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MAJOR help needed plz! Benchmarking settings?

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Hello... I need some serious help! Never dont this before and time is running agaist me...

In a nutshell I need some advice in what benchmarking program to use and what settings to use... as well as how long to use it for to benchmark a friend's pc before she moves overseas.

The pc is NOT overclock... it is actually a laptop and we are trying to strees/test her hardware as much as possible since she just bought it and her warranty is not valid where she will be going to.

Please advise?

Oh, and by the way... am I in the right direction here? I mean... does benchmarking strees test a hardware to find out any issues? I do understand that nowdays with electronics is all a matter of luck too... as well as how good the things are built... and not to mention that things tend to wear down in time and only time will tell... but will benchmarking a new system help too?


These are the benchmarking software that I am able to get my hands on;

sandra engineer XII
everest 4.50
orthos_20060420
prime95
3dmark

Thank you all for the input.
post #2 of 5
Prime95 is a really good stess tester. It works the CPU, so if you CPU is unstable than that would tell you. Also if your worried about you hardware then you might want to test you RAM as well. MemTest is good. And for you GFX card I would get something like AtiTool to check for artifacts.
Edited by Roke - 7/3/08 at 12:04am
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post #3 of 5
mmm rivatuner doesnt check for artifacts... its just lets you overclock. use atitool to check for artifacts. and add hdtune to stress harddrive... that should cover it all
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oops...my bad

i'll change it

edit: Oh, and if you can't find any of the programs listed, most of them are here on the site in the dowloads section. But here's the link anyways.
Edited by Roke - 7/3/08 at 12:11am
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post #5 of 5
yeah atitool is good for gfx and prime is good for cpu. thats all you shood need.
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