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Alright so here's my situation..I have a 3.2GHz Pentium that i really wanna see how fast i can OC it but here's a problem, I'm running a 64 bit OS and my pentium is 32bit only, so what i need is..

-Stress testing program that works in ubuntu
-A way to validate my OC (CPUz, i don't know how to do in ubuntu)
-Advice for overclocking and stress testing W/ ubuntu

Thanks for the help, i know there's some pretty good linux gurus out there!!
*JaKe*
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post #3 of 18
Prime 95 for Linux:

http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

Not sure about a CPU-Z program that will validate an OC.
post #4 of 18
Hobo has PerlMon which should give you info needed.
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You can also use SYSinfo, i like that better then perlmon but it wont validate either.
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post #6 of 18
Eh, who cares about validation. You're running Linux and that means everyone else is automatically going to be jealous of you!
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post #7 of 18
Windows Prime works under Wine, so if you don't feel like messing with the command line you can use that. For sensors you got lm-sensors; may need a little set up and some tweaking, but it works. If you want to show off your overclock or simply display system info you can always use PTS (good way to test overclocks too). Overclocking itself is done best through the BIOS, so no change there compared to Windows.
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I've had good luck with the Windows version of Prime95 running under Wine; that's what I always use for stress testing.
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post #9 of 18
Here is the Linux version of super prime:

ftp://pi.super-computing.org/Linux/

To run it, simply open a terminal where the file is. Then type:

./pi 20

This will do 1 million.

You can adjust the number for much longer durations of stressing.

My super pi time in linux is a full 6 seconds faster than in Windows.
Edited by thiussat - 12/21/08 at 3:03pm
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post #10 of 18
Total calculation(I/O) time= 10.010( 0.495) Sec.

Hm, this thing only uses one core!

I swear I'm just going to put together my own benchmark.
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