Passmark's BurnInTest is a software tool that allows all the major sub-systems of a computer to be simultaneously tested for reliability and stability. Features: Testing for hardware problems System information Test results and reporting Temperature reporting Additional Features: An easy to use interface. Configure, Run, Pass or Fail, Results report; The ability to select the level of load placed on each component; The ability to set detailed test parameters if and when required; Timed test runs that will stop automatically at the expiry of the selected time or after a number of test cycles; Support for production line automation; Can be run from a disk drive, USB drive or optical disk (under Windows); Can be made into a bootable solution from a USB drive, optical disk or PXE boot (with PassMark WinPE Builder); Testing of up to 256 CPUs simultaneously; Testing of up to 32 memory modules simultaneously; Testing of up to 50 disk drives simultaneously; Support for SMART hard disk parameter checking; Testing of up to 20 optical drives simultaneously; CD / DVD / Blu-Ray read testing using specialized optical test media, plus CD/DVD burner testing; Testing of up to 8 graphics cards (GPGPU test) simultaneously; Testing of up to 20 network ports simultaneously; Testing of up to 25 USB ports simultaneously; Windows shutdown and cyclic reboot testing (with complementary Rebooter software); Scrolling 'H's for Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) testing to ANSI standard C63.4-1992; Native 32-bit and 64bit hardware and O/S support; Online help & PDF manual. Requirements ============ - Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2008 R2 Server, 2012 Server, 2012 R2 Server, Windows 10 Technical preview (*) - CPU: CPU support (e.g. SSE2) is required in order to run the CPU tests for those specific instructions (e.g. SSE2). - GPU: DirectX 9.0c or above software for 3D graphics, video and webcam tests (plus working DirectX drivers for your video card). DirectX 11 support required for the GPGPU tests with DirectCompute compatible GPU. - RAM: 256MB - Disk space: 40MB of free hard disk space (plus free space for the Disk test). - A printer to run the printer test, set-up as the default printer in Windows. - A CD ROM + 1 Music CD or Data CD to run the CD test. - A CD-RW to run the CD burn test. - A DVD-RW or DVD+RW to run the DVD burn test. - A network connection and the TCP/IP networking software installed for the Network Tests Pro version only: - A serial port loop back plug for the serial port test. - A parallel port loop back plug for the parallel port test. - A USB 2.0 port loop back plug for the USB 2.0 port test. - A USB 3.0 port loop back plug for the USB 3.0 port test. - A webcam is required for the webcam test. - A battery is required for the battery test. - A microphone is required for the microphone test. - A PassMark PCIe 2.0 loopback card for the PCIe test. - PassMark KeyboardTest V2.2 1011 (or higher) for Plugin Keyboard testing. - PassMark MonitorTest V3.1 1000 (or higher) for Plugin Monitor testing. (*)Operating System compatibility notes: - BurnInTest must be run with administrator privileges. It requires elevated administrator privileges in Windows Vista (and later). - The Standard and Torture RAM tests are available on all operating systems. The Address Windowing Extensions test mode is only available under operating systems where you can lock memory pages into memory, such as Windows XP Professional. - The CD and DVD burn tests require Windows Vista (and later), IMAPI v2 patched Windows XP or IMAPI v2 patched Windows 2003 Server. - The Bluetooth test is available on Windows workstations, Windows XP SP3 and later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. - The GPGPU test requires Windows 7 or later. - To monitor and report WHEA errors (like corrected ECC memory errors), Windows 7/ Windows 2008 R2 or later is required. Also the system must support WHEA logging of hardware events in the CPER (Common Platform Error Reports) format. - Windows XP SP2 and earlier are not supported by BurnInTest version 8.0. Use BurnInTest v6.0 for compatibility with Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 (and earlier). Use BurnInTest v5.2 for compatibility with Windows 98 and Windows ME. Version History =============== Release 8.1 build 1006 - 5 August 2015 - Added additional Intel i3/i5/i7 Broadwell desktop, Xeon E3 and AMD Kaveri refresh CPU system information. Installation ============ 1) Uninstall any previous version of BurnInTest 2) Double click (or Open) the downloaded ".exe" file 3) Follow the prompts 4) Insert a very boring serial • It's! Done.