Originally Posted by mm67
Running IBT with HT on and Threads at Auto is like playing lottery, Gflop scores are pretty much random.
this man is right, for consistent gflops you need to run your free ram
before running, open task manager and see the amount of free ram.
for example i have 2550mb free ram so in IBT i enter a custom amount of 2500. (just below the free amount)
then i change the threads from auto to 4 (quad core)
now every run i make i always get around 40-42 gflops. (consistent)
" I would choose 'free' memory as available memory will also make use of cache memory which must be storing data for other applications aswell. Windows may free up some physical memory from the cached memory during testing but not totally and i think the rest will be the virtual memory as a compensation.
Available = Free + (Cached - Modified)"
running just free memory will help you get higher gflops, as its just using free ram and not cached ram
this should also have 4 or 2 cores running at 100% (or how many your cpu has)
this will give you more consistent gflops score, but will also make your temps higher, as more gflops, the more the cpu is stressed
full explanation on how to run Intel Burn Test here