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

 
  • 57% (15)
    Stability is a must! It's a tool, so reliability is key. I test rigorously and methodically.
  • 23% (6)
    Stability is somewhat important. As long as it doesn't crash when I'm gaming, I'm good to go.
  • 15% (4)
    Stability testing takes too long, so I kinda half-ass it.
  • 3% (1)
    Stability schmability. I go for benchmarks; my rig's just a toy, anyway.
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
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 18
I fold using SMP... that's about as hard as it gets in terms of stability testing
    
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post #3 of 18
I do benchmarks only, Orthos smchortos! And to this date? ZERO issues of instability.
post #4 of 18
Somewhere between the first two.
If I'm 100% game stable, I'm happy.
If I'm 100% Orthos stable, I'm very happy.
I usually do at least an hour of Orthos, even if it's game stable.
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post #5 of 18
I run a 3dmark06 benchie, if it survives one of those +10m TAT load testing, it's fine.
post #6 of 18
Stability is key i think anyone can clock something super high but if it crashes or anything like that whats the point ??? Thats like a car thats got a blower and exhaust and slicks and runs like 10s in the 1/4 and you know but every time you drive it crap happens like it dies randomly or spews coolant at a light or gets a flat at a gas station!!!! I would take stock 100% stable over any OC that was not 100% stable 24/7...........wouldnt you all agree?????? (sorry bad comparison i love cars too=)!!!!!)
    
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post #7 of 18
lol, i just half-ass it.. i havent crashed for 2 weeks, and im at 3.1GHz
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post #8 of 18
I fold to test my stability.

While folding with Window SMP:
-PC restart = Lack of vcore
-WU is deleted and redownloaded and then deleted in cycles = Need a bit more vcore
-Folding is not crashing the PC or the WU is not getting errors = Stable.
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post #9 of 18
I really try to, but, i'm more of a folding fanatic and don't do all the stablity testing i should for every change i make.
post #10 of 18
i dont fold but just dont want to have to worry about leaving my pc on and it freezing or something? can that mess up anything?
    
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