Originally Posted by Minotaurtoo
I'm mostly waiting on a couple days off from work so I can do the runs and screenshots for the OP... I need a few hours that I can try different levels of stress... I'm not wanting to make it too hard to get in because passing IBT avx at standard isn't that hard...it's quick and pretty easy...but on very high it gets much harder... so I'm looking to make the OCCT test I choose be more like that standard run... I know that it will not be indicative of 100% stability, but as we already mentioned "stability is relative"... so basically I'm looking for that level of stability that will allow for "safe" 24/7 running without corrupting the OS and apps too quickly or causing strange behavior, but not looking for server grade stability... I know that sounds a bit like I'm rambling, but I hope it does explain at least why the process has been delayed.... I know my 5ghz profile is stable...actually more so than my laptop at stock lol... I've run it for over a week doing heavy compute tasks with no errors or troubles of any kind... but most people don't need that level.... anyway, I hope all will be patient with me
while I am working on this.
I understand man, no rush and take your time
Stability is indeed a relative term and there is no such thing as absolute stability..
The best way IMO is to run a few benchmarks like, CinebenchR15, CPU-Z benchmark and look for consistent performance. What i mean is that you run the tests multiple times 4-6 times and if the performance is consistent i call it "semi stable" which means that you can run benchmarks, browsing etc. Than you can do some gaming in games which use a lot of CPU, BF1 for example stresses my CPU to the max and i get very high temps compared to some other games. If this all works fine it doesn't mean that you can do everything with your machine just yet, if temps are okay during these tests you can try OCCT with AVX enabled for half an hour, this stresses the CPU to its absolute limit and it will show how high your temps can get to the max. If that is running fine, you can test for longer periods of time but IMO its not really necessary as in my own testing, i never got BSOD or corruption. Testing for stability is really hard and it can take A LOT of time as all our systems are wildly different.
It also depends on how you are going to use it, IMO if you do A LOT of rendering and encoding and other very heavy tasks on a daily basis, i would highly recommend not to overclock at all.. most software like Adobe After effects, Premiere pro, Sony Vegas will eventually crash because you are using your system to its absolute limit for long periods of time and as mentioned before, there is no such thing as absolute stability which we agreed on.
Now i am not saying that you actually said this but i find it kinda offensive if people are calling you (in general) out if you claim stability but don't show "proof" of it by showing an screen shot of IBT AVX..
I actually seen people shout at and name calling for no reason at all simply because they couldn't get IBT AVX 'stable" for 10 runs... Its ridiculous..
Good luck and i am looking forward to your new OP