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    Burn in test

    Does anyone have any software recommendations for running burn in tests prior to putting servers in production?

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    Use memtest86 to test ram, use dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null to test CPU and load, use dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda to test hard disk
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    Thanks Alan - what about for a Windows solution?

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    http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm

    There's also Prime95 for CPU which is free.

    Just found this one as well from intel: http://downloads.guru3d.com/IntelBur...load-2047.html
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    Thank you Johnathan

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    +1 for Prime95 as a windows solution.

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    Sorry, I don't use windows, get a bootable Linux CDROM and boot into rescue mode to run Linux command, that's what I do for windows server.
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    Thanks Alan - much appreciated.

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    Prime95 works equally well on Linux and Windows. It goes a step farther than most tests by actually doing serious calculations. I've seen servers fail Prime95 after 5-10 minutes but pass others running for hours.
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    For stress testing, we generally run Prime95 with custom blend and small-fft options for at least 30 minutes.

    As for windows, prime95 is a good choice, and running the suite of burn-in/benchmarks with sandra is another option as well.

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    Just to confirm we're talking about the same Prime95 at http://www.overclock.net/t/137251/prime95

    Does this do burn in tests for the CPU/MEM/HDD?

    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl View Post
    Just to confirm we're talking about the same Prime95 at http://www.overclock.net/t/137251/prime95

    Does this do burn in tests for the CPU/MEM/HDD?

    Thanks guys.
    That's it, but it does NOT test HDD. It does test CPU/Memory. I'd still run Memtest afterwards regardless as a secondary measure to ensure your memory is good.

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