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Hi fellas. Just thought I'd hop on hear and say hello. I am new to this forum and after a quick look I'm thinking that i've found a great resourse. I do have a question though regarding stress testing my OC. I keep hearing about prime95 as a test for stability but am wondering if the stress test with Aida64 is comparable? In my noobish way i've just worked the multiplier on my 1100T from 16.5 to 20.0 to achieve my first overclock..... 4013 Mhz. All voltages, ram frequency and timing, FSB and HT frequencies are unchanged from stock. After 10 mins of Aida64 stress test cpu temp is 43 c with room temp at 26 c. Do I need to run prime95 overnight before i continue?
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Prime95.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
Prime95.
Meh. Lots of ways to stress a CPU.

I have a Thuban rig that'll clear Prime95, but will crash during Folding at the same OC. Intel Burn Test and Prime will similarly differ in the point at which an OC fails.

AIDA64 is nice because it has all the tools in one box for monitoring hardware. Only bad thing about AIDA is they don't tell you exactly what their stress-applications are doing.
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I think both are valid,
but for stressing the CPU cores I think nothing beats linx...
so I would say 1 hour of linx for testing the CPU
and some 6-10 hour of prime95 "blend" for testing the CPU+MEM should be good.
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Thanks for the replies. No matter though windows crashed at idle anyways. i m guessing that simply raising the multiplier alone that much will not bring success! The electrician in me tells me that if voltage remains the same and the cpu frequency increases(i assume this means more power needed) than current must increase. Have never seen a current reading on my machine. Obviously i must do some research. Help would be appreciated though. Voltage increase seems natural? I am attempting to oc simply my cpu for now and would like to leave dram and vid card as is. 1 step at a time. What is an acceptable voltage to apply to an 1100 T? mmmmm
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post #6 of 7
use Prime 95.
post #7 of 7
use linx then prime 95....
linx is the best for stressing cpus.....
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