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I need to do quick stability tests to see when my voltage isnt enough so i know when to raise it while im trying to lower it(if that makes sense).I was thinking IBT but im not sure what i should put the stress level on and how many times to run it...

Currently at 4.4ghz with manual voltage of 1.29v and trying to lower it and also pll to in effect lower my temps a little(currently at 71C in prime95)
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For a quick test IBT/Linx is your best bet. Make sure to set memory usage to all and even for a quick test I would run it 10-15 times. You should fail pretty quickly if your off by alot on your voltages but when it's time to check for 24/7 stability I would run it 50 times and then run Prime95 blend for at least 8 hours. Everybody has their own definition of stable though, some people don't call it stable until you run prime for 24 hours.
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Originally Posted by TiMmAy Kc;13626160 
For a quick test IBT/Linx is your best bet. Make sure to set memory usage to all and even for a quick test I would run it 10-15 times. You should fail pretty quickly if your off by alot on your voltages but when it's time to check for 24/7 stability I would run it 50 times and then run Prime95 blend for at least 8 hours. Everybody has their own definition of stable though, some people don't call it stable until you run prime for 24 hours.

By memory usage to full you mean putting the stress level to maximum? If so that takes forever to do 1 run nonetheless 10-15 times... If not can you please clarify? For example... do i keep the stress level on standard and just put the stress level on custom with high ram usage? Im confused here...
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I have not used IBT in a while, I've been using linx which is basically the same test with a different GUI so I'm not really sure what it's different settings are. If you want to try linx here is a link, with memory usage set to all it takes a little over 2 minutes per run.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=201670
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When it comes to stability, why rush it?
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Originally Posted by Richenbals;13626358 
When it comes to stability, why rush it?

I simply wanted to know what settings in IBT would be ideal to point out a quick problem in voltages rather than have an 8 hour test for each voltage... and it could be quite possible that i have another 5 .005v jumps until i reach my lowest voltage and if thats the case you would see why im asking axesmiley.png
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still 5-10 runs linx. cant rush it. u could just drop the volts till wont boot then clear cmos and reset it smile.gif thats fastest way but not stable. then up volts 2-3 times and stress.. start low and work way down . or up if you go to far down ,
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Agreed - LinX and IBT are good for quick and dirty.

Also consider OCCT. I find that helpful for medium length tests (@ 1hr)

Of course the gold standard is Prime95 at a minimum of 12 hrs.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo;13626589 
still 5-10 runs linx. cant rush it. u could just drop the volts till wont boot then clear cmos and reset it smile.gif thats fastest way but not stable. then up volts 2-3 times and stress.. start low and work way down . or up if you go to far down ,

Yea 5-10 runs is fine however theres a HUGE difference in times between maximum stress level and say standard stress level...Since no one's directly answering i think i will try to use 10 tests at high stress level for my quick tests eh-smiley.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by icefire7454;13626678 
Yea 5-10 runs is fine however theres a HUGE difference in times between maximum stress level and say standard stress level...Since no one's directly answering i think i will try to use 10 tests at high stress level for my quick tests eh-smiley.gif

Okay, sorry, I didnt realise you wanted that info smile.gif

Linx:20 runs
IBT: 10 runs

If its going to fail, it will do it quickly and within those runs

OCCT: 1 hour of OCCT LinPack

Prime95: no less than 12 hrs FTW

Hope that helps
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