Benchmarking and stresstesting

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  1. Joacim macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Tried the search came up blank!!

    So...

    I wanna test my G5 machine...

    I got Xbench

    But there must exist a stresstest program for the GPU and the CPU


    thx
     
  2. Frost7 macrumors regular

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    Cinebench might fight the bill of what you're looking for. Geekbench 2 as well, although it won't test the GPU.
     
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    And if you just want to verify that your CPU is stable running a heavy load for extended periods, download a PowerPC version of HandBrake and rip a DVD or transcode an existing video file.

    I'd redo the thermal compound for both the CPUs and GPU if you haven't already--Especially for an older machine that you're planning to push hard.
     
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  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Although that's the most direct method, you can also use python in the terminal:
    Code:
    python
    while True:
    [TAB]pass
    [RETURN]
    [RETURN]
    You'll need one window per core.
     

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