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OCCT Good to Use to Test for CPU Stability?

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I've been out of the loop with OCing since work has consume much of my time. Now with my new position, I'm finally having time to experiment with my rig to see what is't capable of doing biggrin.gif

Is OCCT good to use? I see there's a OCCTPT 4.40 weirdsmiley.gif (it's been a while for me doh.gif ) Should I still only use Prime? What about IBT?
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I recommend Prime95 for a few reasons:

 

  1. It consumes far less memory
  2. It consumes far less resources
  3. It opens instantly. OCCT takes like what, 5-15 seconds to open? Why? Y'know what I mean?
  4. The Small Data Set, Medium Data Set and Large Data Set tests are the same as the Small FFTs, Blend, and Large FFTs tests

 

 

Unless you have Windows 7 SP1 and the latest Linpack modules, IBT isn't going to take advantage of the AVX instruction set. Even so, I'm of the opinion that IBT is not worth it because it gets the CPU hotter. It makes me think of Furmark.

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I've been playing with my over clocks lately, and occt will run with no crashes for 12 hours plus while prime95 will fail at the same voltage and settings.

I do find that linpack with avx option ticked (what I use) on occt will fail faster then prime95 when you're farther away from your ideal target Voltage.
   
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