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Old 10-30-2004, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question Burn-in Test Software...

Hello everyone,

I am getting ready to put together a new system. I was wondering / hoping that there was some software in the Linux community that would perform a simple burn-in test on the hardware. Preferably this would not require an OS installed. I thought about just installing Gentoo as a burn but would rather have something a little more simplistic than that.

Anyone have an idea?


Old 10-31-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
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AFAIK it's not necessary to burn-in hardware anymore...
assuming you're looking at the cpu and memory?
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As far as I can tell, memtest86 does a decent job with memory. Usually you boot off a floppy, though you can take a Knoppix CD and type memtest at the lilo boot prompt.

As for testing the CPU... Good luck. If anyone has a good suggestion for testing CPU's that might be partially bad, I'd like to know.
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Old 11-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information. I realize that burnin really is needed anymore, but it is nice to have something to work through the hardware. I guess a good benchmark suite would do similar things. I am not sure if there is one of those for Linunx either though.

Thanks for the suggestions!!



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