Originally Posted by miklkit
That's what I already have.
even though the version is the same version its still not the same IBT. the one from the beginning of this thread although it looks the same does not run the same. AVX will provide better results.
Originally Posted by radcheck86
Alright guys this is my first post on overclock.net so be gentle
. I am new to the overclocking game and want to work on getting my fx-8350 up to about 4.5 ghz. I have read several guides on how to do it and am fairly certain I will be able to pull it off. My question is when I read the max temp is 62C is that referring to the cpu socket temp or the core temps. I have HWmonitor installed and can read the socket temps easy enough. What do I use to see the actual core temps (if they are even relevant). Thanks.
FX-8350 = Stock clock speed
Asus m5a99fx pro r2.0
Kingston HyperX 16gb 1600
Gigabyte 7950 = OC to 1100/1350
Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo
Dont expect to take that 8350 too far with the hyper 212. My goal was 4.5 and i couldn't quite make it. Atleast not 100% stable. let us know how you do though or if you need any help
Also as mentioned above hwinfo64 is much better for monitoring and keep an eye on those temps! I myself only got to 4.3ghz stable with a fairly high vboost (you can probably get 4.4 atleast pending LLC/Vcore I think your Asus will perform better)
Originally Posted by hurricane28
I know a lot of people use OCCT and is a stability test it loads CPU to the max and RAM up to 95%...
For everyday use OCCT is an very good stress test program but maybe when you do some more CPU intensive stuff prime95 is possibly better.
I do not use my CPU to the max a lot but soon i want to work with adobe aftereffects and some music programs and that gives my CPU a real workout and than i maybe want to be prime stable but as for now OCCT is working just fine, i am stable at 2hours of OCCT and never had blue screens or any other hick ups
I could be wrong about this because I dont really take the time to fully test it and dont know who would really. But there has been many times I have been OCCT stable and unable to become P95 stable until higher volts.
In theory wouldn't it be possible if your only OCCT stable and still have minor errors occasionally with p95 that youd most likely not blue screen, but could have errors in programs?
Have you ever tried encoding a video and seen if there was any glitches throughout? or maybe compiling and de-compiling large files to check for errors?
Just kinda curious myself if p95 can return an error with some people who are unable to get p95 stable (or choose not to), shouldn't the same type of results happen during other heavy usage programs? Even if they go un-noticed as a small glitch or even a screen tear or something
This is the reason I choose to only use OCCT for voltage monitoring and OCCT or IBT AVX for fast stability checking (use only while overclocking but once max occt + IBT AVX overclock reached use p95 to verify and solidify stability)
I dont know how much it matters but I want my processor to return 2+2=4 everytime lol
Originally Posted by Pill Monster
Running Prime or IBT for hours on end is a good way to burn up your CPU and VRM's, not to mention unnecessary since there is no way a CPU will ever be put under that much stress in normal use.
POVRay or Cinebench, 3DMark 13 (Firestrike) or even your favorite game of MetroLL are all relevant stability tests. I even use HyperPi sometimes to do a quick check,.
If Joe Bloe can run all his games and apps for weeks on an overclocked rig end without a BSOD but not pass P95 - does that mean his system is unstable?
Oh - and Handbrake is another good one.
Well the M5A97-EVO is a fantastic board, prob the best 970 board around and it's a very capable overclocker.
As mentioned above its not really the fact that i expect to ever get my PC up to that level or even that temperature that stress testing can. Its that If somehow it does, or if it is even only 80% stressed, is it still going to return the proper result everytime?
The purpose of using prime95 is to see that the result expected to happen happens. Its so simple thats why its so perfect for stress testing it not only loads the cpu but asks it a difficult question it already knows the answer to.
Even if you can play games without blue screen or encode movies without problems wouldnt you still feel better KNOWING that its not going to be a problem. KNOWING that you wont blue screen or have trouble prior to playing or encoding or whatever you may be doing. Knowing that 2+2 always equals 4 in your processors thoughtless "brain" lol
After 12 hours of prime95 i know i can leave my computer on overnight folding without problems, overnight encoding movies with no problems, overnight with a game running cause i passed out in the chair, no problems. You may be able to do all these same things but at the same time was there a small gitch in one of those moments you didnt notice? Id prefer to KNOW there wasn'tEdited by dmfree88 - 9/20/13 at 1:32am