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Would it be safe to run Prime95 overnight?

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My CPU seems to be pretty stable. I tried Prime95 for an hour on blend and it worked fine, I also tried 13xx and 17xx LLT's (forgot what they were) for 30 minutes each and they worked fine.

I just want to make sure it is safe to run overnight without my PC crapping out on me or something.
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It'll be no problem, many users do. The only way I'd say not to is if your nearing your thermal limit on the hour run. Even if that was the case, your computer would shut down before damage is done.

So basically, go for it.
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If it is within safe temperature you should be fine overnight, I usually check for stability by leaving it on overnight and wake up to see if computer crashed or whatnot.
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lol, it's definitely fine. Just leave it such that it wont restart upon BSOD.
    
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I do it all the time, I usually start Prime95 stress testing at night when temperatures are much cooler and leave on it until I wake up. In fact I run two instances of Prime to make absolute sure it is stable.
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Originally Posted by bl1nk;15209875 
It'll be no problem, many users do. The only way I'd say not to is if your nearing your thermal limit on the hour run. Even if that was the case, your computer would shut down before damage is done.

So basically, go for it.

I don't think the heat is an issue. I 2500k stays under 75 degrees in Prime95. I should be okay right?
post #7 of 10
30 minutes tells you nothing...i've crapped out after 4 hours, and again after 8...my final OC i left for about 16 hours, and i felt good about it.

it's gonna be frustrating, but it's necessary to leave it as long as you can.
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How can I change what my PC does upon BSOD? Should I set it to restart or shut down?
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15209893 
I don't think the heat is an issue. I 2500k stays under 75 degrees in Prime95. I should be okay right?

Yes, you will be good; go for it.
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I always run it overnight. Any other time and I need the PC -_-
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