A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack by
Intel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will put even the most pow-
-erful X86/X64 CPU in the world at its knees. Load temp under Linpack will
be up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95. This program will
make usage of Linpack easier and more practical.
Keep in mind, use this program at your own risk. By using this program, you
agree that neither I nor Intel shall be responsible for including, but not
limited to: burned up CPU, fried motherboard, spontaneous room temperature
increase, hair loss, or mental stress.
Works with Intel(R) and AMD CPUs. Tested Intel(R) Core 2(tm) Quad
Q6600, Intel(R) Pentium(tm) III 550 MHz, AMD Athlon 64(tm) X2 4200+,
and AMD Opteron 165 (Working with AMD processors since v1.7). Also
tested on AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition.
Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows XP Professional SP2/SP3, XP Professional
X64 Edition SP2. Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(tm) X86/X64
by many awesome users like yourself
Benefits of using Linpack:
1. More accurate than Prime95 Small FFTs/Blend.
2. Takes less time to tell if your CPU/RAM is unstable than Prime95 (usually
something like 8 minutes Linpack vs 40 hours under Prime95).
3. Use the same stress-testing engine that Intel uses to test their products
before they are packed and put on shelves for sale.
Benefits of using IntelBurnTest:
1. Simplifies usage of Linpack.
2. Real-time output of results to the screen.
3. Simplifies the process of selecting a test size to use.
4. Better appearance.
5. Intuitive interface.
6. Real-time error checking.
7. System status acknowledgement.
- An x86/x64 CPU
- At least 512 MB of system memory. Recommended minimum is 1 GB.
- A modern Windows-NT based operating system (XP and above). Both x86 and x64 are supported.
- Microsoft(R) Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86), can be found here:
- Microsoft(R) .NET Framework v2.0 (minimum), can be found here:
How to test CPU and RAM stability (summarized):
Pre. You need to extract everything from the archive to a single folder, while
maintaining the original directory structure.
1. It is best to use a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit mode for the most accurate
2. Use the most available RAM possible (IntelBurnTest can now do this on
its own automatically). The more memory it uses, the more accurate.
However, most people can use "Standard" mode as it should be sufficient.
3. Select the run # (should use at least 5 at minimum, no more than 20).
4. Start running. Output should look something like this:
Time (s) Speed (GFlops) Result
0.269 31.7314 3.684559e-002
0.260 32.7829 3.684559e-002
0.257 33.1546 3.684559e-002
0.264 32.2425 3.684559e-002
0.266 32.0700 3.684559e-002
NOTE: The time it takes to run each iteration may vary from test size, and
so will the speed and the result. But if the results do not stay
consistent, your system is unstable (specifically CPU).
5. Above indicates that the test ran fine so far without instability, but
below indicates instability (the Residual(norm) values aren't the same
throughout running the test):
Time (s) Speed (GFlops) Result
15.245 43.7434 5.380399e+003
15.250 43.7303 8.675501e-002
15.162 43.9816 3.570760e-002
NOTE: Instability doesn't necessarily have to happen at the beginning, it
can happen in the middle, or at the end. It could be just ONE of
them that is inconsistent, but that DOES indicate instability.
BSOD or freezing are signs of instability as well.
*As of v2.0, the program will now have real-time result output, as well as
real-time result checking for system stability based on the consistency
of the outputted results. The testing will automatically stop if the pro-
-gram detects such inconsistency. During testing, you should see an ani-
-mated flame under "Freeze Test". If at any time during the testing you
see it stop moving, it is most likely that your PC is frozen.
AgentGOD - Coding this program, duh
Cronos (from XS) - for the original the memory size equation
mikeyakame (from XS) - for notifying me of newer binaries
WoZZeR999 (from XS) - memory size suggestion
krille (from XS) - for the constructive criticisms
Rob Williams (from Techgage) - for testing on a Core i7 platform
Intel - for Linpack and a Core 2(tm) Quad processor