>>>anyone have any advice on tests of individual cpus in multi-cpu systems? what
>>>we'd like to do is be able to excercise one or the other cpu to see if we
>>>could force a failure.
>>I don't know much about them, but I have seen a "blank CPU" that you can
>>put in one of the slots of a dual CPU pentium II, that turned it into a
>>single CPU pentium II, but that came with the system in question.
> Newer CPUs don't require those CPU terminator cards; you can just
> remove a processor. However, I don't think that's quite what the OP was
> looking for.
> I don't quite understand why the OP is looking to "excercise one or the
> other" and "force a failure". IMHO it would be better to stress both
> CPUs simultaneously until one or the other fails.
I just realised another possibility anyway, in XP at least you can just
assign proccesses to a cpuid, i sometimes do this with games (game on
cpu 1, everything else on cpu 0), not worth it for games though.