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basically what the title says.

also......

my sig rig is having memory management bsod from time to time very seldom and also cpu fan error on startup and have to press F1 to continue every now and then. When I built my rig(2years ago), I manually configured it to run at 1600mhz and cas settings of 9-9-9-24, but I just recently changed my DRAM voltage to 1.5(it was previously set to auto and speccy was reading 1.8V for memory controller) and so far no BSOD.

I also disabled the error report at start up since I read in forums that F1 error can be skipped.

I'm not very techy, so I ask for advice and stress test program recommendation.
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use occt or prime 95
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memtest, p95, and linx
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Instead of disabling the error report, find the fan monitor, and under speed set it to ignore. (Roughly, my mobo might not be the same)

For stress testing I use Linx (all memory, 20 runs), and to check your ram you can also use memtest.
    
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If you're trying to stress the CPU, than I would suggest prime95, linx, or wprime1024, and if you're trying to stress the memory, then you should try Sandra 2011 and SuperPi 32m.

I'm sure there are others for stressing the memory, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
use occt or prime 95
tnx i'll check it out.
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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
memtest, p95, and linx
i've heard of memtest and prime95, but don't know if it's the commonly used program.
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Instead of disabling the error report, find the fan monitor, and under speed set it to ignore. (Roughly, my mobo might not be the same)

For stress testing I use Linx (all memory, 20 runs), and to check your ram you can also use memtest.
Ah okay i will try that out....but will it also disable the readings on my EVEREST sidebar gadget?
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If you're trying to stress the CPU, than I would suggest prime95, linx, or wprime1024, and if you're trying to stress the memory, then you should try Sandra 2011 and SuperPi 32m.

I'm sure there are others for stressing the memory, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
Ah thanks for the info....would it be fair to say that Prim95 and memtest are the commonly used and considered the general stress testing program?
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post #7 of 16
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I don't want to be overwhelmed with the programs...what I want to say or ask is 1 standard or general program that is considered by many just to save me time researching and fiddling with. but so far prim95 and memtest are mostly recommended.
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post #8 of 16
prime95 is the most popular. run it on the blend setting and it will stress the ram a lot. memtest must be booted off a thumb drive or cd. let it run a few passes at least. linx or intel burn test uses linpack which is very stressful. it will heat up your cpu the most. but i've read that even the smallest instability in ram will cause that to error, so it's worth a shot.

best advice is try every stress test. they all stress your components differently. you can pass one stress test for days and error in a second on another. never rely on only one.
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post #9 of 16
Run Prime95 blend test, good luck

[3 hours is good for some > I let mine run a full day just to be sure, passed 24 hours]
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prime95 is the most popular. run it on the blend setting and it will stress the ram a lot. memtest must be booted off a thumb drive or cd. let it run a few passes at least. linx or intel burn test uses linpack which is very stressful. it will heat up your cpu the most. but i've read that even the smallest instability in ram will cause that to error, so it's worth a shot.

best advice is try every stress test. they all stress your components differently. you can pass one stress test for days and error in a second on another. never rely on only one.
Ah thanks for that detailed info....I'll start playing with prime95 first then and work my way up the list. +rep to you guys.
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