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What's the best way to test a Xeon CPU?

drkirkby
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Is there any official Intel software that tests Xeons CPUs, that attempts to test every part of the CPU by running it flat out, pushing it to it limits? I know there's third-party software that pushes CPUs (prime95, mprime, Passmark etc), but wondered if there was any official software from Intel. Ideally Linux, but I can run Windoze if need be.

Dave

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JoseH_Intel
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Hello drkirkby,


Thank you for joining the Intel community


There is a official tool called: Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool. It is capable to test most of the current Intel processors. You can download it from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792 


Hope it helps


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios



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JoseH_Intel
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Hello drkirkby,


Thank you for joining the Intel community


There is a official tool called: Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool. It is capable to test most of the current Intel processors. You can download it from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792 


Hope it helps


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios



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drkirkby
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@JoseH_Intel 

Thank you very much. I look forward to trying that on my Dell 7920 workstation later. I might run it on my laptop for a few minutes too. 

It would be really great if Intel could provide a Linux version. I'm sure you are aware that a large number of the higher-end processors used in servers, run Linux. One can buy workstations and servers from Dell with Linux pre-installed, and no doubt other from other companies like HP too, although I have not checked that.

Dave

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drkirkby
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@JoseH_Intel 

Unfortunately, the link you provided is broken - there's a message that the page is not found.

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JoseH_Intel
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Hello drkirkby,


This link should be functional: Download Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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