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    Windows based Stress tester

    Hi im trying to get some apparently dodgy computers to show there faults and i could really use either a hard drive stress tester or a system stress tester. Anyone know any free software i could download as i haven't found anything
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    For CPU/RAM I find prime95 to be the best choice. memtest usually says all is ok, Prime95 will often show a fault though (nearly always RAM unless you are overclocking)

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    Cheers guys, ive gone for prime95 and i have to say its doing awesome

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    Personally, I wouldn't go for a hard drive stress tester - you're better off using a program to give you information on its stability and health. As you all know, I'm a big believer in Spinrite.

    Get it from Steve Gibson's site - Home of Gibson Research Corporation

    He also does an awesome security podcast on the TWIt network (and all the mp3s & transcripts to them are on grc too)

    Well worth the money (it's not free - but it's VITAL to serious tech's software tools arsenal!)

    Chunks

    PS: Remember, you get the 100% money back NQA guarantee - but it's not needed

    PPS: I'm not on commission - just had it save my bacon a few times.
    (and it's good for preventative measures)

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    If you're after a free stress tester, there's a free version of SiSoft's Sandra I think.
    (Very good diags and hardware reporting)

    Chunks

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    Windows Vista

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    Hard disk is kind of difficult, but I find that it will nearly always show as long pauses when booting/loading an app. Usually acompanied by disk events in the system log, crc warnings etc.

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    For system diagnostics we use pc-check it can do destructive and non destructive hard drive testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
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    very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
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    haha that did make me laugh!

    I needed that!

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