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I am wanting to use both Prime95 and 3dMark (current versions) to test my system. When I installed Prime95, I went into the advanced menu and checked both SUM error checking and "round off" as I was told that's what you should do. I was doing a stress test with defaults and I tried all 3. However, I am not sure it's running properly and need to know if you manually stop it at some point? Also, where and how do you set the CPU and Thread counts for testing?

I have duel CPUs and 32 threads combined on my workstation. Not sure if anyone can post some screenshots of how to setup Prime95, but it would be most helpful.

The same questions basically apply to 3dMark as to best settings, etc.

Thanks for the help and input
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I am wanting to use both Prime95 and 3dMark (current versions) to test my system. When I installed Prime95, I went into the advanced menu and checked both SUM error checking and "round off" as I was told that's what you should do. I was doing a stress test with defaults and I tried all 3. However, I am not sure it's running properly and need to know if you manually stop it at some point? Also, where and how do you set the CPU and Thread counts for testing?

I have duel CPUs and 32 threads combined on my workstation. Not sure if anyone can post some screenshots of how to setup Prime95, but it would be most helpful.

The same questions basically apply to 3dMark as to best settings, etc.

Thanks for the help and input

 

I don't know anything about the operation of 3DMark.

 

In Prime95, just press Esc and then Enter to stop the test. You can also open "Test" menu and select "Stop...". Then, press Enter or click OK.

 

To start a new test, go to Options > "Torture Test..."

 

When you click the close button, it minimizes to the Notification Area. I can show you how to make it stop doing this. Just let me know.

 

When you open Prime95, the first thing you see is the "Run a Torture Test" dialog box. This is where you change the number of threads. It says "Number of torture test threads to run". I have a quad core without HT, so mine says "4" by default.

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Reset Prime95 to stock settings and run the blend test.
For 3d mark, run the extreme preset.
However, testing like this will not fully stress the GPU's and CPU, because 3d mark will be using some of the CPU time, which will cause usage drops as each software package fights to use some of your CPU when required.
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Reset Prime95 to stock settings and run the blend test.
For 3d mark, run the extreme preset.
However, testing like this will not fully stress the GPU's and CPU, because 3d mark will be using some of the CPU time, which will cause usage drops as each software package fights to use some of your CPU when required.

I don't think that's correct from what I was told. You need to adjust your threads and number of CPUs at the very least so all CPUs and threads are flooded and tested properly. Is that not correct?

Also, shouldn't you run each test one at a time so you don't run into the problem you're describing by running them both? That way they will get stress tested since they can use as much as they need to without going against each other.
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I don't think that's correct from what I was told. You need to adjust your threads and number of CPUs at the very least so all CPUs and threads are flooded and tested properly. Is that not correct?

Also, shouldn't you run each test one at a time so you don't run into the problem you're describing by running them both? That way they will get stress tested since they can use as much as they need to without going against each other.

 

What number do you see here when you open Prime95?

 

Prime95Threads.png 

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What number do you see here when you open Prime95?

32
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32

 

Then you're all set as far as that's concerned. It is detecting all 32 threads and is going to run on all 32, just as long as you don't change that number.

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