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Yeah I will run it for probably a good 12 hours, I just had to turn it off and thus cut my test short.

If it's prime 95 stable for 12 hours, do I still need to run memtest or can I pretty much say I'm stabel?
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Yeah I will run it for probably a good 12 hours, I just had to turn it off and thus cut my test short.

If it's prime 95 stable for 12 hours, do I still need to run memtest or can I pretty much say I'm stabel?
No you don't need to run memtest after 12 hours of prime. I personally don't like memtest86, I can pass hours after hours of memtest test 8 but not even pass 2 seconds of blend
    
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I'd say it was stable.

Like someone said before, if your ram wasn't stable Prime would pick it pretty quick and fail.

I think that Prime is a better test of ram stability than Memtest but thats just my opinion

EDIT: Damn Boredom, you are just too quick
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Well I ran prime 95 for 3 hours and no restarts, so I assume my RAM is stable, although I havent used memtest yet.

What are safe volts for DDR2 RAM with stock volts listed as 2.0-2.1?
When I was fiddling with my OC I ran prime95 for 12 hours and it was fine. I then ran Memtest86 and it picked up RAM errors on the first pass on tests 5 and 6. Definitely run Memtest. If you still have an old floppy drive kicking around, just make the memtest bootdisk and you don't have to waste a CD.
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BTW, OCCT may quickly shed light on the stability too! Then once you have a stable OC recheck with memtest86.
    
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When I was fiddling with my OC I ran prime95 for 12 hours and it was fine. I then ran Memtest86 and it picked up RAM errors on the first pass on tests 5 and 6. Definitely run Memtest. If you still have an old floppy drive kicking around, just make the memtest bootdisk and you don't have to waste a CD.
I had the exact opposite experience, I did 5 hours of test 8 but failed prime blend in 2 seconds

I guess you should run memtest86 then, to be on the safe side
    
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