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Soak test software

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#1
Any one know of any good freeware soak test software built a computer for a friend had problems with it at first “bsod” etc think its ok now but don’t want to pass it on and have it crashing just want to soak test it for say 12hrs and if it all goes ok let him have it cheers did post this question in another section but got no response so please kind admin don’t move me :)
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#2
I usually recommend Orthos and OCCT. They stress the system far more than anything else would.
One of the best stability tests is running Folding At Home, but that is a lengthy procedure to set up for just a "burn test".
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/385/



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#3
Cheers for the links and advice does occt only test the CPU? Ran the test and it crashed 5 minutes in “bsod”error oxoooooo7f my problem I think is the graphics card because when I uninstalled the graphics card driver and just used the windows base driver the test ran ok and when I Google for info on the card loads of people report problems with this make of card it’s a NVIDIA 4 mmx get the exact name later if needed do you know of any graphics test software thanks for you help so far :)
#4
No, OCCT is strictly the CPU, and partly the memory, so the CPU, Mobo and RAM are the only things that get tested. I suppose you could count the power supply in, but playing a game is going to draw more power than a CPU stess test as the graphics card gets involved too. A BSOD when running a CPU stress test suggests to me that fundamentally, your system isn't stable.
For graphics test software, 3dmark is a decent test. The scores may be a little arbitrary, but when I've overclocked my graphics card, if it isn't stable, it won't 3dmark. If it does 3dmark, it'll play games.



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#5
I changed the graphics card for an old pci card just to prove a point ran the test in occt it didn’t crash or get “bsod” but got error code 4 any idea what this error is reference to cheers.
#6
From what I hear, only 1,2,3 and 6 are cause for concern with OCCT. Looks like it's the GPU after all. I have to say I'm surprised, but then every so often that does happen! :)




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#7
Ran test again but this time passed before I ran the test I uninstalled my antivirus software AVG I did close it down last time I ran the test but must have been running in the background going to run the test a few more times with AVG uninstalled just see what happens
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