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Man, it's been a while since I posted here lol. Anyways! I have my x2 3800+ running right now. I have two instance of Prime95 running (the affinities are set to 0 and 1) along with SuperPI running the 32 test. My CPU usage has been on average 55% () It has peaked at about 80% though.
I have installed the dual core optimizer and this is a fresh install (4x 80gig )
Right now while typing this response the CPU usage has gone between 2 and 41.
The first Prime95 is running, slowly but passing tests. The second prime95 ran the first test and has not made any more progress. After I saw this (this is still the case) I decided to run SuperPI and it too is passing the tests but slowly.


Are these the results of an unstable Overclock, or do I need more Dual Core patches?
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Which stress test are you running?

If you are running the Blend, it won't always max it out. You've gotta run the one where it stresses CPU
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I was thinking about that but, I have set the affinities for the separate instances. I have tried each of the tests, I don't think that one normal instance of prime95 only uses 5%.
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It will when it's only testing the RAM....

Stress Test the CPU Only.
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Ok, click Options>Torture Test>Small FFTs and then Ok.
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also when torture testing your (P95, SP2004, OCCT) CPU its not necessary to set the affinity with 2 instances of the tests running, the CPU will automatically use Core 0 and 1 when at 100%
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also when torture testing your (P95, SP2004, OCCT) CPU its not necessary to set the affinity with 2 instances of the tests running, the CPU will automatically use Core 0 and 1 when at 100%

Kind of...I don't know. only SP2004 really lets you choose the cores. But for stability testing to find out if each core is in itself stable, you should ensure that you set the proper affinities.

As a fail safe if you will...
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