you will get higher gflops if you enter a custom amount of ram
to run intel burn test (or Linx) properly. close down ALL running programs inc. antivirus, internet, etc..
before running, open task manager and see the amount of 'free' ram under the performance tab.
for example i have 2550mb free ram so in IBT i enter a custom amount of 2500. (just below the free amount)
then i change the threads from auto to 4 (quad core), i have a quad core.
now every run i make i always get around 40-42 gflops. (consistent) (sorry glflops are a good indicator on how fast your cpu is running, i can get around 40gflops, but in a test if i was getting only 20 then the test is not running properly)
" I would choose 'free' memory as available memory will also make use of cache memory which must be storing data for other applications aswell. Windows may free up some physical memory from the cached memory during testing but not totally and i think the rest will be the virtual memory as a compensation.
Available = Free + (Cached - Modified)"
running just free memory will help you get higher gflops, as its just using free ram and not cached ram
this should also have 4 or 2 cores running at 100%"
this will give you more consistent gflops score, but will also make your temps higher, as more gflops, the more the cpu is stressed"
full details here http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...test-linx.html
also make sure you have windows 7 sp1 installed to take advantage of AVX