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Testing cpu stability on Linux.

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I've always tested for stability with windows first. For ram I definitely use stressapptest. I don't know what's best for the cpu. I'm thinking xmrig.

Other than glances, and s-tui, which tools do you recomend for overclocking on Linux?
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· AMD Acolyte
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Blender is quite good. It's highly parallelized, receives optimizations directly from the CPU manufacturers, and uses all of the latest instruction sets so it puts a good, heavy load on the CPU. Memory usage is also scalable depending on the scene you render

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I'm curious why you don't stress test on Linux first. I don't fully understand why this is but I've always understood that Linux is more sensitive to bad overclocks. As such if you will find a fault it will pop there first. I've seen countless things over hte years around the net about stable OC on Windows bites it on Linux. Again I don't understand why that is.

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Hey Tadaen
I think how overclocks run on Linux depend a great deal on what kernel one uses. I'm currently running 5.12.12 with CPU set as "Core 2, Xeon" and Governor set to "Performance" with realtime scheduling and low-latency and my air-cooled i5 OC'd mildly to 5.0 GHz runs like an SR-71. If it was much faster I could time travel ;)

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Hi ,
mprime is an excellent way to stress CPU and memory in linux. You can choose a type of torture test to run.

1 = Smallest FFTs (tests L1/L2 caches, high power/heat/CPU stress).

2 = Small FFTs (tests L1/L2/L3 caches, maximum power/heat/CPU stress).

3 = Large FFTs (stresses memory controller and RAM).

4 = Blend (tests all of the above).
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