yes, Prime is a list of scrolling numbers, you can check your CPU load by checking the task manager graph.
Also, take your vCore off AUTO right away. It is likely the cause of your high temps. You are probably using almost 1.4v since the AUTO voltage increases with the FSB even if it doesn't need it.
Set your vCore to 1.2 and run the dual prime tests, see what your temps are and see if it passes 12 hours stable....
Originally Posted by pbasil1
Yup, just a few mins into testing. Lets say 3-5 mins. Some people wait for like 6 hrs to check temps... lol this is totally unnecissary. The cpu will heat up to load temps much quicker than that.
Actually, the temp you see after 3-5 minutes is not 100% accurate. Some heatsinks can become saturated and will actually build up heat over longer periods of time. Usually it is not much, maybe 1-3c, but it is important information, especially if you run 24/7. Besides, you should be testing the overclock with at least 8 hours of stress test anyway