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After doing a bit of research, some are happy with just 1 pass (I think that's too little), some let it run for a few hours / some 6hrs / 8hrs to overnight testing (12hrs+). I read that going over 72 hours is basically going too far. I'm not sure what would be an acceptable length of time to check for stability. Im currently on the 4th pass (nearly 5 hours) w/o any errors.

I'm trying to get a stable overclock for my Gskill memory sticks at these timings/speed 9-9-9-28-2N/1866mhz@1.55v (default 8-8-8-24-2N /1600mhz@1.5v). So for how long do you recommend me to run Memtest86+ for? Thanks in advance.
Edited by merwan - 10/2/11 at 9:54am
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Originally Posted by merwan;15148719 
After doing a bit of research, some are happy with just 1 pass (I think that's too little), some let it run for a few hours / some 6hrs / 8hrs to overnight testing (12hrs+). I read that going over 72 hours is basically going too far. I'm not sure what would be an acceptable length of time to check for stability. Im currently on the 4th pass (nearly 5 hours) w/o any errors.

I'm trying to get a stable overclock for my Gskill memory sticks at these timings/speed 9-9-9-28-2N/1866mhz@1.55v (default 8-8-8-24-2N /1600mhz@1.5v). So for how long do you recommend me to run Memtest86+ for? Thanks in advance.

I normally run 3 passes. Any errors or unstable OC will show in 3 passes. The final test you can run as long as you want.
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It's been 6 hours (nearly 6 passes) w/o any errors. Shall I stop it and can say it's very stable?
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It is 6 passes stable Memtest+86, yes.
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thanks ken. Rep+ for sure

Edit : stopped at 6 passes, no errors
Edited by merwan - 10/2/11 at 11:41am
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