Originally Posted by schuck6566
In response to several post above this. Yes,stating "beta setting" or something similar would be nice. BUT! We have a problem when we say "Stable @ 243.8GHz with .003v" for example because there are Sooo many definitions of STABLE! (the above clock was sarcasm for those who missed it...) Do we use IBT to say it's stable?Prime95? OCCT? RealWorld performance of the computer?(It plays all my games,does all my video encoding AND browses the web without crashing..) 1 persons stable is anothers just getting started. All we can do @ this stage is take a majority of clocks,figure what they tested @ and try to improve. 1 friend doesn't use Prime95 because he says it's a torture test,and NOT likely to be what you'd encounter in real usage. I can see his point somewhat,how often are we using 100% of our cpu for more than 3 hours straight? (Most of my Prime95 core failures happen AFTER 3 hours run time) That's why I figure if I get @ least 3 hours of Prime95 blend running time then it's stable for me. I like CinebenchR15 because it lets me ck the cpu AND the graphics combined,which is my main thing. (I'm NOT doing music,ect.Just basicly gaming and internet.) And believe it or not,the various video test are also a nice way to test because they also contain test for the cpu alone. (3dmark for example) If it crashes or performs lower with a new OC,U know there's a problem U need to address. Meanwhile,it doesn't do us any good to jump on other members who are posting figures(I remember he WAS stable @ lower clock,and blew the psu when he was going for a higher OC)they are happy about. LOL, Some of the Early adopters of this mod believed you wouldn't be able to get past 3.4-3.6 without going past the 1.35v and be stable. many have proven that wrong. So,let's all just enjoy our mods,and work for what gives EACH of us the best comp performance experiance.
Edit: If the above mentioned program Lynx is actually LinX then you can ALSO run the Lin Pac option in OCCT which makes THAT just about as effective a test.
I do aggree, that's why i did not say any state about what is for me stable. I just said we can take linx, prime95 or IBT all or just one of them as a reference. Because in fact, there is not a single overclocked cpu that can be said to be 100% stable. Many people have many issues running different synthetic test. I can pass Linx but cannot pass Prime95. And IBT fails in the 9th test randomly, sometimes pass sometimes fails, but that can be solved easily by adding 0,00650v to the vcore (happened before while scaling).
In fact, when the IBT test fails, it tells you that that doesn't mean you are not stable in the vast majority of other test. But, anyway, i just wanted to point out that some kind of real info about the oc is necessary and desirable , because it gives us info about what to expect of a CPU if we were to buy another one or get the first one.
see this picture??
while i'm writing this, i am using the exact same vcore as i used to pass linx at 4,3ghz, and i can pass as many Cinebench R15 as you want at 1,41250v at 4,4ghz, but that doesn't mean i have a stable cpu. In fact, if i try 4,4ghz at 1,41250 (which is what i used to pass cinebench at 4,4ghz), i will get a bsod, no matter if i try prime, linx or ibt, i will fail. Cinebench at 4,4ghz does not even pull more than 1,416v from the core, while linx pulled 1,432v at 4,3ghz. Cinebench cannot be a rule of the thumb.Does this mean that if i manage to play games, browse the web, watch films or see 4k youtube videos, am i stable while i know exactly i will fail any synthetic test??? NO!!. And that's my point. There is not a single argument to say that if you can do what you normally do that's stable. This doesn't work like this. Or at least, i do not aggree with that statement. Because if that was right, i can be stable at 4,5ghz, and that's not true, not even not having bsod.
If you have your CPU at 4,7ghz and for you it's perfectly fine, it does what you need and you do have no problems at all, i have no problem in that. But, i think it's fair for others to say:
"For me it's fine, but this CPU will not pass any synthetic test". Problem addressed!! At this point, him telling me this, i know that a fairly good X5470 with a vid of 1.2375v is not stable at 4,7ghz running stress tests.
That's what it's about all this, isn't it??
And i'm sure that Tnlgg considered my comment not offensive, and if it was, i apologize sincerely, that was not my intention.Edited by Piskeante - 4/12/17 at 12:24pm