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Stress testing for Linux


#1

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.


#2

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Sysbench

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


#3

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


#4

yes , there is. especially for RAM testing (using up to >95% of RAM). It is called stressapptest : https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/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.


closed #5

Let the dead sleep…