Originally Posted by writer21
With my 3570k I run 1 hour prime blend. If it passes without error and whea errors I'm usually good to go since all i do is game or browse. Then I keep event viewer open at all times and watch for whea errors while gaming. There have been only a few times where 1 hour was not enough and I got whea errors while gaming even though prime passed for a hour. So when that happens I just up vcore and it goes away. Been stable ever since. One thing with the 3570k is it rarely bsod. Usually I can get whea errors and still do what I do but thats not really a good thing.
RARELY BSOD? You should never BSOD, you're taking shortcuts with your stability testing which is never advised. If you're fine having a semi-stable system that crashes once in a while then fine but most people would rather have a 100% sable system which only takes a bit more effort to attain.