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What is Prime95 benchmarking?

I've recently had to benchmark the CPU performance of a variety of operating systems on identical machines. I've been using the 'benchmark' functionality of Prime95 to obtain a consistent test. I've ...
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What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?

In an effort to diagnose the cause of random resets and freezes I have been running a series of stress tests on my two year old computer. Thus far the machine has passed nine hours of the Prime95 ...
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Memtest #5 failing, prime95 failing and BSODs

I've been having a lot of trouble with freezing and bsods with my computer lately, so I took the chance to do a full upgrade. My new system only shares the VGA with the old one, nothing more. Current ...
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Computer shuts off after heatsink upgrade

I just recently replaced the stock heatsink that came with the AMD FX-8150 with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and have been having a lot of issues with my computer ever since. I first noticed the ...
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Boot disc Dual-Core CPU stress tool?

Looking for a tool that can test a dual-core cpu via a boot disc, thus bypassing Windows (and ensuring that only the hardware is being tested). UBCD4Win's included Prime95 is an older version and it ...
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Is Prime95 a dual-core tool?

Does Prime95 use multiple cores? (Is there a difference in this regard between running it from Windows, UBCD, or UBCD4Win?) If it doesn't, are there tools out there that will (preferably via a boot ...
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BSODs and Prime95 failures

My computer is notoriously unstable. It blue screens all the time. I'm running Windows 7. Here's what's in the box: Intel Core i7 920 (Stock cooler, not overclocked) Gigabyte EX58-UD3R motherboard ...