Originally Posted by HiTekJeff
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.