Did you download UBCD yet? This is the THIRD time I'm telling you. Get the V5 beta from my sig, but here is the older tool list: http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
Hey, pipe down I have other things in my life besides computers! Thurs I lost my internet connection, I was up with the d---- XFX till 4 AM last night, and I own a business also. Sometimes I also shop so I can eat. You either have a wife to take care of that, or you live in a pigsty and eat fast food. And I can't run the memtest and UBCD at the same time. Can I close down Memtest now? 11 hours, no errors.
We're overlapping posts, because I type badly. OK, I already have that CD, but never knew how to use it. Will download the new v. And as for the fan, those damned little split pegs drove me nuts, till I read to do it outside the case. Yup, that's my fan, and a perfect example of s---y design. I've seen experienced people online tear their hair out over those pegs.
This was only my 2nd build, Midknyte. Be a little more tolerant of human error. You know a lot of 63-year old women who didn't grow up with computers and who build their own? I never touched a PC till 1996. I learned by the seat of my pants, with 13 years at my users group taking dozens of workshops, poring through magazines, surfing help sites, asking techies, going to forums like this.
It's not frustration; I am not avoiding your questions. I'm a very slow typist, so our posts overlap, and I had said that. I can't be brilliant and a good typist; there are just so many talents to go around. At the same time I was looking for UBCD5 beta, and I've been sent through an endless loop of sites and back again.
Unfortunately, you can't run that version of Prime95 from a floppy. It would have to be run from Windows. The version on UBCD is Linux-based. To clarify Prime95 is a stress test to max out your CPU. You're already having heat issues at idle (low load), so I'd watch it carefully if you can get it to run.
You might have seen UBCD4Win, which is a different project from plain UBCD. UBCD is a collection of floppy based diagnostics combined into 1 CD. All you do is boot from the CD, and pick your diag from the menu.
The demo on Win UBCD was Chinese to me, and justa bout everyone in the workshop. The instructor is a professional, and we're mostly hobbyists or use comps at work.
Borrowing a CPU is not do-able.
There's no other reliable program for testing CPU defects? Otherwise, since it wasn't the memory, and we've ruled out the mobo and PSU, I'll just send it back to Intel. The other question was, would you recommend a better fan/sink with the new CPU? This one is not doing the job, with the temp at 138. Something not too pricey but reliable.