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Old February 19th 04, 03:41 PM
as mellow as a horse
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Default Looking for a DOS cpu tester

I'm basically looking for something that is the cpu equivalent of memtest
for memory.

I don't usually have access to a bootable windows partition and besides, I
want to test the cpu independently of windows. I'd ideally like something
that just runs through every instruction and maybe runs a few quick
benchmarks. I'm not interested in stressing the cpu. If it's error free
after 20 minutes, that's good enough for me.

For example, I have a celeron 1100 with a missing pin that POSTs just fine.
But that doesn't me it won't crash the system everytime it tries to execute
a certain instruction, or maybe when it tries to go into standby. I've no
idea what all the pins on a cpu do, I just want to know if the missing pin
will cause a problem.

And this is a general question, as I have lots of cpus pass through my hands
that I need to check just as easily as I can check memory with memtest.

BTW I don't much care about diagnostics telling me if the cpu has mmx etc.
I just want to know if it's 100% at default speeds.


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Old February 20th 04, 04:21 AM
Ralph Wade Phillips
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Howdy!

"as mellow as a horse" wrote in message
...
I'm basically looking for something that is the cpu equivalent of memtest
for memory.

I don't usually have access to a bootable windows partition and besides, I
want to test the cpu independently of windows. I'd ideally like something
that just runs through every instruction and maybe runs a few quick
benchmarks. I'm not interested in stressing the cpu. If it's error free
after 20 minutes, that's good enough for me.

For example, I have a celeron 1100 with a missing pin that POSTs just

fine.
But that doesn't me it won't crash the system everytime it tries to

execute
a certain instruction, or maybe when it tries to go into standby. I've no
idea what all the pins on a cpu do, I just want to know if the missing pin
will cause a problem.


Best thing to do is to check the pinout (available from Intel,
strangely enough - Google for the mechanical specs on their web site) and
see if the missing pin is even used.

But anything that runs for "20 minutes" isn't going to run a
complete test of the processor ...


And this is a general question, as I have lots of cpus pass through my

hands
that I need to check just as easily as I can check memory with memtest.

BTW I don't much care about diagnostics telling me if the cpu has mmx etc.
I just want to know if it's 100% at default speeds.


Mmm ... Try TuffTest ( http://www.tufftest.com ) for a quickie.

RwP


 




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