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post #11 of 15
errr, it dependes on the test you do...
If you use small FFT on prime95, it will only test the CPU and cache, if you use large FFT you gonna test memory controller, memory, more an overall test.

IBT tests a lot of memory so its and overall system.

The problem with prime95 BLEND, its that it starts small FFT and grows larger, when they get large system BSOD's, that why people suggest 24hr prime.

If you want to use prime95 you can, but you gonna have to use custom test, and set to 4096k the size of the FFT, which is the largest one, and set memory to maximum you can.

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post #12 of 15
Some say prime is best, others say IBT. Do both then I don't do any Since i don't do any folding, I only care for game performance. If a game runs for a long period, then it's safe, why push the cpu unnecessarily. Some games crash even thou you are 72 hours ibt or prime stable.
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Some say prime is best, others say IBT. Do both then I don't do any Since i don't do any folding, I only care for game performance. If a game runs for a long period, then it's safe, why push the cpu unnecessarily. Some games crash even thou you are 72 hours ibt or prime stable.
Gaming is more of a reason than folding to make sure your CPU is running correctly.
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I have yet to see a game pushing my cpu above %50 usage. Games stress Windows Memory system(ram, page, gpu, etc) more.
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IMO as long as it's stable for what you're actually going to use it for, you're good.
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