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Stability Testing - A Poll

Poll Results: How much do you value your overclocked system's stability?

 
  • 50% (15)
    Stability is a must! It's a tool, so reliability is key. I test rigorously and methodically.
  • 40% (12)
    Stability is somewhat important. As long as it doesn't crash when I'm gaming, I'm good to go.
  • 3% (1)
    Stability testing takes too long, so I kinda half-ass it.
  • 6% (2)
    Stability schmability. I go for benchmarks; my rig's just a toy, anyway.
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm back with another poll.

I'll be cross-posting this on to the Intel section as well, as it deals with overclockers' attitudes and thoughts on testing for stability.

Here's the question:

How much do you value your overclocked system's stability?

As always, you're welcome to offer your thoughts and opinions regarding the subject. All comments are welcome!

Thanks to you all.
    
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post #2 of 12
I would say stability first then speed.

Why have a crazy fast computer when you try and run a game or high-end software on it and it quits because it doesn't feel like running it...?
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post #3 of 12
i try to make mine game stable and error free. I usualy run memtest to make sure no errors then run boinc for a day to see if it reboots or errors. And play some games and run 3dmark.
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post #4 of 12
While very tedious, I've found that stability is key, and I hate doing it but it must be done. An unstable system is a useless system--especially when you're ripping a DVD, encoding movies, downloading files (legally acquired of course) and playing a game--crashing then really sucks.

I remember some idiot that was trying to sell his old P4 system and claimed to have OC'd it to 3.5GHz UNSTABLE. LOL, he actually thought that would be a good selling point!
    
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post #5 of 12
As long as it does not crash in gaming, I'm good.

While bragging about being rock-solid is nice, I can usually get a better gaming performance boost without stability issues, even if I can only go an hour or so on OCCT.
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post #6 of 12
I'll run Benchmarks and Game when I am tuning the system, but once I settle on the system settigns I leave it be and rarely benchmark again... only gaming.
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post #7 of 12
I Prime for 6 or 8 hours if it doesn't crash I call it good...
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ira-k View Post
I Prime for 6 or 8 hours if it doesn't crash I call it good...
Yeah, I do a Blend test in Orthos overnight and if its all good, then I call it stable.
post #9 of 12
I crank it as high as it will go without crashing or artifacting to benchmark but then drop it to more reasonable stable speeds afterwards, i just have to be faster than my friends lol
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
I crank it as high as it will go without crashing or artifacting to benchmark but then drop it to more reasonable stable speeds afterwards, i just have to be faster than my friends lol
haha nice.
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