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I'm about 30 mins into my Prime 95 blend for 4.5GHz at 1.35v to qualify for the sandy stable club.

I couldn't help but feel bored and feel the need to game.

I'm running blend and running CS 1.6 and there are no hiccups or slowdowns at all.

Even the audio is intact. And everytime I alt-tab out it's as quick as normal

I plan on gaming for a few hours, falling asleep and then, hopefully, waking up to a completely stable rig -- roughly 12 or more hours

So, how many of you stress test and game at the same time?
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You're doing P95 stock blend?

You need to force at least 6144MB of memory usage (6GB) in order to be stressing your memory and IMC since you have 8GB of RAM. Stock blended only uses 1600MB or roughly 1.55GB of RAM.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
You're doing P95 stock blend?

You need to force at least 6144MB of memory usage (6GB) in order to be stressing your memory and IMC since you have 8GB of RAM. Stock blended only uses 1600MB or roughly 1.55GB of RAM.
how do I force that? I think I know how, but I don't know what FFT to choose.
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Stress test... I ran prime95 for an hour or so a few months back on a 2500k, think I ran it for 4 hours straight a couple years ago on a 920.
Never gamed simultaneously though.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
Stress test... I ran prime95 for an hour or so a few months back on a 2500k, think I ran it for 4 hours straight a couple years ago on a 920.
Never gamed simultaneously though.
^This-I think my personal record is around 1 hour.
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I have my DS and Acekard Thats the one of the few reasons why one would get a console : console exclusives + kill time when you are running stability tests.

Just do 20 passes of IBT at max then, a lot faster than P95. Then game and if it BSOD just add vcore again.
    
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I'll play borderlands or tf2 while folding on 3 cores and the gpu, just so I can not stop folding while I game...

Doesn't seem to make any difference, other than the occasional hiccup.
 
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I do it some times but usually I just let prime95 run over night.
    
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I never do more then 1 hour Prime. So boring. And if I'm unstable, it always crash in the first 30 minutes usually.

And then I try some benchmarks like 3D Mark 11, Heaven, Metro 2033 benchmarks, etc.

And then I game.

I always find my rock-stable OCs like that, no problems.
    
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eh.i.ran prime95 while i went to work..so i could do the sandy stable thing..he never added me..why stress your cpu that much? btw..i don't think prime really does stress it that much...you can do whatever with prime95 running.i think it just heats up the cpu...but try to multitask with hyper-pi 32m running..that'll be a different story..
 
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