Originally Posted by justanoldman
Are there settings for XTU? It just seems to test cpu or memory, not both at the same time like others. How long do you have to run this for it to find anything that 24 hours of Prime95 wouldn't, and how do you know it failed? You can see stopped workers in Prime95 while everything else is running perfectly.
...just ask Intel...they know more than I do... from Intel's XTU help file:
"Stress Tests in Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
Intel XTU provides three stress tests: CPU, memory and graphics. The CPU test verifies the stability of your system with its new system settings by running a computation-intensive program. The memory test verifies the stability of your memory by carrying out a series of memory-intensive operations targeted at taxing the memory subsystem. The graphics test verifies the stability of your system by running a series of graphics-intensive operations targeted at taxing the internal graphics core of the CPU. This test is only available on platforms with internal graphics cores.
You can run all of these tests at any time for a specified amount of time each. Alternatively, you can choose to stop a test midway if necessary by simply clicking the Stop Testing button.
As the stress tests run, you will see progress indicators. You will see the total time remaining for test completion and the portion of the test that has been completed. The log area below provides further information about the current test session, with indicators on whether the current test passed or failed."