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So i've been reading up and apparently it's hard to hit 3.0ghz stable with a Q6600 and a P5N-E SLI board. My BIOS Is 0901.
I am currently at 3.0ghz "stable" as in I can run Prime 95 for 2.25 hours and thread three gives out on the 224k test. Windows still runs after that.

My vdroop is pretty crazy, under load it can go from 1.33 to 1.29 but that's not what I'm running it at. I'm running it at (under Bios:1.3625v) idle: 1.32v load: 1.280/1.264v it goes up and down. 1333fsb unlinked 800mhz (4-4-4-12-2T) memory. Load temps: 47C idle 33C. NB is at 1.5v (unstable at 1.3v).

My question is: is that stabled enough, prime95 thread 3 stops after 2.25 hours but the system still runs fine.

Thanks for the help.
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most recommend 6 - 8 hours o.o

I consider my system stable after 1 hour.. lols..
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i personally would have to say no. if you could pass atleast 8 hours, i would say sure. most do a 12 hour test, i like to do a 24 hour test just to make sure. but, to each his own. if you think that that is stable enough, than so be it.
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Try running OCCT it usually finds errors much faster than prime. Do a 2hr cpu test and if you get errors, than I would recommend upping ur vcore a bit, but you really shouldnt need more than what ur at, but you have some headroom to try anyway.

I consider 2hrs OCCT cpu test stable, then I check the memorey with the ram test for 2hrs.. My finall test is always playing a good game for a few hours, it puts stress on entire system.
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My question is: is that stabled enough, prime95 thread 3 stops after 2.25 hours but the system still runs fine.

Thanks for the help.
Well, you're going to get a plethora of replies, but for me, the one-hour, auto-run, mix-test on OCCT is my standard.

I've found that if you can pass that, you're good-to-go for normal computer usage (gaming included).
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I just ran prime for about 12 hours and changed my BIOS from 0901 to 0608. I am running at 1.28v after vdroop on load and about 1.33v on idle. 48c load 34 idle (lapped TRUE) I just had to up the voltage a little bit and flash my bios to the stable bios.

thanks for the help guys!
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post #7 of 8
you should consider doing a v-droop pencil mod. You should typically be able to hit 3.0 on stock volts, if not somewhere in the ballpark of 1.3v
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I consider mine stable if it can pass both CPU tests in 3DMark06. Sometimes, I do half an hour on 4 work threads, get bored, switch to 3DMark06, then BAM BSOD!

I find it nice and quicker

If it passes the Cpu tests, then I can do some work threads, but normally I'm too lazy and it turns out being stable anywayz.
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