Originally Posted by azanimefan
I gave up on prime95 for stability testing my 8320. After 4.6ghz it wouldn't pass anything, no matter what settings, every core would fail inside of 1 minute. had to learn about IBT and OCCT to stabilize my piledriver at higher clocks.
I'm not posting any screenshots of the test for two reasons... someone would use my test as an excuse for using an unstable clock then something bad would happen and they'd blame me... despite the fact that I don't usually test for hours and hours on prime I will say that if it fails prime right away with all threads running then something is wrong... IBT AVX in my opinion is a great fast way to test when set on very high.... but this OC ran Prime for 6 hours 40 mins last night on a single thread with no fails... no errors... but I know for a fact that it would drop 2 cores within a minute if I run an all out assault on it from prime.... I mostly was running this experiment for personal curiosity... I've done it and many others have run unstable settings for ages with no side effects... I've said it before, but despite all my suicide runs and wild tests on unstable setups, this OS lives on... and the one on my laptop had to be "refreshed" not to long ago, honestly I think it was the bloatware that came with it, but really don't know. It will pass IBT avx on very high and I even run prime on it for a few hours to see how it handled temps since it had a no questions asked warranty... it downclocked like a champ lol... sooo I am forced to conclude that 100% stability is a false sense of security. (never mind that it can never actually be achieved due to inherent data loss rates of ssd, hdd, ram and other components) Now, does this mean I recommend running a known unstable OC... not unless you don't mind re-installing your OS, cause it can happen.
The other reason for no screenshot.... I forgot to take one... rofl
oh this am, I started tuning a bit... (bumping up the vcore for a start to bring it back to "stable"... not sure just how stable, but back where it would at least pass some full out tests Tuned the mem up a bit and CPUNB) interesting scores on cinebench R11.5 I got a lot higher score than the same OC did before.. here are the screenies.