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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

 

Or 27.7. Version 27.7 was the first version of Prime95 to use the AVX instruction set.

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Or 27.7. Version 27.7 was the first version of Prime95 to use the AVX instruction set.

Yeah. I'm not sure what the difference between 27.7 and 27.9 is but either should work fine. biggrin.gif
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Yeah. I'm not sure what the difference between 27.7 and 27.9 is but either should work fine. biggrin.gif

 

LOL yep! When they released it, I was like, "and this is different how?" Sure I could compare the release notes, but meh.

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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.
For some reason I lol'd at this.
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For some reason I lol'd at this.

 

Oh haha I didn't even think of it like that. "Go big or go home!!!" hahahaha

 

Really though, having a CPU like the 5820K overclocked to 4.0 GHz is nothing. Its turbo frequency is 3.6, so it's just a 400 MHz overclock. Then if you're cooling that with a very good water cooling system, ......... yeah.

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For some reason I lol'd at this.

Oh haha I didn't even think of it like that. "Go big or go home!!!" hahahaha

Really though, having a CPU like the 5820K overclocked to 4.0 GHz is nothing. Its turbo frequency is 3.6, so it's just a 400 MHz overclock. Then if you're cooling that with a very good water cooling system, ......... yeah.
Yeah they could probably do 4ghz at stock voltage or maybe even undervolted. Well previous chips could I have not played with these newer chips.
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Yeah they could probably do 4ghz at stock voltage or maybe even undervolted. Well previous chips could I have not played with these newer chips.

 

Yep! When I say "overclocked Haswell CPU" (or Haswell-E), I mean like say 4.5 GHz.

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post #28 of 61
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Or 27.7. Version 27.7 was the first version of Prime95 to use the AVX instruction set.

Actually Version 27.1 had initial support:
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New features in Version 27.1 of prime95.exe

1) 32-bit FFTs optimized for AVX-capable computers. Intel Sandy Bridge computers should see a 25% speed increase.


27.3 added 64-bit optimizations.
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New features in Version 27.3 of prime95.exe

1) 64-bit optimizations for AVX-capable computers. Single core benchmarks on Intel Sandy Bridge computers should see a decent speed increase. However, running on 4 cores runs into main memory bandwidth bottleneck. Sandy Bridge-E CPUs with 4 memory channels should avoid this problem.





Personally the best CPU stressing tool is x264 (~14+ hours).
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I don't remember seeing 27.1 or 27.3 being released on their site, so that's why I don't know about 27.1 or .3.

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OCCT or Prime95
Memtest also handy when overclocking fsb
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