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Stress testing for Linux


Using this script: Overclock your Ryzen CPU from Linux I’ve managed to OC my Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.9GHz @ 1.35v. It’s stable under light load, but I’d like to see if it’s stable under heavy load. Is there a tool equivalent to Prime95 in Linux? I know I can do something cat /dev/random >> /dev/null to generate a lot of heat, but I would guess that just uses one part of the CPU.


There’s this. You can bench ram and threads and io IIRC. Could be used for stress testing.


If you want Prime95 you could try MPrime. As far as I am aware it is Prime95 just without the GUI.


yes , there is. especially for RAM testing (using up to >95% of RAM). It is called stressapptest :

Notice, pls, that you could test memory,or cpu with the mprime -m under menu point #15. option (1) will max burn your CPU, option (2) will broadly test your CPU and some RAM, option (3) will test your RAM, but the latter is not as good a test for RAM as the mentioned stressapptest is and opt. (2) is espec. usefull for AMD Ryzen CPUs.

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Let the dead sleep…