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Tutorial creating & using Hirens Boot CD & MemTest86 diagnostic stress testing tools for USB boot to Windows 10 PE & WinXPmini on BIOS & UEFI



 
 
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Old September 13th 20, 07:35 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.microsoft.windows
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Default Tutorial creating & using Hirens Boot CD & MemTest86 diagnostic stress testing tools for USB boot to Windows 10 PE & WinXPmini on BIOS & UEFI

On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:45:07 -0700, Mike Easter wrote:

Some of the 'fixing' functions are basically on auto-pilot, which I'm
not sure is always a good idea, so some of that should be used w/
caution, lest one break something worse than the original problem.


Hi Mike,
You're way (way) ahead of me on building USB live distros, where I have
been concentrating on that PC Magazine article on stress testing freeware.

I ran all the programs for hours, but haven't posted the screenshots yet.
o Offhand, this is what I'm working on (this is just my log file below).

Writing up the tutorial takes much longer than just running the apps.

I did EVERYTHING recommended in this article:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2028...-hardware.html

o CPU monitor
Keep the CPUID HW Monitor open during all stress tests
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2028...-hardware.html
http://download.cpuid.com/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.42.exe
Name: hwmonitor_1.42.exe
Size: 1311920 bytes (1281 KiB)
SHA256: 9E144CB22BAB8B94B26753B60382FBF7ACB86F03F2BA0CF092 AABD8E73918DA7
C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor
C:\app\hardware\cpu\cpuid

o CPU & Memory stress test
https://www.mersenne.org/download/
http://www.mersenne.org/ftp_root/gim...98b6.win64.zip
Name: prime95.exe
Size: 37431296 bytes (35 MiB)
SHA256: 732B3BB0CE5C434C4393830F133477F36F5BCC92D4FD9A9D8E 83F0F16DD96ECF

C:\app\hardware\cpu\prime95

Open the program, then head to Options Torture Test
Many people use the Blend test.
Blend stresses both the CPU and RAM; if no errors pop up after four hours
or so, you can consider it stable for normal use.

Alternatively, the Small FFT and Large FFT torture tests lay off the RAM
a bit to subject the CPU to as much respective stress and heat as possible.


o CPU stress test
IntelBurnTest
Works with Intel and AMD CPUs despite the name.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2028...-hardware.html
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...esting-program
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/intelburntest/
https://us2-dl.techpowerup.com/files...-Test-2.54.zip
Name: IntelBurnTestV2.exe
Size: 82432 bytes (80 KiB)
SHA256: 5B84A3508686837EEC336A933C30DCD55BB9CEDF5E7F79FA0F 8E1E479544ACFF
Requires .NET Framework 3.5 which it will install upon first invocation.

o CPU, GPU, Memory, GPU Memory & Power supply stress test
OCCT
https://www.ocbase.com/
https://www.ocbase.com/download
Name: OCCT6.2.0.exe
Size: 20122344 bytes (19 MiB)
SHA256: A6D1D41197A181AB76364F535EE11E3FF950FAC216118EF461 8414CDB9FC1039

I like this app a lot. Very nice interface, at least upon first use.

Memory
Memtest86+
https://www.pcworld.com/article/232640/memtest86.html
I covered installing to a USB stick & running it already.


o Video stress test
Furmark (also runs GPU-Z & GPU-Shark)
https://geeks3d.com/furmark/
https://geeks3d.com/furmark/downloads/
https://geeks3d.com/downloads/2020p/....2.0_Setup.exe
Name: FurMark_1.21.2.0_Setup.exe
Size: 12192665 bytes (11 MiB)
SHA256: 593BCB8C4BBD772A247704AB5E82B4BB04C039F8014A7B5B04 E1E48BF498D751
C:\Program Files (x86)\Geeks3D\Benchmarks\FurMark
C:\app\hardware\video\furmark

Keep an eye on HWMonitor and/or SpeedFan as FurMark gets your
GPU very hot, very quickly. You won't need to run FurMark for long.
If your graphics card is going to crash or start tossing out
funky visual artifacts, it will do so within 15 to 30 minutes.

There's a button to download GPU-Z which I clicked & it downloaded:
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/
https://us4-dl.techpowerup.com/files...U-Z.2.34.0.exe
Name: GPU-Z.2.34.0.exe
Size: 8060888 bytes (7871 KiB)
SHA256: 83F9A53AEBD0A381887D8F4FF07032477194BE3BE79C1C242A 39F09623E79B93


GPU stress testing
Valley
https://benchmark.unigine.com/
https://benchmark.unigine.com/valley
https://m11-assets.unigine.com/d/Unigine_Valley-1.0.exe
Name: Unigine_Valley-1.0.exe
Size: 359192645 bytes (342 MiB)
SHA256: 30ADCC19B9C2B565CCE20715DF02ACA42303F96858ED28A516 8DA520B0BB46A7
C:\Program Files (x86)\Unigine\Valley Benchmark 1.0
C:\app\hardware\gpu\valley


GPU DirectX-11 benchmark
aliens-vs-predator
https://www.techpowerup.com/download...-11-benchmark/
https://us2-dl.techpowerup.com/files...mark-v1.03.msi
Name: aliens-vs-predator-D3D11-Benchmark-v1.03.msi
Size: 318512128 bytes (303 MiB)
SHA256: 384C80CD8ED1BAD8842ED9AEA00DDC71001EDE614979B7DFD6 7BA0AEC3EFFA6B
C:\Program Files (x86)\Rebellion\AvP D3D11 Benchmark\
C:\app\hardware\gpu\alien-vs-predator
install failed, dunno why, I didn' bother debugging why.

GPU DirectX-11 benchmark
stalker
https://cop.stalker-game.com/?page=benchmark
http://files.gsc-game.com/st/bench/s...ench-setup.exe
Name: stkcop-bench-setup.exe
Size: 443790904 bytes (423 MiB)
SHA256: 392AF077087759AC622DA1F861A95B28B6FD22544D73B920C1 B7198E4EC419BF
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