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i was wondering how long do i need to run a stress test to ensure my cpu is stable. Thanks

Note: using prime 95
Edited by amd+ati - 8/16/11 at 9:07pm
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I do 12 hours.
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Prime95 stress test?? I usually like to run it for 6 hours or so. Some people go for as much as 24 hours but I think that's a waste of time. I usually run 20 runs of LinX and then play a few rounds of BFBC2. That game is highly CPU intensive and if it works there then I'm good to go. Also if you fold after doing all of that try to fold since that will tell you if you have an unstable overclock. Make sure to do this after you're LinX and BFBC2 stable as to not fail a bunch of WUs.
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I usually do about 12 hours of prime 95 but I like to put them through hell because I can't afford to have errors come along. 3-5 hours should be plenty though
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oh okay. Thanks.
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Prime95 is my staple - usually 10 hours, but I also use Y-Cruncher as it finds errors much faster than Prime - sometimes in less than an hour. My true test is folding. I have found that Folding is more stressful than any "stress" program including IBT and Prime
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i usually run Prime 3-4 hrs and then game for a while.
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