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PassMark BurnInTest Linux™

V4.0 build 1005

Latest release date:
10 April 2019

What's new in this release?

Free 30 day evaluation, then:
Linux Edition: AU$139.00 (inc. GST)
(See sales page for more pricing details)

Hardware requirements :
64 bit 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:

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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 and Supported Linux Distributions

64bit Linux is required. Administrator privileges are required for certain tests. The following distributions are supported for BurnInTest V4;

Linux distributions that meet the following requirements may work but are not fully supported;

Linux Component V4 Graphical
(Current release)
V4 Command Line
(Current release)
Kernel 3.10 or higher 3.10 or higher
glibc 2.17 or higher 2.17 or higher
Qt 5.6.1 or higher N/A
OpenGL Included in Qt N/A
libusb 1.0 1.0
ALSA sound 1.0.20 1.0.20
curl 7.29.0 7.29.0
Platform 64 bit only (x86 based) 64 bit only (x86 based)

Linux Component V3 Graphical
(Old release)
V3 Command Line
(old 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
Platform 32 & 64 bit (x86 based) 32 & 64 bit (x86 based) 32 & 64 bit (x86 based) 32 & 64 bit (x86 based)

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

V4, 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.

Unsupported Linux Distributions

These distributions are known to have difficulties installing the required libraries to run BurnInTest (graphical version) and are not supported;

The command line version requires far less libraries and should work on most distributions.

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.

The 64bit command line versions is 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.

BurnInTest Management Console (optional)

The PassMark BurnInTest™ Management Console Web server application allows test system information, test status and test result information to be managed centrally for BurnInTest tests.

Upgrade Information

Free upgrades are available for existing users who purchased and received their keys after 18 November 2016. To upgrade any version of BurnInTest Linux to BurnInTest Linux V4 please visit our Upgrade order page for details.

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