0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2009 8:45 AM by rgnsupport

    what does it mean if one core fails Prime95 torture test?

    rgnsupport

      i have a variety of dual core and quad core machines-when I run the Prime95 torture test, some of them fail with a rounding error on 1 of the cores-some immediately, and others after a few hours.   well the reason I am stress testing these computers is because they seem faulty in some way(random crashes and lockups)  but have passed a memtest and even had their peripheral compenents taken out of the mix or replaced(like ram, video cards, powersupplies, hard drive, ect...).  so the only thing I have left to test is the processor or some core part of the motherboard bios.  I buy and test hundreds of computers-usually bought in bulk and in exactly the same configuration to lessen the likelyhood of a config problem.

       

      does this indicate a faulty processor?  bad motherboard?  inadequate cooling?