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Well have fun smile.gif
How about some pics of your pc?

Sure I can post some pics once I have built it. I hope to have it built by the end of this week. It won't be very exciting to look at though! I don't do any modding yet. It's just a HAF-X case with all the fans replaced with red LED ones. Actually I think the GIGABYTE G1. Sniper 3 MB is ugly but it's an awesome MB functionally. I was thinking of adding a 3rd or 4th GTX 680 but I have no clue how to find a PSU with 8 PCI-E leads to power 4 cards. It would also be overkill, I will probably save the money for next years build!
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Thats a bit to fast lol.
Put in 50% or more of your available RAM to test with.
I always test wih 4096MB, 20 runs take about 30minutes then.
Still alot faster then P95 though.
Also, what make's LinX so handy is that it gets your CPU hotter then P95.
After your LinX stable and your going for the 12 hour P95 run you can just simply walk away knowing that your PC wont overheat anyways.

Kinda lost me there! I was just testing my current rig, not my new one which is not built yet. On this rig I have 8GB DDR3 1600MHz but my new rig will have 16GB DDR3 2400MHz.

Oops! I see the problem. I didn't alter the memory value in LinX, 5 mins was for the default 772MB setting! Running it again set to 4096MB now biggrin.gif

Is CPU-Z the best temperature monitor as LinX has none?
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Kinda lost me there! I was just testing my current rig, not my new one which is not built yet. On this rig I have 8GB DDR3 1600MHz but my new rig will have 16GB DDR3 2400MHz.
Oops! I see the problem. I didn't alter the memory value in LinX, 5 mins was for the default 772MB setting! Running it again set to 4096MB now biggrin.gif
Is CPU-Z the best temperature monitor as LinX has none?

CPU-Z doesn't monitor temps.
Use either Real-Temp or CoreTemp to monitor your temperatures.
    
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Kinda lost me there! I was just testing my current rig, not my new one which is not built yet. On this rig I have 8GB DDR3 1600MHz but my new rig will have 16GB DDR3 2400MHz.
Oops! I see the problem. I didn't alter the memory value in LinX, 5 mins was for the default 772MB setting! Running it again set to 4096MB now biggrin.gif
Is CPU-Z the best temperature monitor as LinX has none?

Yes CPU-Z for monitoring clocks and core voltage.

Get something like RealTemp or CoreTemp for monitoring temperature's

* Aarghh, got ninja'd by Stuut. ph34r-smiley.gif
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Now I feel stupid having downloaded CPU-Z and seen it didn't monitor temps! I am so used to OCCT doing it all. I will download both of your suggestions to see which I like.
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I always do at least a 4 ghz + OC before I install Windows :lachen.gif:
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this is always my favorite part "urgent need"
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I would advise anyone to not oc before installing os. If you install the OS on an unstable overclock, you risk corrupting data during install (most likely if the ram is not stable).
    
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I would advise anyone to not oc before installing os. If you install the OS on an unstable overclock, you risk corrupting data during install (most likely if the ram is not stable).

I had never thought of that at all. The last thing I would want! That seals it for me then. I will overclock after testing and a week of regular use to be sure all is good prior to messing with any overclocking. Thanks for the very useful info there.
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Yes CPU-Z for monitoring clocks and core voltage.
Get something like RealTemp or CoreTemp for monitoring temperature's
* Aarghh, got ninja'd by Stuut. ph34r-smiley.gif

Real Temp is perfect, I especially like the temp display in the system tray. On my current rig temps maxed out at 74C@4.6GHz 100% load. I am hoping my new rig will be somewhat cooler than this.

The LinX test is taking about 1 hour to do 20 passes.
Edited by Connor1MacLeod - 5/14/12 at 8:04am
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