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I have wondered this for a little while now, which torture test do you all run when testing cpu overclock stability?
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post #2 of 12
Blend because then i get overall system stability.

However i like to use memtest to also test my ram.

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post #3 of 12
As The_Fury said, use blend and memtest for complete CPU/mobo/mem testing.
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Eh, large for CPU stress-testing, blend for memory testing.
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post #5 of 12
Small for CPU stress testing while also running Memtest. I usually run dual instances of Prime95 (small) while also running Memtest for Windows and ATI Tool, all at the same time.
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post #6 of 12
I'm not sure whats best for overall stability testing, but for maximum load and highest temps, use large.

2 instances running small gives me the same results a 1 instance running large. (ie, only running at 50%)

So yeah, large seems to push your cpu harder.
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post #7 of 12
i run large then memtest
post #8 of 12
I run two instances of large and one of small. That maxes out my cpu and ram completely
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post #9 of 12
large, then memtest then a random series of benchmarks back to back, then post on OCN, then a few more benches, then BS on OCN some more

Works well for me - then when I do 24hr prime95 runs, its blend all the way
    
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post #10 of 12
Why not just use the blended test on Orthos? Its a better tool than p95...
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