LinX is a tool for testing system stability by performing a benchmark test (Intel Linpack). The test could reveal hardware problems in the CPU or RAM. If you are overclocking your CPU then this test is important to check the stability of the system. The test is solving systems of linear equations the number of which is specified by the user. Download the free CPU and RAM Linpack benchmark via Downzen by clicking the download button on this page.
- The good
- Nice and simple UI.
- Completely free.
- Control over the number of equations, the number of re-runs and the number of threads.
- The bad
- During the test we did, the Graphs option did not work.
How to use LinX
Before you start the test there are a few things to set up,
- The number of linear equations to be solved, this option is set up from the problem size dropdown menu.
- The memory size to be used during the test.
- The number of times the test will be re-run.
- The number of threads, this option is accessed from the settings.
To check system stability LinX compares the time required to solve the same problems in each run, if everything is working properly then these timings should match, but in case there was a problem the timings will differ in each run indicating a CPU or RAM problem.
The final verdict is displayed in the status bar on the window of the tool plus a detailed table with the recorded values.
- Simple and easy to use UI.
- Support for Intel and AMD CPUs in both 64-bit and 32-bit flavors.
- Option to stop the test on the first error.
- Ability to select the number of threads.
- Read data from Speedfan and Everest to include information about CPU temperature in the test results.
Download the free CPU tester LinX
To get the latest version of LinX with a direct and fast download link via Downzen, just click the download button on this page.