> Somewhere on teh intarweb "RobV" typed:
>> Fishface wrote:
>>> bornfree wrote:
>>>> CPUID still reports my clock speed to be 1.86 under "specification"
>>>> though :confused:.
>>> If SpeedStep is enabled, it will automatically slow down under load.
>>> Some report higher overclocks when this is disabled, as it lowers the
>>> voltage (vCore) also. Check it with a load.
>>> Which CPU do you have? If multi-core, sure it is stressing all cores
>>> by checking the performance tab of Windows Task Manager, assuming you
>>> are running Windows, of course. I just use this:
>> Thanks for the link. It does make up for the features Prime95 lacks.
>>> ...which runs two instances of Prime95 torture test. I need to run
>>> two instances of Orthos for the Quad core, though. Shaun posted that
>>> he found a Prime95 version on www.MajorGeeks.com which is ver 25.5.
>>> that would stress all cores. I was a little suspicious that it
>>> wasn't found on the official website, so I didn't download it.
>> I've been using Prime95 ver 25.5 for a while and it looks as if it's
>> simply a crude version of what OSP is. It has a main window, two
>> windows within, one for each core, and it runs the same tests as
>> regular Prime95 and OSP. I'll certainly use OSP from now on because
>> it does have all the features that Prime95 lack, all versions
> Not true, which you'd know if you had a four-core CPU.
> What features does Orthos have that Prime95 ver.25.5 lacks? I'm curious. I
> took Orthos off the systems that I'm responsible for in favour of P95/25.5
> as it handles as many cores as you have, without you having to start
> multiple instances. Also, it gives you the options of test-types, the same
> as Orthos does.
Orthos "blinks and beeps" more when there is an error
I've tried Orthos, and 255 and 255A and they all seem to be doing
essentially the same kind of testing. I find Orthos seems to take
a bit more time to get started.
I don't understand the source of the 255 and 255A variants. They were
found in the mersenne.org/gimps directory, and were not indexed in the
"freesoft" section. The reason for that could well be, that someone
contributed a multithread version, and since the "official" development
people didn't produce it, it was hosted on the server but not advertised.
I wouldn't have found that one myself, except to see it mentioned on
an overclocking web site. Otherwise I'd still be using the Orthos