Originally Posted by manicd
4.68 here on air. Prime95 running for more than a few minutes is a waste if you want the best overclock. Your most demanding game or application is what you should be using as the final test for max overclock. Use prime95 to check for stability/errors for new settings but don't run it for more than a few minutes. 1-2 minutes is good enough. Then load your game and see if it crashes or not.
If you are going to run Prime for 1-2 minutes, you 're just wasting your time and kidding yourself (click on my signature for examples). Prime is SLOW. If you want "fast" , you get IBT AVX and do 10 runs on Very High.
1-2 minutes of Prime isn't stresstesting, it's illuding yourself. If you want the best overclock, don't run any stresstest. Prime or IBT don't serve for best overclock. They serve for stable overclock. If you don't care about stable overclock, then there is zero reason to run them at all.