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Is there an equivalent of Memtest86 for CPUs? [closed]

Is there an equivalent of Memtest86 for CPUs? [closed]

I need an easy way to do system stability tests. I have come to rely on Prime95 which does a fantastic job of proving stability (or instability) very quickly; but it requires an OS installed.

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Guest [Entry]

"As it was said, ubcd4win with the integrated prime95 is a good solution.
For a lighter solution you could use this linux distribution: stresslinux

stresslinux is a minimal linux distribution running from a bootable cdrom, usb, vmware or via PXE (wip).
stresslinux makes use of some utitlities available on the net like: stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, lm_sensors, memtest386+ ...
stresslinux is dedicated to users who want to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitoring the health.

But you should be familiar with command line (& linux console) because it comes without a graphical user interface.
Update:
You could also add .Net framework to ubcd4win to use IntelBurnTest (works with amd too) - I don't have it properly tested yet, but it should work

Add the cab file for the .net framework: plugins > add
Just uncompress IntelBurnTest in a directory like C:\My_UBCD4Win_Custom_Files and add this directory in ""Custom: (include files or folders from this directory)"". If it doesn't work or you want to create shortcuts: you could find instructions & tools here ""Robvdb how plugin"" and ""royalbox's barts pe plugin creator"" here"
Guest [Entry]

"You can run something like BartPe. There is even a version that has the plugins already installed called UBCD4Win. Sure enough, they have Prime95 in there as well. And it can run from a USB stick. (Based on info here it appears the second method is the better/easier one. YMMV)

Enjoy, and happy computing!"