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I am in the process of OCing my Q6600, so far so good, there has been no problems or instability. However, I don't know if the nTune stability test is good enough. Is it?
If not, which software for stability tests are?
Which ones are recommended and quick?
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3dmark06 is a good short test, you can run individual test or put it in a loop , u can just put load on the cpu, or u can put load on both cpu and the gfc
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For near 100% certainty of system stability, run it through S&M v.1.9.1. (Scroll down the page until you see it.)

Disclaimer: It is known to break ill-prepared/sickly equipment, so use it wisely.

If your rig passes this, it's the closest thing to stability, in my opinion.
    
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OCCT, SuperPi 32M test, are also good quick tests. Of course for the final test you will want to run Prime or Orthos for 8-12 hours.

OCCT
SuperPi Run the 32M test.
Prime Use Version 25.6 to test all 4 cores. Click on Stress Testing on startup.
Orthos

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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
For near 100% certainty of system stability, run it through S&M v.1.9.1. (Scroll down the page until you see it.)

Disclaimer: It is known to break ill-prepared/sickly equipment, so use it wisely.

If your rig passes this, it's the closest thing to stability, in my opinion.
Had to do some digging to find that file, it wasn't on the first page. I will just post the attached file.
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I actually recommend not using nTune to check your overclock stability from personal experience. I tried giving nTune a second chance and it almost screwed me over...again. I'm probably just unlucky since you along with many others have had it work well with no problems. Anyway, overclocking and checking for stability both take time and patience so there's no quick way of checking. All I could say is prime95 or orthos for a couple hours is your best bet for stability. Remember that this is just personal opinion as I'm still a little new to overclocking as well .
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