Best utilities for stress testing in 2020

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by REGENERATI0N, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. REGENERATI0N

    REGENERATI0N Master Guru

    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    12
    GPU:
    N/A
    New threads related to unstable overclocks and defective hardware pop up on a regular occasion. It is often asked how to stress test some component. Below you'll find my top picks after weeks of testing - updated for 2020.

    GPU
    Unigine Heaven
    FurMark / MSI Kombuster
    *GPUs tend to clock down due to power and thermal limits when running FurMark*
    *Lower resolutions put more stress on the VRMs*

    Video RAM
    Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
    *Set to maximum quality and run in a loop*

    Memory modules (configuration, timings and overclock)
    MemTest64
    HCI MemTest (one instance per thread)
    *Best run from safe mode without a pagefile*
    Linpack Xtreme

    Memory modules (physical integrity)
    MemTest86

    Processor
    Linpack Xtreme
    Prime95 small FFTs

    Integrated Memory Controller
    Prime95 custom run of FFTs from 512K to 1024K with 90% of RAM
    Linpack Xtreme

    Northbridge, bus and PSU
    Prime95 custom run of FFTs from 512K to 1024K with 80% of RAM + LuxMark or FurMark running in the background at 720p.
     
  2. ocsystem

    ocsystem Member Guru

    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    9
    GPU:
    MSI1070Ti
    you forgot OCCT latest. this also bring hardware to its knees
     
    suty455 and k3vst3r like this.
  3. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,456
    Likes Received:
    59
    GPU:
    6800XT X TRIO
    Yes OCCT psu test very tough on your psu. You could be stable in most things, but not OCCT I've found.
     
  4. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

    Messages:
    954
    Likes Received:
    354
    GPU:
    GB 5700XT Gaming OC
    OCCT
    TM5 with extreme config for memory test.
     

  5. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,954
    Likes Received:
    959
    GPU:
    GTX1080Ti

    After decades of testing... games are the ultimate arbiter of stability if that is your use case. Testing each component individually does not stress a system the same as testing the system as a whole. You'll get a billion different answers on the 'best tools' to use when there's only one 'true test' of stability.
     
    Rojama likes this.

Share This Page