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I understand that it is used to stress the **** out of a CPU but how much stronger is it than a heavy load caused by gaming or other intense tasks? Can anything really come close to Prime95 like heavy gaming for a long period of time on max settings or running a virtual machine?
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Not in my experience. P95 is a torture test, as it goes far above and beyond normal, real-world usage/loads.

 

My sig rig barely blinks at virtual machines, even when I have several running at once.

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I see. So then I am worrying about my 955 @ 3.8GHz @ 53C to 57C on a Prime95 load for nothing then, right?
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I see. So then I am worrying about my 955 @ 3.8GHz @ 53C to 57C on a Prime95 load for nothing then, right?

Really depends on ambient room temps and what effect your GPU being in use will have. I've usually been 5-10C below my max P95 load temps while gaming in the same ambient temperatures. But my GPU tends to heat up my case so it could vary more or less for you.
     
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Really depends on ambient room temps and what effect your GPU being in use will have. I've usually been 5-10C below my max P95 load temps while gaming in the same ambient temperatures. But my GPU tends to heat up my case so it could vary more or less for you.

That makes sense. I believe some of the higher end games I play usually sit at 48C to 50C. I think I've seen Crysis 2 spike to 53 though.
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I understand that it is used to stress the **** out of a CPU but how much stronger is it than a heavy load caused by gaming or other intense tasks? Can anything really come close to Prime95 like heavy gaming for a long period of time on max settings or running a virtual machine?

I do 3D rendering for film/tv which loads procs to 100% for hours on end, never see temps even approaching Prime95 temps.

If one of my machines is Prime stable for 30 minutes, it will render 24/7 indefinitely without crashes or instability.
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