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post #5261 of 9471
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So I reduced the offset by -.005 or -.0005 (I forget the exact decimals) and I ran the torture test for an hour and the temperature peaked only at 83 degrees the whole time. it was a 46 multi and the voltage fluctuated between 1.296 and 1.312. Is this a safe long term overclock? Anything else you think I should do?

that's a nice OC you got there! use it for a while, continue testing.
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what about "max fft size (in K)?" the default value it gives me is 4096... do I use that or the value Kenny has on his guide? Cuz I tried both default value and his value and I still freeze within 3min of test... even with stock voltage and a multiplier of 35.
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what about "max fft size (in K)?" the default value it gives me is 4096... do I use that or the value Kenny has on his guide? Cuz I tried both default value and his value and I still freeze within 3min of test... even with stock voltage and a multiplier of 35.
I you can use either. there may be a benefit to leaving the FFT range as 8-4096 since each FFT size stresses different aspect of the system. FFT time = 5

so, if you clr cmos, reset only those parameters you need to boot (storage config, ram XMP, etc) it still fails? if yes, you need to test your ram with memtest86, or make sure you have it set correctly.


please fill out rigbulder , edit your sig and "show my stuff". format a usb key fat32, post with it in, f2 to bios ad hit F12 on each bios page - scroll where needed so we can see all settings (not needed for stock - only when you start to OC again).
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ok I filled it out. Currently on campus in class but left prime95 BLEND stress test running since that works.


How much different are kennys custom test to the default blend test?
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ok I filled it out. Currently on campus in class but left prime95 BLEND stress test running since that works.
How much different are kennys custom test to the default blend test?
best for Kenny to answer that. either way, you need to stress the system robustly. I suggest throwing some IBT in too in order to test heat management. it's also a good method for a quick stab while tuning.
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With the whole stress testing stuff, is it really necessary to test for 12+ hours if the longest I ever game is an hour or so? Could I just stress test it for say 2 hours?
    
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With the whole stress testing stuff, is it really necessary to test for 12+ hours if the longest I ever game is an hour or so? Could I just stress test it for say 2 hours?

This guide recommends 1h. But you reasoning is right - you should test in accord with the intended use of the rig.
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ok I filled it out. Currently on campus in class but left prime95 BLEND stress test running since that works.
How much different are kennys custom test to the default blend test?
best for Kenny to answer that. either way, you need to stress the system robustly. I suggest throwing some IBT in too in order to test heat management. it's also a good method for a quick stab while tuning.

My custom settings test each FFT quicker and only goes up to the FFT that seemed to give SAndy / Ivy the most trouble. This FFT is about half of the max FFT allowed. The higher the FFT the less it stresses the CPU and more the mobo.

So my custom test will test the CPU a lot more and still test the hardest FFT to pass.
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With the whole stress testing stuff, is it really necessary to test for 12+ hours if the longest I ever game is an hour or so? Could I just stress test it for say 2 hours?

Yes. The most I have tested anyone of my systems is 1 hour.
(Notice I'm not on the Olympic List. The one I created. Ironic huh.)

You might get 1 random BSOD a month or even less than that. All it will do is restart the system back up fine.

I say in the guide that 12+ hours are for folders or video editors. For browsers or gamers, 1 hour is fine.

The Olympic List is there for any build that wants true proven stability and to show others of their accomplishment.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 4/2/13 at 4:48pm
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I wonder, do you have an established procedure how to determine the actual Vcore you're posting in this thread? Due to Vdroop it can vary quite a lot in the various Prime tests, so do you have one specifically chosen for this?

I think you should clarify this in the guide. Some people may be posting their idle voltage, others their Prime voltage on light load, and even others for LinX or IBT. It makes it rather confusing to compare.
1.5v under heavy load could actually be a lot more under semi load or even idle (if power saving features are disabled), and there is a chance you won't even notice that if you're not aware of this already and are only testing with full load (as you're never going to see the higher voltages that way).
So you should be aware that the 1.5v mentioned are only valid for idle with all power saving settings disabled. If you're actually seeing 1.5v under Prime, chances are that you're spiking well over it already.


I myself use either Prime 960k for 26.6, or 864k in Prime 27.9 to determine the Vcore. Both settings seem to stress the CPU the most and will cause the largest Vdroop and hence the lowest Vcore (as long as LLC doesn't interfere too much, but I have that disabled altogether anyway).
Also, LinX does ramp up the load even one more notch and will display an even lower Vcore than Prime on any run (and higher temps, too).
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