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    BurnInTest for Windows V7 Beta release

    We are pleased to announce that a Beta release of V7.0 of BurnInTest Professional is now available for testing.

    The BurnInTest Professional Beta build can be downloaded from,


    Please try it out and let us know what you think and any problems you find. Our email address is shown here:

    We have also updated our WinPE document to create bootable BurnInTest media, a draft is available here:


    Release 7.0 build 0000 rev 19 - BETA SOFTWARE
    31 August 2011
    - Correction to the CPU test for systems with more than 64 CPUs.
    - Correction to the Memory adjacency test - when the system was low on memory the test could report false errors (Error verifying data in RAM).
    - Changed the Standard Network test to have two types of tests (1) Internal loopback or (2) a test of all available Network ports. The preferences User Interface has been simplified. This overcomes timeouts that could be reported with the previous test when "Test all available Network ports" was set to "No".
    - Correction to the standard network test when an invalid IPv6 address could cause BurnInTest to crash at the start of the test.
    - Changed the Sound loopback test mechanism to use longer sampling durations. This resolves a problem where the test could report false positives when the CPU is under heavy load.
    - Corrected a crash bug with the Hard disk temperature collection when BurnInTest is run for 12hours+.
    - Corrected a problem where the main BurnInTest window was very unresponsize when monitoring the temperature of newer AMD GPUs and the CPU was hard on 100% utilization.
    - Temperature monitoring could lower CPU load, this has been corrected.
    - Changed the CPU Quicktests to monitor CPU temperature only (if available). Changed the 2D and 3D Quicktests to monitor GPU temperature (if available). Changed the Disk Quicktests to monitor Disk temperature (if available).
    - Corrected a memory leak in the temperature monitoring of newer ATI GPUs that could cause BurnInTest to crash after very long test runs.
    - System information now displays USB 3.0 host controllers and the devices on the hubs behind these host controllers.
    - Corrected the re-sizing of the Event list.
    - The retry timeouts for some error types has been standardized.
    - Some minor improvements to additional information event messages. Some information event messages have been moved from normal to level 1 trace logging.
    - Corrections to Test preferences window tab orders and default buttons.
    - The V6.0 syntax for the SETLOG scripting command is now also supported for backward compatibility with V6.0 scripts.
    - When BurnInTest is run on WinPE 3.x, BurnInTest did not report the COM ports in the System Information section. This has been corrected.
    - Other minor improvements and corrections.
    - Help file updated.

    Release 7.0 build 0000 rev 13 - BETA SOFTWARE
    2 August 2011
    - Corrected the standard network test duty cycle for the standard network test.
    - Added a default test video file for Video Playback if no other video files are available or selected.
    - System information summary now displays SSD's separately from HDD's.
    - Improvements to the Memory test window display. Corrected a minor bug with the memory pre-test where an additional Test cycle was performed.
    - Changed the definition of Cycles for the 3D, Network, Video Playback and USB tests to better balance the cycle count across tests.

    Release 7.0 build 0000 rev 12 - BETA SOFTWARE
    27 July 2011
    - New AMD CPU (APU) System Information included.
    - Temperature reporting included for new AMD CPUs (APUs).
    - Updated the Event Log display to scroll for any new entries.
    - Corrected a bug where some HDD and Optical disk events where not displayed in the event log.
    - Corrected a BurnInTest hang when a lot of test events are logged simultaneously related to the new Event Log display introduced in Beta rev 11).
    - Minor correction to the event log format in text log files.
    - Corrected the Chip type description where gibberish could be displayed after the description string.
    - In the case that 2 GPUs from different vendors were installed, it was possible that the description for one of these was incorrect. This has been corrected.

    Release 7.0 build 0000 rev 11 - BETA SOFTWARE
    20 July 2011
    - Added new disk self tests, short and extended. These are a set of built-in routines implemented by the vendor to perform failure diagnostics on the disk.


    Touch screen test:
    • BurnInTest now supports the testing of touch screens using the separate PassMark MonitorTest product as a Pre-test plugin. PassMark MonitorTest allows single touch tests and multi touch pan, zoom, rotate and tap gesture tests.
    CPU test improvements:
    • The number of CPUs (Packages x cores x threads) that can be tested has been increased to 256 (where supported by the Operating System).
    • The duration of the individual CPU tests have been balanced to provide better coverage of some SIMD CPU instructions.
    • It is now possible to raise an error on a user defined CPU temperature threshold being exceeded. It is also possible to automatically stop testing in this scenario.
    • Improvements to CPU test memory allocation mean memory allocation errors that may have been reported as out of memory CPU errors are now not reported as CPU errors, but more likely as memory errors.
    Memory test improvements:
    • The memory tests have been optimized to test with higher loads on memory and to run more quickly.
    • A new memory adjacency cell test is now included to help detect more memory errors where accessing a memory cell changes the value of an adjacent memory cell.
    • The ability to investigate system issues after an event that crashes BurnInTest (like a driver crashing BurnInTest) has been improved. Specifically, in V6.0 the memory test could continue to run if BurnInTest had an unrecoverable error, this could make the system less responsive during post failure investigation.
    • The memory test display has been improved to display write and read speed for the Standard memory test and to not display any previous test results when starting a new test.
    Disk test improvements:
    • SMART monitoring and reporting is now available on many external drives (previously only available on internal drives).
    • SMART reporting for disks is now supported when running a physical disk test (previously only available on a disk volume test).
    • The physical disk test is now available on formatted disks (that do not contain Windows installations or paging files). In V6.0 the physical disk test was only available on unformatted disks.
    • A new disk test mode, Quick physical drive test, is now available for the physical disk test. This tests the most important parts of the physical disk and a random selection of the remainder of the disk. This provides for much quicker disk testing.
    • It is now possible to raise an error on a user defined Hard disk temperature threshold being exceeded. It is also possible to automatically stop testing in this scenario.
    • Hard disk temperature monitoring is now supported on many external drives (previously only available on internal drives).
    • Improvement to Temperature preferences where disks that do not support temperature monitoring are better filtered from the user selection.
    • The floppy disk has been removed from the default disk preference selection.
    Standard Network test:
    • Test up to 12 NICs (up from 6).
    • Test IPv6 on Vista and later (as well as IPv4). Note: If the user option, Test all available NICs, if any IPv4 network address is specified in preferences, then all local NICs must support IPV4. Similarly, if any IPv6 network address is specified in preferences, then all local NICs must support IPV6.
    • The Standard network test duty cycle load is now more linear (in V6.0 100% duty cycle was significantly higher load than 99%).
    • The default timeout has been increased from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.
    Advanced Network test:
    • Test up to 12 NICs (up from 6).
    • Select to test from up to 20 local NICs (up from 10).
    • Test can now test IPv6 on Vista and later (as well as IPv4). Note: BurnInTest and the Endpoints must support IPv4.
    • The test window now displays all of the NICs being tested and it’s Endpoint.
    • The test preferences now includes a Display Endpoints option to make it clearer the number of endpoints currently available for testing.
    • A low throughput threshold value can now be specified to raise a throughput error.
    Optical drive test improvements:
    • The Optical disk configuration file is now portable across systems where the optical drive configuration is different.
    • The number of Optical drive tests has been increased from 20 to 26.
    • If Select all available drives is selected and the automatic detection of optical drives determines there are no drives, then the optical drive test is turned off.
    2D test improvements:
    • 2D video memory test cycle count definition has been changed so that 1 cycle represents 1 full pass of the video test memory.
    USB test improvements:
    • Test up to 25 USB ports with the PassMark USB 2.0 Loopback plug (up from 10). This also requires V7.0 of the USB 2.0 Loopback plug device driver.
    • The PassMark USB 2.0 Loopback plug is now compatible with other USB products from other vendors. BurnInTest 7.0 supports USB testing when these other USB devices are connected. Specifically, a 3rd party USB device uses the same internal name as the USB 2.0 Loopback plug (with V6.1 of the device driver and earlier) which meant that that USB device needed to be removed before USB testing could be conducted with BurnInTest.
    • A new option to auto detect the number of USB plugs connected has been added. There must be at least 1 plug for the test.
    • A new Temperature tab has been added to allow the monitoring of temperature over the test period.
    • Temperature can be monitored and reported for 6 temperature sources (up from 3).
    • Temperature can be monitored and reported for some nVIDIA and AMD GPUs (as well as CPU and Hard disks).
    • Temperature can now be graphed for 6 temperature sources.
    • Temperature sources can now be automatically selected by BurnInTest.
    • The final test temperatures are now displayed after the test has completed (and reset on start of tests).
    • The frequency temperature values are sampled can now be specified. The sampling now occur regardless of which tab is displayed (previously the Results tab needed to be displayed).
    • Selecting the Maximum CPU temperature as a Quicktest no longer turns off temperature monitoring.
    • It is now possible to raise an error on a user defined CPU, hard disk and GPU temperature threshold being exceeded. It is also possible to automatically stop testing in this scenario.
    • Hard disk temperature monitoring is now supported on many external drives (previously only available on internal drives).
    • Scripting has been extended to allow many common preference settings to be set. Specifically, the new scripting commands have been added:
    - SETCPU
    - SETRAM
    - SETUSB
    • BurnInTest can now be signaled to stop (and exit) by an external application.
    • If a script file does not exist in the My Documents directory and no path is specified an error message is now displayed.
    • The Pre-test, launch application and don't wait now uses the default directory (like the wait version) for configuration and scripting.
    • Updates for newer CPU and GPU models.
    • Improved maximum CPU speed measurement.
    • Improved the RAM module information that is displayed and reported. Detailed RAM SPD module information is now available with trace file logging.
    • More than one report type can now be automatically saved, i.e. text, html and customer certificate can now be selected.
    • The trace file format can now be selected (rather than being the same format as the main report file). Specifically if the report is HTML, the trace file can be text (which is easier to analyze).
    • Increased the length of report event lines from 100 characters to 200 characters. In particular the report line length was previously truncated for some customer Plugins and Windows systems events.
    • Corrected the Logging Preferences, Clear results and append to existing log file, option (which was creating a new log file for each test run).
    • Improved support for not Latin (e.g. English) character sets. While BurnInTest is in English, some information collected from the system or entered by the user may now use non-Latin character sets.
    • BurnInTest has been changed to run with elevated administrator privileges as this is required for some tests and quite a lot of system information. This also allows temperature monitoring to be turned on by default.
    • The "FAIL" definition has been changed to include critical, serious and warning events, but now exclude information level events.
    • All events may now be configured to not be reported if they are not meaningful in a specific test environment (by setting to NONE in BITErrorClassifications.txt).
    • A "preferences editor" mode has been added to create test configurations for just about any system, without needing the hardware (e.g. configure hard disk to be tested that are not on the local system).
    Last edited by David (PassMark); 08-31-2011, 06:52 AM. Reason: Updated to Beta 19

  • #2
    Is BurnInTest 7.0 only evaluate version at present ?

    I want to pre-test BurnInTest 7.0 on my machine. but BurnInTest 7.0 is only evaluate version at present and just can pre-test for 15 minutes. 15 minutes is not enough to torture my machine. I cannot evaluate whether I need to replace BurnInTest 6.0 with BurnInTest 7.0 or not. I has purchased BurnInTest 6.0 license key but I can not purchase BurnInTest 7.0 to get full time-setting to pre-test BurnInTest 7.0 on my machine from PASSMARK software.
    Can I use any way to get full time-setting to pre-test BurnInTest 7.0?
    The BurnInTest is excellence test software. I love it. and I am BurnInTest fans.
    I have purchased BurnInTest 5.0 and 6.0.
    Any suggestion will be appreciated

    Taiwan Jesse


    • #3
      Please send us an email, and I will send you a license key that is valid for the Beta version of BurnInTest V7.0. Our email address is here:


      • #4
        Many thanks for support

        I has sent my e-mail address to help at passmark

        Many thanks for support.