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How much does Orthos matter? (practical)

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I'm just wondering if it really matters how hot the cores go using Orthos. The temps never go that high when playing graphics intensive games on full settings. I understand that Orthos defines 'stability' but I'm not overclocking to brag, I'm overclocking for a practical performance gain.

Orthos stresses the CPU way more than anything I'd ever do right? So if temps are on the high side on Orthos (65C), does it matter if in games I'm only hitting 50C?

Also, a n00b stability question: If Orthos fails (meaning your OC is unstable), does this mean anything/have any effect on the safety of your OC (or life of CPU) if when running practical applications (I play games and watch movies, not watch Orthos), I never get hangups/etc.?
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If you are still hitting 50c, get better cooling. A good judge is to run Orthos for as long as you would ever run a CPU intensive program. Orthos can fail for many reasons, not always because of a CPU error.
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I would say that you'd want to see the worst case scenario of what happens to your computer.

Orthos does that in terms of stability, but for the highest possible temps, I find that TAT gives a much higher temp, by about 8C (for me at least).

If you don't really care for maximum stability, then do not run Orthos, since its going to be a waste of time. No point running Orthos unless you're looking to reduce your overclocks if it fails.

Btw, 50C is considered very cool, I run my comps at a max of 60C on TAT. Never runs that high in games, but I'm happy with 60C.
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I've always used the blend test in Orthos, but I've heard other people say small FFT tests are better to test your cpu, as Memtest86+ takes care of the memory stability. Should I be testing mem and cpu separate? Or use the blend method in Orthos? Or both?
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i use blend but if it fails and i think it's ram i run small fft's, if it's stable i then tweak the ramz some more
    
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