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Well I'm @ 3 ghz right now...seems stable but I'll do some stability testing, I'm thinking of using OCCT how much is enough? I don't like Orthos because I think half the time its wrong.
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Use Orthos or Prime95... These programs are so widely used and reputable that denying that correctness about a failed test is equivalent to denying that your system isn't stable

8-12 hours of Orthos or Prime95 Blend is what the general populous considers 100% stable... Good Luck
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I was in Orthos for an hour and it stopped and beeped, No error message just stopped thats why I want to try something different.
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Run the OCCT torture test for the recommended 1 hour run.. If you make it without crashing you shouldnt ever have problems..
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I was in Orthos for an hour and it stopped and beeped, No error message just stopped thats why I want to try something different.
well it stops because there is a round off error (which means the OC is unstable)
At first to find out whats wrong is a bit difficult (if you don't know what you're doing, but just going by "no beeps=good, beeps=unstable" will get you places)

Some people even claim that running orthos/prime95 will most likely tell you your OC is stable, but then some say if you run a certain part of the OCCT testing, than sometimes it will fail. (but that's what i've heard, i don't know if it's true)
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