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How do I now my OC is stable?

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What program should I use to find out my oc is stable or not?

Prime95? Orthos? What do you use? And how(long)?
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Orthos for about 8-24 hours.
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post #3 of 9
Orthos.
Prime 95 (x2).
TAT.

There is an ongoing debate as to what the time limit is. the general consensus is 24 hrs for "Rock-Solid"...

but many believe that that is overkill.

Currently I have found that if it will run for a few hours and that the system never crashes or freezes during high-end gaming, then I run with it...

You might want to try several just to see how the system reacts. My experience is that TAT runs the hottest, and I like to err on the side of caution...just mho.

Good luck!
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post #4 of 9
I also use Orthos myself, for at least 6 to 8 hours. Most of the time I let it carry on overnight once it passes the 2 hour mark.
post #5 of 9
Yep use Orthos

8 hours is the rule of thumb in general terms.

If it is 8 hours stable you are unlikely to encounter any problems
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post #6 of 9
I generally let it go for 12 hours or more. I used to just do 8 hours, but after I had an Orthos test fail at 7:30 into it, I decided to let it go longer
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Originally Posted by Yraen View Post
I generally let it go for 12 hours or more. I used to just do 8 hours, but after I had an Orthos test fail at 7:30 into it, I decided to let it go longer
7hr 30mins is perfectly fine, your computer would never under go that must stress for that period of time.

But i understand why you did it
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post #8 of 9
You can be Orthos stable for 72hrs but the minute you try and play an intensive game your OC pukes on you.
Run Orthos and Atitool simultaneously or another 3D app like rthdribl.
Do that with no crashes or freezes then you know your stable.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
7hr 30mins is perfectly fine, your computer would never under go that must stress for that period of time.

But i understand why you did it
True that. I like things to be very stable though. Never know what I might do someday!
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