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Just got a new Q6600 and want to test stability on it.This is my first quad and i also never used much of prime95 and was wondering when i choose torture test and small fft's,how come it only tests it at 8k.On Orthos with my dual cores,i see it testing different sizes like 8k or 1024k and more.Should i leave prime95 on it's default or do i need to choose custom testing?I know you have to run 4 instances of it but how come when i tested it,it was only running 8k test for 3 hours?Need help as i want to make sure my Q6600 is 100% stable.Currently at 3.0Ghz on stock volts.
post #2 of 8
It should try other sizes when it finishes with the 8k test. The default on mine only runs the test for 15 or 30 minutes each, then it changes ftt size.

What version are you using? The newer 25.x versions have multiple worker threads so there is no need to run more than one instance, in most cases.
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Make sure you have 4 Prime95's opened and with latest version.
I usually test with defaults though. But I use Orthos more. Just open 2 Orthos.
    
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Originally Posted by ninjinsamax3 View Post
Make sure you have 4 Prime95's opened and with latest version.
I usually test with defaults though. But I use Orthos more. Just open 2 Orthos.


I just run ONE instance of prime95 and it tests all my 4 cores.
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I just run ONE instance of prime95 and it tests all my 4 cores.
What version are you using?I believe mine is an outdated one that's why.
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Maybe mine is too. Because the last time I tried it I had to open 4 instance.
    
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The newest version, Prime 95 v25.6, will stress all 4 cores in the single program.

"Small FFT's" will stress your CPU the hardest, giving you the highest temperature as well (this is in part due to the most L2 Cache use).
    
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