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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 #11 of 18
I try for 100% stability in everything/anything, but I don't (actually just try not to) loose sleep if it like say, randomly fails prime95 large FFT after like 15 hrs. As long as it folds without errors, passes Prime95 small FFT for 8-10 hrs/large FFT for at least 4-6 hrs, and runs 3dmark all night without screwing up, I'm happy. I just hate making significant compromises to fix tiny amounts of instability.
    
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post #12 of 18
I rigorously Orthos stress test 30+ hours normally. Then, if it can go 3 straight days of SMP folding without restarting, its pretty darn stable.
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post #13 of 18
dont be modest, tell the truth, mommies watching, to all
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post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by phillipjos View Post
dont be modest, tell the truth, mommies watching
Lol, was that to me?







Edit****Sorry about the pic sizes. I would upload them here as a thumbnail, but it wont accept 1680x1050. I'd insert them as a thumb, but I dont know how so I'm sorry.
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post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Arter View Post
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?
dont waste your money on cooling with that,trust me,its a waste
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post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by phillipjos View Post
dont waste your money on cooling with that,trust me,its a waste
Freezing = Locking-Up.

Not freezing from cold temperatures...................God I hope your joking around
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post #17 of 18
IMO, if a system isn't stable, it's garbage. Who wants a computer that's going to randomly crash on them? Of course, if you're temporarily OCing just for the benchmark, that's one thing, using an unstable computer for normal tasks is just silly.
post #18 of 18
Yeah, I get driven up the wall when I have a really good overclock that works great except for some minor random instability. It's so mortifying/humiliating/frustrating ect. to have to back off of a good setting just because of something little and silly. I try not to take it too personally.
    
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