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Ok to get it clear:

 

Is Linpack a very good, ok, or bad stress test for finding instability? Not heat, because we all know it's a real hottie. What about IBT? I made an entire thread for this one question because I'm getting conflicting answers.

 

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IBT is based on linpack.,
To answer your question yes linpack based stress tets are very good at finding instability quickly
Make sure you use an AVX enabled linkpack if your processor supports AVX.
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Some people claim they don't like it because they can't get it to work, or because the temps overwhelm their coolers. I have never seen a legitimate reason posted for why it is a bad stress test. I use it all the time as a primer test to get an idea if I am stable, and it can take minutes instead of hours. I like to set the equation sets manually. Usually if I can get through a handful of passes (usually 10) at a few different sizes (15000-17000 and then 20000-27000) then it will pass most other stress tests no problem. With that being said I still use multiple stress tests to gauge stability, but it is a great tool for making tweaks to your OC and then checking stability on the fly. The temps can get crazy depending on your voltage, so that is just another reason to set the data manually if you are weary of the temps being produced.

I drag the Linpack_xeon64 application file into the user command prompt and it prompts data entry.
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