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PassMark BurnInTest Linux™

Versions:
V3.3 build 1003

Latest release date:
22 June 2016

What's new in this release?

Price:
Free 30 day evaluation, then:
Linux Edition: US$79.00
(See sales page for more pricing details)

Hardware requirements :
Intel or AMD compatible CPU with SSE2 support (Pentium4 or newer)
Recommended 256MB of memory.
15MB Disk space (more is required to run the disk test).

Software requirements:
See the system requirements table (Also available for Windows & Linux Shell, see below)

Optional BurnInTest Linux hardware accessories:
Serial loopback plugs
Parallel loopback plugs
Test CDs
Test DVDs
USB 2.0 Loopback plugs
USB 3.0 Loopback plugs
PCIe test cards

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BurnInTest Documentation

Passmark’s BurnInTest ™ for Linux is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously tested for reliability and stability.

Screen Shots:

Follow this link to see the main screens

3D graphics window in SUSEClick for a full size screenshot

Feature Description:

Anyone who has used computers for any period of time knows the importance of having a stable system. The cost of a hardware failure can be enormous. If you are lucky your data will only become inaccessible while faulty components are replaced. If you're unlucky you can lose your files completely or have them permanently corrupted. Even if you have good backups, you can still lose days of work returning the PC to its pre-failure state. In many cases the lost data can never be replaced and businesses can be brought to their knees, with the loss of documentation, customer details and financial records.

What BurnInTest Test does is thoroughly exercise the hardware in a PC in a short period of time, in the same way as normal applications use a PC over a long period of time. This takes advantage of the fact that computer hardware tends to fail either very early in its life or after many thousands of hours of use. Typically BurnInTest should be used before a PC is put into service, as the failure of a computer that isn’t being used for a critical application and doesn’t have any critical data is much less damaging, (especially if it is still under warranty).

BurnInTest will bring to the surface intermittent or hidden problems so that after a successfully run the computer can be used with a much higher level of confidence. BurnInTest can also be used by overclockers to verify system stability at high clock speeds.

BurnInTest tests the CPU via mathematical operations, hard drives, RAM, CD ROMs, DVDs, 2D graphics, 3D graphic, network connection, serial port and parallel port.. This can all be done simultaneously as the application is multithreaded. Serial and parallel loop back plugs are required for serial and parallel port loopback testing.

Additional Features

The application includes the following additional features:

Tests included

System Requirements

The following table shows the recommended minimum linux system requirements for running the different versions of BurnInTest.

Linux Component V3 Graphical
(Current release)
V3 Command Line
(Current release)
V2 Graphical*
(Old release)
V2 Command Line*
(Old release)
Kernel 2.6.30 or higher 2.6.30 or higher 2.6.9 2.6.9
glibc 2.10.2 or higher 2.10.2 or higher 2.3.3 2.3.3
KDE 3.5 or higher N/A 3.2 N/A
Qt 4.6.2 or higher N/A 3.3 N/A
OpenGL Included in Qt N/A 1.2 N/A
libusb 1.0 1.0 0.1 0.1
ALSA sound 1.0.20 1.0.20 N/A N/A

The command line version of BurnInTest will work in ChromeOS/Chromium, however the GUI version will not as it is missing the Qt libraries.

Both V3 and V2 versions of BurnInTest are available from the download page.

*Version 2 was tested against this configuration but will work on a broader range than listed here.

Command Line Version

There is a command line version of BurnInTest Linux available that does not use a Graphical User Interface so it does not require an Xwindows / KDE environment to run. The config file is text based and can be edited with any test editor.

As it does not require a graphical environment the 2D and 3D graphics tests are unavailable in this version, but it can be run from the Linux shell via Telnet if required.

Both the 32bit and 64bit command line versions are included free when you purchase BurnInTest for Linux. The same license key will will work in the graphical version and the command line versions of the software. The command line version is included in the standard BurnInTest linux download.

Upgrade Information

Free upgrades are available for existing users who purchased and received their keys after 15 February 2010. To upgrade any version of BurnInTest Linux to BurnInTest Linux V3 please visit our Upgrade order page for details.

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