as you would any other program. At the end of the install program
In the end user info box that will pop up just fill
it in with random information, unless of course you plan on using
prime95, then fill it with real info.
The next dialog box that will pop will
be the CPU type and sped box. Just select what type of CPU you have
and the speed that it is running at. Hit ok, the program then will
ask you if you want to give Prime95 anymore ram, just click no.
The final dialog box that will popup
will be the Preferences box. Just Press Ok since none of the
settings will effect the self-test.
Ok now that you have Prime95 configured
there is one last thing that you need to do before you get the
self-test option. And that is to disable the primenet server. To do
this, go to test, primenet, the Configure Primenet dialog box should
pop up. All you have to do is uncheck the use Primenet to get work
and report results.
This should enable the self-test option
under Options, Self Test. If t his option still isn't enabled try
going advanced, Quit GIMPs, if the self test option still isn't
available try closing and opening Prime95, and repeating the
procedure listed above starting at disabling the primenet server.
Ok with the self test running you can
now take a break a really long break, the self test will take about
16 hours to complete, so make sure you have some free time before
With the Prime95 self test complete and
the CPU passed, its time for the fun part of the stability test,
playing games! Because I really want to check the stability of the
system I'm going to play 3 hours strait of both Unreal Tournament
and Counter-Strike. Now if anytime the game locks while playing, the
system isn't considered stable.
Lucky for me, I was able to play both games
successfully for 4 hours each… So my system is rock solid stable
at 900 Mhz. So can it go faster? Can I hit the elusive Gigahertz?
and Tests Continued