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The maximum are only 20 runs. But believe me that, that program puts the CPU to a complete stress. Take a look at the GFlops smile.gif. Look at Prime95. People use it for hours because it doesn't stress the CPU THAAAT much. On the other hand, LinX ONLY WITH THE AVX PACK will stress the cpu so much to levels that any program could equal; within 20 minutes of stressing, if it doesn't fail, then it means it's a stable OC.

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Not sure where you got the idea that passing 20 runs on IBT means an overclock is stable...a long pass (12hours+) on prime95 is a better indicator of stability thumb.gif

@OP looks like a decent overclock, I would like to see some prime95 results if possible. If you could do the same overclock results with an overnight p95 pass that would be really good smile.gif
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Ok so today I left my CPU stressing for 10 Hours with Prime95, here a picture of the final results:

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My final thoughts are: Finally I was correct: LinX will stress the CPU a lot harder than Prime95 (I'm not saying it's better). As you could see, with Linx in only 10 minutes my CPU reached 77°C (didn't get above that luckily). With P95 on the other hand, it couldn't even reach the 70°C.

My recommendation after using both programs is to use Linx. Why? Because it will work to verify if your OC is stable or not. Here, it's not a matter of how long you leave your CPU stressing, it's a matter of how MUCH you stress it. You can leave Prime95 for days stressing the CPU that your PC won't fail, but if you face a program that stresses the CPU more than Prime95 does, then it can make your CPU fail in just minutes. And if LinX stresses the CPU more than Prime95, why wouldn't exist other programs that do that too?

$ilent: I already sent you a PM thanking you, but believe me: LinX works better smile.gif.

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Ok so today I left my CPU stressing for 10 Hours with Prime95, here a picture of the final results:
overlcockingresults.png
My final thoughts are: Finally I was correct: LinX will stress the CPU a lot harder than Prime95 (I'm not saying it's better). As you could see, with Linx in only 10 minutes my CPU reached 77°C (didn't get above that luckily). With P95 on the other hand, it couldn't even reach the 70°C.
My recommendation after using both programs is to use Linx. Why? Because it will work to verify if your OC is stable or not. Here, it's not a matter of how long you leave your CPU stressing, it's a matter of how MUCH you stress it. You can leave Prime95 for days stressing the CPU that your PC won't fail, but if you face a program that stresses the CPU more than Prime95 does, then it can make your CPU fail in just minutes. And if LinX stresses the CPU more than Prime95, why wouldn't exist other programs that do that too?
$ilent: I already sent you a PM thanking you, but believe me: LinX works better smile.gif.
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A lot of instability is BSODs on idle. P95 is a better indicator of that, because of long-running, it's just overall better for testing stability. Sure LinX might 'stress' harder, but that doesn't test for stability purely stressing it.
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Linx does not work better, it just makes the cpu get hotter. As Zorphon pointed out, linx only tests for an hour or so, you can be testing with prime95 and have it fail after 10 hours. But thats up to you if you prefer linx. Also turn HT on with that 2600k and try running prime95 for 12 hrs
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ITS NOT even with HT.. your 2600k's potential is ought to be a WASTE.. but nice CLOCKS..
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ITS NOT even with HT.. your 2600k's potential is ought to be a WASTE.. but nice CLOCKS..

The 2600K works better for 99.9% of games with HT off, so you're a waste... to each his own, right?

Now really, do you know what's going to happen when I enable HT? The temps will go from 65C° to 75°C or so. That's it. As I'm an intelligent person and think with my brain and not with my ass, I'm not going to turn on HT when I'm going to get those temperatures. Mostly because I'm not going to use all those 8 threads (in games, which is what I mostly do on my PC, besides from chatting and surfing the web, activities that don't require 8 threads).

Why i bought i7 and not i5? Wise question. Someday I may get a water cooling kit for both my GPU and CPU so maybe then, just maybe, I will enable the HT option.
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So for all of you who endorse Prime 95, if you are are going to get a failure what is the average amount of time that this happens? I don't know that I have ever gotten a failure after 90min or 2 hours. I have left it on overnight many times and it never failed if not in the first hour or so. I don't know that I like beating on my CPU to that degree. I feel like in 12 hours you perform 3 months worth of wear, lol.
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A lot of instability is BSODs on idle. P95 is a better indicator of that, because of long-running, it's just overall better for testing stability. Sure LinX might 'stress' harder, but that doesn't test for stability purely stressing it.

What you're stating there is a different definition or concept of stability in CPUs. I'm not wrong, but neither you are. So who is right? You? Me? No. Both. And you know why? Because now that I think about it, Prime95 and LinX are stressing programs, but for different purposes.

For instance, LinX will put your CPU to the worst from the worst scenarios, but just for 20 minutes. If the CPU doesn't fail during those 20 minutes, that means there's a big chance for your CPU not to fail when it's on a high demand. On the opposite side, P95 will stress the CPU for a long period of time, but not so hard. That way you will know if the CPU is, for example 24/7 ready without failing at that level of OC.

To sum up, the best thing to do, in my opinion, would be using both programs, just to have the certainty that your CPU won't fail on neither cases.
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So for all of you who endorse Prime 95, if you are are going to get a failure what is the average amount of time that this happens? I don't know that I have ever gotten a failure after 90min or 2 hours. I have left it on overnight many times and it never failed if not in the first hour or so. I don't know that I like beating on my CPU to that degree. I feel like in 12 hours you perform 3 months worth of wear, lol.

Months of wear rolleyes.gif Maybe if you have hot temps lol.


@op He was telling you to turn on ht because your cpu uses less voltage without it I for one would like to see what the chip is capable of biggrin.gif
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So for all of you who endorse Prime 95, if you are are going to get a failure what is the average amount of time that this happens? I don't know that I have ever gotten a failure after 90min or 2 hours. I have left it on overnight many times and it never failed if not in the first hour or so. I don't know that I like beating on my CPU to that degree. I feel like in 12 hours you perform 3 months worth of wear, lol.

There is no average time really, but I have had tests that have failed after 9 hours...so when people say go for 12 hours they mean its because there is every chance it may fail after hours or it may not.
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