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Other Bootable CPU loading/test program

Discussion in 'Software' started by CrapBag, 6 May 2013.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    As the title suggests is there any prog that I can have as a bootable usb stick so I can test/load cpu's without the need for an OS?
     
  2. chris182

    chris182 What's a Dremel?

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    A linux live distro? Boot into a fully working OS from a memory stick or a CD
     
  3. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    CPU StressTest V2
    Probably won't get much leaner. Can't seem to find any standalone bootable version anymore, got bored of looking... it's on the UBCD.
     
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  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I was thinking about this myself recently and found the following:

    http://www.stresslinux.org/sl/

    I never actually used it though. I just ended up doing a temporary unactivated windows install loading real temp and prime 95.
     
  5. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Easy. Get Hiren's Boot CD. Boot into Mini Windows XP. Then you want HBCD Menu>Testing Tools>Prime95 (or something else if you see something else you prefer :))

    Edit: Missed the bit where you said bootable USB stick. Slightly more faffy than just burning the ISO to disc but worth it. You'll need a USB stick formatted as FAT32. Then follow this guide from Step 3.

    Edit 2: Or was your question more in depth than that? No matter what there will be some sort of OS be it Mini Windows XP, DOS or a Linux variant. If you want something that has barely any OS (like MemTest86) then Hiren's does have some DOS based stress programs but I've never used them.
     
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    vrrox What's a Dremel?

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    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    But then you end up with stupid penguin plastered across your screen lol
     
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    go to: Must have software for windows
     
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  9. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Yeh I want it on a usb stick as I don't have a cd/dvd drive to use with my test bed pc.

    I can test ram and hdd's but at the moment I can't test cpu's without installing windows etc.

    Mini XP sounds interesting.
     
  10. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Hirens boot CD, awesome, got it installed and booting on a usb stick.

    Mini XP is great but the next prob I have is I can't run prime95 as it runs out of virtual memory, anyone got any ideas on that one?
     
  11. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Probably because Mini XP runs out of a RAM drive of 200MB. You can change this quite easily though. Easiest way is to boot your PC normally then on your USB stick you want to go to HBCD>XP>Right click XPCustomise.cmd and edit. Then remove REM from line "REM imdisk..." and change 200M to whatever you want. I'd try 1024M. You don't need to remove REM from the "REM RAM DISK SIZE" line just the one below it.
     
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    Done will give it a whirl.
     
  13. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Changed to 1024 but no dice.

    It's on a 1gb stick will that be causing an issue?
     

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