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post #11 of 17
You usually want to run prime95 for about a day. 60c is really not that hot. Compared to 75-80c which is extremely high. As well, please phrase your sentences a little more clear. Perty difficult to understand
post #12 of 17
IMO

24 Hours= way too much
12 Hours= some people like this but still too much

The absolute very minimum is 3 hours. This has to do with the way the prime 95 blend FFT iterations work. Large FFT's stress ram and NB, small FFT's stress cpu core. 3 Hours will hit all the bases.

People will disagree with me but I've found this to be a very good stability test for games and most applications.

One exception though
. Any program that is run full stress for 24 hours (say folding smp) may defy this minimum stress. This may have to do purely with heat or just prolonged stress. Another case is where you will crash even with 3 hours prime stable. My only advice to you is do what you think is best for your system. If you see no crashes running day to day apps then you should be good. If you see crashes then you know you need to make some adjustments.

If you are just playing games and other normal activities, 3 hours is plenty.


By the way, intel burn test is crap. Doesn't test ram or IMC stability whatsoever, it purely stresses the cores.

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Originally Posted by crayzcreationz View Post
im Running the same Setup Hes Running in the Store he has in Cali he has a Gaming Store and He built A Comp for the store so people can pay to play. He has the 965 Be with the h50 the same setup almost close to the same Motherboard but mys is newer and Better he told me. He gave me the same Setups he has in the bios and he has the systems at teh shop running really stable it should be the same for me huh.
No, the same settings will not always work. Every piece of hardware vary's in overclockability. His settings will not always work for you.
Edited by Slappa - 5/26/11 at 1:37pm
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post #13 of 17
I agree-i,m starting to beleive that running prime 95 for 12-24 hours is only ones choice if they are running an intensive program for that long or if they just want to know,I have for years used prime and have had manny oc,s fail after 3-12 hours-but run perfect with everything from serfing the net to on line gameing for hours, i still run it for 12-24 but only becuz i,m use to doing it.

Also-i,m am not quite sure about the new v26 64 bit prime, i have used it since its been out and have had my systems failing at oc,s i dont beleive they should have, i since have gone back to the v25 64bit, and my systems have all been passing the same oc,s that v26 would fail.
    
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post #14 of 17
straight from prime95 stress.txt:
Q) How long should I run the torture test?

A) I recommend running it for somewhere between 6 and 24 hours.
The program has been known to fail only after several hours and in
some cases several weeks of operation. In most cases though, it will
fail within a few minutes on a flaky machine.

there ya go. minimum 6 hours. ive failed after 8.5 hours and ive failed after 16 hours and ive failed after 18 hours. if it fails, its unstable.
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post #15 of 17
yes...we went thru your setup. its should be stable. it turns out it was the gpu that was unstable due to not having enough voltage for the overclock. problem solved. =) glad to help anytime i can. hehe. 2 to 4 hours of prime blend should be enough. after using it for month or so...you know if its stable or not. you can just feel it. the eyefinity setup been running over 6 months and i havent seen a blue screen or any coruption in windows.
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post #16 of 17
Prime blend for 7-12 hours will do the trick.
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post #17 of 17
Or you could not even use on like me, I do the old play some games, do my normal stuff &...


IF it fails, go back and see what I can change, usually voltage.
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