Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop
LinX stable doesn't mean you're Prime95 stable, nor does Prime95 stable mean you're LinX stable. You have to run both to see if you're truly stable.
Agreed, best bet if you want the most stability give all the programs a shot for a couple of days. I use Intel Burn Test and Prime95. You can do a custom load on prime95 and get your memory stress as high as IBT, but it doesn't seem to stress CPU as much. Either way as Devil said being stable in one does not guarantee stability in the other. I had my Q9550 rig pass 10rds of IBT, but fail Prime95 in 30 minutes. I usually like 10rds of IBT Maimum and 24hrs of P95 Blend. Since i've switched to using custom on P95 i've ran it for 12hrs and passed 10rds of IBT. And so far haven't run into any problems. Been playing BC2, BF3 alpha, Crysis 2, Coh, and doing my regular daily activities of what i use my rig for (gaming if you haven't noticed
) Stability is also matter of opinion. Lately i've gotten impatient and accepted 12hrs of P95 custom, probably need to run a full 24hr test. IBT/Linx are both great for a quick way to find out if your CPU/Memory is stable. I like to work my way up starting with a quick 5rds of maximum to see, then test 10 using the same specs, if it doesn't pass proceed to tweaking. It's an excellent stress test if your trying to reach a goal quicker than usual. Then you don't have to leave it over night.