Of course, we subjected the DVD266-R to our usual motherboard test suite. Our test setup involves continuous looping of the following programs:
Distributed.net RC5 Client, High Priority – Stresses processors
SETI at Home Client, High Priority – Stresses processors & memory bus
MadOnion 3Dmark2000 – Stresses AGP bus
Intel IOMeter, Default Access Pattern – Stresses PCI/IDE bus
NullSoft Winamp, Looped MP3 Playback – Stresses PCI bus/Sound system
The above programs are each run separately to ensure they function on their own, then are all run synchronously for 72 hours. All crashes are noted. While our benchmarks were conducted using only 256MB of DDR SDRAM, in order to keep scores consistent with other setups, our stability testing was conducted with all four DIMM slots loaded, for a total of 1GB of memory.
Hardware Analysis would like to thank Apacer Technology Inc. for providing 1GB of their PC2100 DDR memory used during testing. For more information on Apacer products, you can visit http://www.apacer.com