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Prime95 is a better stability tester than Linpack

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For my particular i5 2500k at least. I could make 50-100 passes of LinX (latest Intel Linpack libraries with AVX) with 90 percent ram usage (6GB out of 8GB). However, I would crash Prime95 26.6 custom 6GB blend after the 8 hour mark even though temps were about 8-10 C lower.

Did anybody else have similar experiences with their 2500k/2600k?
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This is why nobody really uses IBT / Linpack anymore.
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Opinions vary, but the recognized standard is a 12hr blend run with Prime95; LinX (AVX) is an attempt to lower the testing time while achieving the same level of stability.

As you can see, end results don't always exactly match the desired outcome.

Edit - For the sake of clarity: Think about the differences between the two programs, just what each is testing, and how; that may shine some light on your stability issues.
Edited by jlells01 - 10/7/11 at 2:46am
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