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I did 150 tests of IBT on maximum. Is that stable?
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Possibly. Possibly not.

But probably, yes.

You won't get a concrete answer - the only true test of stability is to run it over long periods of time through various usage scenarios. (which constitutes as normal PC usage )
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Well, maybe it would've failed at 151, maybe it would've failed at 150001. You can't know it is 100% stable unless you run the stability test forever, though generally, 12 hours is enough.
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When I run Prime95, I get a BSOD around 2 hours after starting it, but don't get one with IBT. I mainly game so is 150 test of IBT good? (I should have said that in the first post.)
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I did 150 tests of IBT on maximum. Is that stable?
What that tells us is your IBT stable; there are countless posts across this forum from people that pass one program, but fail another...

Run Prime95, too.

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When I run Prime95, I get a BSOD around 2 hours after starting it, but don't get one with IBT. I mainly game so is 150 test of IBT good? (I should have said that in the first post.)
See what I was saying...
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At what ram did you run it at? If you just leave it at 2gb's its much easier to pass. But regardless like others have said, you never know you can run it for two days and then crash somewhere else. I prefer prime for sandy. I'm sure your good though.
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You can never know 100% always stable, I just run the 25 max IBT and if it survive I call it good and if I see a BSOD down the road I deal with it then.
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At what ram did you run it at?
I'm using 8gb of ram.
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I'm using 8gb of ram.
Just a few thoughts...

I'd much rather do everything I possibly could on the front-end to ensure consistent system performance vs. dealing with random BSOD's down the road.

If you're crashing @2hrs. into Prime, you're not stable; as it stands, you've passed IBT, and that's great. A little fine tuning of things should get you to the point where overnight runs of small, large, and blend (Prime95) complete without issue.

Whatever you do...good luck.
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That's pretty stable, but stability has to be proven over a long period of time. I'm a big fan of using folding at home to test stability. I was stable in every benchmark and stress test over night, but I couldn't get more than a couple days of folding in without a random bluescreen. I finally bumped the voltage up 0.02 and I haven't had a bluescreen since.

I will admit, my stability testing was pretty overboard, but I really like knowing that I can leave my computer for any period of time and be confident it won't give me any trouble.
    
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