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RealBench and/or OCCT. Mostly, RB, though. P95 and Linpack are like the Furmark of CPUs when it comes to the unrealistic heat output.

Hell, I did 15min of RealBench to test my OC stability, and I haven't had a bluescreen since. That was about 5 months ago. Also, basic OS nagivation and web browsing is a great way of testing for stability, though you are more prone to corrupting your OS. That said, it's best to stress test on a clean installation because I've corrupted many OS installations due to bluescreens from stability testing. Making an image of the drive beforehand helps out a lot too so you can load the image after you're stable.

I have to agree. I always had used Intel burn test for previous OC testing. With my 4770k, I switched to RealBench. I played with the OC trying to get 4.5 Ghz stable and once I got through a couple runs of RealBench, it was stable. That was about two years ago. Video editing, gaming, clean OS installs multiple times etc. no issues.
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post #12 of 61
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TwoCables whats your opinion on IBT vs Prime95? I've always been a long P95/Orthos user with occasional IBT. I've read time and time again where IBT for extended periods of time can degrade the CPU. It does seem to stress the CPU a little more than say P95.

 

IBT that doesn't use AVX isn't stressful enough to do anything, but IBT with AVX gets the temperature up too high for my comfort. So, I prefer Prime95 - and that's also what I was taught when I bought my 2500K.

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TwoCables is it safe to use Prime95 on Haswell-E? I understand that it can be kinda dangerous and has a bad rep, but I'm not exactly sure why..
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TwoCables is it safe to use Prime95 on Haswell-E? I understand that it can be kinda dangerous and has a bad rep, but I'm not exactly sure why..

 

I think they say it is. The reason why it's dangerous on overclocked Haswell CPUs is the heat can skyrocket to CPU-killing temperatures. Some of OCN's Haswell experts have told me that in the beginning with Haswell, a few OCN members killed their CPUs using Prime95 - they found out the hard way, which taught us all to stay far away from it with overclocked Haswell CPUs.

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Yes, but A) I have haswell-e (5820k), and B) my temps are fine, maybe high 60s?
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Yes, but A) I have haswell-e (5820k), and B) my temps are fine, maybe high 60s?

 

Oh hmm. So, it's overclocked and you still get just the high 60s running Prime95's Blend test?

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post #17 of 61
Handbrake seems to bring Haswell through Skylake to their knees.
Not sure about Sandy Bridge.
post #18 of 61
I use Realbench.

There's certainly nothing wrong with using p95 for SB/IB but I have not had an instability occur thus far if a CPU of mine could pass a couple hours of Realbench.

If you use p95 though be sure to grab the 27.9 version for SB/IB
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post #19 of 61
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Oh hmm. So, it's overclocked and you still get just the high 60s running Prime95's Blend test?
Yeah, I've got it at 4.0ghz at 1.15v
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Yeah, I've got it at 4.0ghz at 1.15v

 

Oh, that's why. It's hardly even overclocked at all.

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