Originally Posted by Cyro999
So you see Prime is a bad indicator for Haswell stability
I've said this a million times in this thread (maybe you're new to the thread and missed it) but P95, OCCT, Aida64, all of them are completely useless
for determining stability on Haswell. I passed 12 hrs of every stress test out there only to fail instantly upon gaming at only 4.5GHz. Then I started over again with stock clocks etc, began using games to test for "initial stability" as I call it, and worked up to 4.8GHz with no trouble at all. After gaming for many hours, I tested with H.264 encoding and THEN
I ran those useless stability tests for hours on end. In no circumstance was I able to play BF3 multi for one hour and then fail any
other "test" I could throw at my OC.
Test with games for the quickest result - then move onto testing with what the PC will be used for most - I game and edit video so that's how I tested. Some will say they don't game so why test with games? Because it will find instabilities faster than stability tests 99% of the time on Haswell, and will also sniff out instabilities that tests such as P95 seem to miss on Haswell.