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    Make it run HOT!!!...uh.how?

    I wanted to take a computer and basically run some sort of 'stress' test for it. I would ultimately like it to continuously run so the computer generates a good amount of heat. I know it sounds crazy, but is there any benchmark or stress test that I can use to keep it thinking, but not damage the system? Its only going to be run for about a day.

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    Yes,

    SiSoft's "Sandra"

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    excellent, once again thank you nihil

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    ah, off hand do you know if this will run on a solaris box, or if they have a distribution for unix? I haven't had a chance to look around, figured I'd ask before I did some digging.

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    Hmmmmm,

    I don't know if it is available yet. They were certainly working on a Linux suite last time I looked.

    All the other stuff I know is purely Windows I am afraid..................

    I haven't tested a Sun box for years but we never tested them for heat?????????? only for handling the workload and sizing them.

    If you could give me a better idea of what exactly you are trying to do I could make a couple of phone calls tomorrow and get back to you?



    I think that there is a version for the Alpha processor?
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    Ive always used burn in test
    http://www.passmark.com/products/bit.htm

    And I dont know any stress tests that work with non windows machines..

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    This may help:

    ftp://hogranch.com/pub/mayer/README.html#general

    Basically a version of the PRIME95 test for non-x86 boxes.
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    Oh that makes me think.. I think UBCD has bootable stress tests..

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    Yes,

    It would help a bit if we knew what the hardware and version of Solaris was?

    You can get it to run on x86 platforms these days.
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    Prime95 is the defacto standard for computer enthusiasts

    direct link to download:

    http://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v2414.zip

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