controller
Prime95 custom run of FFTs from 512K to 1024K with 90% of RAM
Linpack Xtreme

Northbridge, bus and PSU
Prime95 custom run of FFTs from 512K to 1024K with 80% of RAM + LuxMark or FurMark running in the background at 720p.

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    Re: Best utilities for stress testing in 2020 2020/07/04 20:38:16 (permalink)
    Processor testing is best with realbench.

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    Re: Best utilities for stress testing in 2020 2020/07/04 22:06:33 (permalink)
    I use the intel program.  I mean they did make the cpu

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    Re: Best utilities for stress testing in 2020 2020/07/05 05:38:34 (permalink)
    Never had unstable anything.
    I know way before it comes to testing .

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    Re: Best utilities for stress testing in 2020 2020/07/05 09:05:09 (permalink)
    Delirious
    I use the intel program.  I mean they did make the cpu




    Interesting, didn't realize Intel was still updating it. 
     
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    Re: Best utilities for stress testing in 2020 2020/07/05 15:19:25 (permalink)
    Links to programs would be handy.

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