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how many rounds of intel burn test do you need to be stable??

post #1 of 10
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im at 4.6ghz. 1.39v max. finished 50 rounds of IBT max temp was around 70 celsius. then i did 20 rounds on maximum max temp was 74 celsius on core #2
do i need to do any more rounds or am i 100% stable now?
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post #2 of 10
Jeez I'd say that's pretty stable. You should also do some prime testing too because for some reason they can detect different kinds of instability.
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how many hours of prime95? i did around 6 hours last night before i went to bed
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post #4 of 10
Well the equivalent to what you've done with ibt would be somewhere around 8-12 hours, 24 if you really want. Personally, I do much less.
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post #5 of 10
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so 6 hours is enough?
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post #6 of 10
Yeah in my opinion. If you can do that much ibt and 6 hours of prime95, it's hard to imagine your cpu ever getting more stressed than that in normal operations.
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post #7 of 10
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cool!
ill play some games now
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post #8 of 10
I call it good after 12+ hours of prime95 blend. If it makes it 12 hours its pretty solid. I don't use ibt. I've seen overclocks that were ibt stable and fail in under a couple minutes in prime95. IMHO ibt is worthless and only good for killing your cpu.
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I call it good after 12+ hours of prime95 blend. If it makes it 12 hours its pretty solid. I don't use ibt. I've seen overclocks that were ibt stable and fail in under a couple minutes in prime95. IMHO ibt is worthless and only good for killing your cpu.
Well what's interesting is that it can go both ways. You can succeed in one and fail in the other. I've found that using both is the best option.
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post #10 of 10
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im lazy so im just gonna hope its stable. not gonna test prime 95
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