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It took me 2hrs or so to run 23 runs of IBT on max mem

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Is this normal?

Is there something else, (LinX possibly?) that I can use to stress test my PC that does so in an efficient manner?

23 runs were done in roughly 2 hours. I don't recall it taking this long before on previous rigs.

I only avg about 60 GFLOPS which is BS considering I should be hitting at least 90GFLOPS. I don't really care, because that's always been the case with my rigs in the past. ie Q9550 low GFLOPS, Core i7 920 low GFLOPS. Whatever, I don't care, this isn't about GFLOPS.

Is this normal to have to wait this long. FWIW, I'm using about 90% of my memory as well.
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You can try folding... tons of reports of 24/7 prime stable machines crashing from folding. Also it will work your cpu / mem very hard but at the sametime won't produce a ton of heat.
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Have you installed SP1? With it the latest AVX instructions will be used, and your GFLOPS will increase (basically double).
Linx is the same thing as IBT basically.
There is no way around the fact that stability testing takes time and patience although you don't need to use the maximum amount of memory and using less will make the runs quicker.
 
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Is this normal?

I only avg about 60 GFLOPS which is BS considering I should be hitting at least 90GFLOPS. I don't really care, because that's always been the case with my rigs in the past. ie Q9550 low GFLOPS, Core i7 920 low GFLOPS. Whatever, I don't care, this isn't about GFLOPS.
At what clock speed? At ~3.5ghz even my 760 gets 50-51GFlops. So no, unless it's stock clocks, I don't think it's normal.
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def not normal, but I dont care about GFLOPS. Let me see if I have SP1 installed. Sec.

EDIT, I don't. Let me install SP1.

So you guys are saying who care about memory right?

All I want is to see CPU stability, so 90% mem is useless correct?
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Installed SP1 and get 110gflops at 4.5GHz

Also ran on standard mem and it takes 8 seconds to do one run


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