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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 01:36 AM - Thread Starter
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GSAT (Google Stressful Application Test) on a tiny bootable Linux ISO!

As a long time reader on the OCN forums, and not much of a poster/contributor, I thought of sharing this with all of you as a tiny 'Thank You'

Well, in brief, a few days ago and after discovering the GSAT tool for checking memory stability, I've been wondering if I should try running it on a lightweight Linux distro. instead of a full fledged one like Mint.

So, after a lot of researching and testing out many small distributions, I settled on 'Core Pure 64bit' flavor from, which is 14MB in size!
I've compiled the latest version of GSAT v1.0.9 from it's Github repository:
Nothing has been modified or added in the distro but the single compiled file (stressapptest) added under /usr/local/bin.

Working wonderfully as expected, and I've managed to allocate about 99.5% of memory to the test tool, which is the whole point of using a minimal Linux distro.

A TL;DR version:

What is it:
GSAT memory stability testing tool (v1.0.9) added to a tiny Linux Distro. (CorePure64 v9) in a 14MB bootable ISO file.

How to use:
- Download and burn the ISO file into a CD/DVD or a USB stick using a tool like 'Rufus' or similar ones.
- Enable 'Legacy' support in BIOS.
- Boot from the CD/DVD/USB.
- Use the tool as you wish, but commonly you would type: 'stressapptest -W -s 3600'

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Please let me know how it works for you, or if you have any feedback or suggestions.

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Thanks much for this. I've been trying to figure out how to get stressapptest on a small bootable version of Linux myself, but not knowing Linux very well had been making it hard for me.

I sucessfully burned your ISO to a DVD, then booted from the DVD and can run stressapptest perfectly. Works like a charm. I feel a little blind while it's running because I can't monitor the system (temperatures, etc...), but it works.

And, the good news is that it's not finding any problems with my system so far.

Question for you. If you wanted to do a good stress test of your memory overclock, what command line parameters would you use?

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stressapptest -W -s 3600

That uses one hour of GSAT and log errors

The W flag means for it to use more CPU-stressful memory copy

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Sweet, thanks for this ...

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