Originally Posted by merwan
thanks wbas for your help and this great thread. now im doing a longer stress test using prime95. its now been going on for roughly 1 hour and 30 mins. my temp currently between 47-55 and definetly no more so i guess that very good at load. i just want to ask something, how long do you think i should run the test for to unsure stability cause i heard 24 hours is needed for definite stability is that true? also do i need to do addional tests, maybe also couple of hours for orthos and maybe other important tests i dont know about?
Not to tread on anyones toes, but im bored at work lol....for what its worth Orthos is essentially Prime95 x2...Orthos is meant for dual core (or more) cpus; in that, it test both cores. It really just runs two instances of Prime95.
If you are only running one instance of Prime95 your are really only testing one core. To prove this, run Prime95 and checkout the taskmanager, youll notice only 50% cpu is being used...with Orthos 100% is used.
Running Orthos for a couple of hours is great to show your load temps...and from what I have seen if the computer will pass 1hr in Orthos it should pass 24 (for the most part). A 24 hour test is the best way to ensure stability with the current OC...from what I have read anyways.