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Gav November 6, 2006 01:15 PM

Troubleshooting Essentials
 
Memory Testing Programs

Memtest86+ v1.70 (1/14/2007)
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CPU/RAM Stress-Test

Orthos v0.41.110.18 (v24.14)
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Prime95 v24.14 (08/09/2006)
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S&M v1.81
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Hot CPU Tester v4.3
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Video Card (Benchmark/Burn-in)

3DMark03 (Build 3.6.0)
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3DMark05 (Build 1.2.0)
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3DMark06 (Build 1.0.2)
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System Analyzer

CPU-Z v1.37
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SiSoft Sandra 2007 SP1
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Fan/Temperature Monitor

Speedfan v4.31
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Core Temp v0.93
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HDD Diagnostic

Seatools v3.02.04en
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Data Lifeguard Diagnostic v5.04c (06/01/2004)
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Samsung Hutil v2.02
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Live CD's


MCNLive (Nov. 2006)
Download

Ultimate Boot CD for Windows v3.0 (06/05/05)
Download

Misoprostol November 6, 2006 01:23 PM

I'd add Core temp to that list.

Although I'm getting some readings from it that I'm not sure if I believe.

If I have ATi Tool open, and stressing my video card, my CPU temp goes down by 6C, then as soon as I stop the 3D window, it shoots up again, then if I start the 3D window it goes back down. There's no reason that firing up my video card should DECREASE my CPU temperature under load. Especially because I'm running water cooling with them in the same loop.

Gav November 6, 2006 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Misoprostol (Post 55)
I'd add Core temp to that list.

Although I'm getting some readings from it that I'm not sure if I believe.

If I have ATi Tool open, and stressing my video card, my CPU temp goes down by 6C, then as soon as I stop the 3D window, it shoots up again, then if I start the 3D window it goes back down. There's no reason that firing up my video card should DECREASE my CPU temperature under load. Especially because I'm running water cooling with them in the same loop.

Thanks! Added to the list.

sswilson December 9, 2006 05:05 PM

This is the first live linux distro I've found that makes it easy to burn files off of a NTFS formatted drive to a cd.....

http://www.mcnlive.org/

I think the trick is that it can be installed directly to a ram disk which leaves the cd unmounted and burning to cd painless.

Comes in handy if you pooch your windoze install before backing up important info.

Gav December 9, 2006 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 285)
This is the first live linux distro I've found that makes it easy to burn files off of a NTFS formatted drive to a cd.....

http://www.mcnlive.org/

I think the trick is that it can be installed directly to a ram disk which leaves the cd unmounted and burning to cd painless.

Comes in handy if you pooch your windoze install before backing up important info.

Nice find! I've tried a few other Distros that were supposed to do the job but never did. I'll give this one a try.

sswilson December 9, 2006 05:29 PM

Yeah, just select the special boot functions on startup and it will prompt you through how to install it to a ramdisk. The burning part is just as easy as running nero.

This distro will also install itself to a bootable usb key. :)

enaberif December 9, 2006 10:21 PM

System Info : Aida

Cpu Tester : Hot CPU

Video Tester : AquaMark 3

Supergrover December 10, 2006 10:02 AM

Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

Fraps 2.7.3

ClockGen 1.0.4.7

A64Tweaker - 0.60 Beta

RivaTuner 2.0 RC 16

Gav December 11, 2006 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 285)
This is the first live linux distro I've found that makes it easy to burn files off of a NTFS formatted drive to a cd.....

http://www.mcnlive.org/

I think the trick is that it can be installed directly to a ram disk which leaves the cd unmounted and burning to cd painless.

Comes in handy if you pooch your windoze install before backing up important info.

Added, thanks!;)

sswilson December 11, 2006 06:18 PM

Did you have a chance to check it out?

I'm planning on playing with different distros over the christmas holidays so I'll probably be posting questions in the linux thread.


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