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This is what I have set up now after lots of playing and testing.

E6550 @3.5 FSB 2000 1.37v
RAM PC6400 FSB 1000 2.125v 4-4-4-15-T2

My system is running smooth and stable with cpu temps 30 idle/40 load.
I'm very happy with what I have, but always learning more. Does anyone have suggestions or am I good with what I gots??
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No replies?? That means I'm all good....or no one really cares lol
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So, you are running 500mhz FSB [2000mts effective] on that 680i? Done your Orthos/OCCT tests for stability/temps yet?
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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
So, you are running 500mhz FSB [2000mts effective] on that 680i? Done your Orthos/OCCT tests for stability/temps yet?
Yes 500 FSB I haven't done those tests yet as I've never used those programs. I usually test by just doing some good gaming for a few hours while I have other programs running. But I'd like to learn those progs so I'll check it out and run those tests you speak of
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Well, while games are good, you are still not stressing your cpu hard enough to 'force' an error. [That is the general idea behind hard stress testing] Your cpu components [CPU, RAM and NB in particular] can develop errors slowly if they are unstable..this may or may not be exposed during a gaming session.

Find CoreTemp and Orthos here on the forum, or off of Google, and D/L them. Open and install.

CoreTemp- displays temp info from the on-core temp sensor in your CPU [the best way to judge your temps, as mobo temp programs read a 'calculated temp' from the IHS on the cpu.]

Orthos- A hardcore stress tester used to determine the long-term stability of a system.

*Tests for Orthos: Small FTT- Best for CPU stress testing only..info is so small that it is kept, and looped in the cpu cache only.. no RAM will be tested. This test will mainly fail if your cpu's vcore is too low, or temps are too high.

Blend Test- Stress testing for RAM and CPU. Run it and let it 'burn' for at least one hour with no errors. Do this only after you determine your cpu is stable, as failing this test then, will tell you you likely have an issue with RAM voltage/timing or NB voltage.

test away.. and good luck.
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Well, while games are good, you are still not stressing your cpu hard enough to 'force' an error. [That is the general idea behind hard stress testing] Your cpu components [CPU, RAM and NB in particular] can develop errors slowly if they are unstable..this may or may not be exposed during a gaming session.

Find CoreTemp and Orthos here on the forum, or off of Google, and D/L them. Open and install.

CoreTemp- displays temp info from the on-core temp sensor in your CPU [the best way to judge your temps, as mobo temp programs read a 'calculated temp' from the IHS on the cpu.]

Orthos- A hardcore stress tester used to determine the long-term stability of a system.

*Tests for Orthos: Small FTT- Best for CPU stress testing only..info is so small that it is kept, and looped in the cpu cache only.. no RAM will be tested. This test will mainly fail if your cpu's vcore is too low, or temps are too high.

Blend Test- Stress testing for RAM and CPU. Run it and let it 'burn' for at least one hour with no errors. Do this only after you determine your cpu is stable, as failing this test then, will tell you you likely have an issue with RAM voltage/timing or NB voltage.

test away.. and good luck.
Thanks a bunch for the help. I have gotten pretty good at OC however never have done the proper tests when I do. I'll DL these tonight and get started. I didn't know that about the temps too. I would love to have the real temps. Thanks again.
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post #7 of 10
Now I just have a question: why not Prime95? I have a quad, so it's more convenient than Orthos, and OCCT seems buggy on my system and other have mentioned that too. Is Orthos the tool of choice though? What are the advantages to one over the other?
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Technically you have multiple questions. Hehehehe.

Prime95 is only one instance. Orthos runs two so it's easy to test stability in dual core systems.

There's basically no difference but you'd need to run an instance of Prime95 on each core to truly stress test a system.

OCCT is something I haven't played with yet but a lot of people seem to find it picks up errors, whether true or false more often than Orthos but for me it's Orthos simply because it's what I've always used and I have no reason to believe that it's ineffective.

The only thing is it will not show you what caused the error so you'll have to do some investigating on your own.
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Hmmm, I use Prime95 25.6, and it's telling me it runs on each of my four cores, one thread per, in one instance of the program. I'd have to run two instances of Orthos to do the same. Or am I doing something wrong?
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Your not doing anything 'wrong' ... I believe there is a newer version of Prime which allows the use of multiple cores @ once...I dont use it though. I use Orthos, because it is saved on the jumpdrive that I use for all my rigs..its loaded to the gills with every testing/benchmark/temp program I need or want/might need to use.


*PS, if you have OC'd.. but not tested your rig.. then you have done nothing really. Your motives have been for 'self gratification' only, while they should be about learning. Without verifying the system to be stable, not only have you robbed yourself of any time spent on your "progress", but you also risk corrupting your OS and other data as well.
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