Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth
So I just got an error on worker #3 after 11 hours and 17 minutes so should I just increase my turbo boost by .01v? Think that would fix it? It sucks going through 11 hours of stress testing just to have to start again.
personally, IMHO, i think you some of you guys stability test way to hard. Why not run the software, application, program, or game that you will be using, crank it up fully and if it is stable, works right, like it should, and does not crash, is not that a good Overclock? What i mean is.. why dial the OC back down so you can run some artifical workload generator like prime95 when you could be playing your favorite game at a higher clock because it never taxes your cpu more than 50%.
unless your rig is for benchmarking and that is the primary purpose for the build. then i totally understand a 100% error free OC.
I have 4800, 4900, 5000, profile set in my bios they are all stable but this way i can control how hot i am running depending on the software app or game i am running.
I am so happy to be able to boot-up @50x 100.0 and a 1.5 Vcore and render a still or a few frames like a Xeon rig, but this is unavoidably in the upper 80's (Welcome to the ivy bridge) but i'm not going to run my rig that hot all day long.
remember this is just TonicX's off-the-cuff opinion so dont trip, but i want to discuss this because i will be better informed afterwards-- holla back!
dont look at it like it fail at 11 hours. look at it like it was stable max out for 10 plus hours!Edited by TonicX - 3/15/13 at 8:36pm