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Just this morning I decided to start this Folding@Home thing.

And I have found that what I thought was a stable n safe OC (passed 18 hrs Prime95, 50 runs of IBT, 12hrs of OCCT AND endless hours of gaming) is not.

I have had to bump my voltages up a fare bit.
4Ghz @ 1.4vCore old
4Ghz @ 1.5vCore New and folding biggrin.gif

So why don't we use folding as a stability tester?
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haha, i said the same thing when i first started folding. folding is definitely a great tool to use to see if your so called stable oc is stable. but good ol prime and ibt are good for base line overclocks.
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Just this morning I decided to start this Folding@Home thing.
And I have found that what I thought was a stable n safe OC (passed 18 hrs Prime95, 50 runs of IBT, 12hrs of OCCT AND endless hours of gaming) is not.
I have had to bump my voltages up a fare bit.
4Ghz @ 1.4vCore old
4Ghz @ 1.5vCore New and folding biggrin.gif
So why don't we use folding as a stability tester?

Folding doesn't completely test all the instruction sets of the CPU, using programs like P95 can test parts of the CPU that folding won't.

That's why for a system to be truly 'stable' you need to do many tests, personally I recommend P95 for 12+ hours and IBT on Very High or Maximum for 10+ passes, that should give you a good level of stability.

However if you want to go for completely rock solid then some people recommend 48 hours of P95 and hundreds of passes of IBT aswell as AIDA64, 3DMark and other programs.

Also 1.5v sounds like a lot of voltage. thinking.gif
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Sometims it's the opposite-- folding stable for days but IBT destroys it in minutes.
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