: OK - I just got a new processor in my machine... How do I *test* it?


rubeole
Dec 17th, 2005, 03:52 AM
A new dual 1.25 in a FW800 machine.
I'm trying the run-20-apps-at-the-same-time test right now.

Are there any other little trials I should run to confirm a good processor/install?

Thanks!

MacDoc
Dec 17th, 2005, 04:12 AM
Install an OS is the best test.

rubeole
Dec 17th, 2005, 04:53 AM
Of course!

...But the machine is full of OSes (10.2, 10.3, 10.4).
Either I can archive/install - or finally put LINUX on one partition!

Thanks.

Craigger
Dec 17th, 2005, 06:12 AM
xbench

rubeole
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:25 PM
I don't want to measure the new processor - I want to strain it.
Test drive!

CanadaRAM
Dec 17th, 2005, 05:40 PM
A new dual 1.25 in a FW800 machine.
I'm trying the run-20-apps-at-the-same-time test right now.
Are there any other little trials I should run to confirm a good processor/install?
Thanks!
It's binary, dude.

The installation is a work/not work proposition

Since it booted, I think you installed OK ;)

THe second part of the question is, Is the CPU defective internally?

Since it booted and runs 20 apps, I think you're OK there too.

TechTool Pro will run a number of CPU tests, although they only take a second or two - you may be able to set it up to run in a loop.

Although if you wanted to stress test it, running a program like a XBench, a game or a folding/code breaking program at 100% and looping it would be a good way.

rubeole
Dec 17th, 2005, 08:16 PM
I'm going to do *all* of that. Thanks!