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I have my CPU @ 2.8ghz for now, i did a 3 hour run of Prime, then a bench run in DMC4 Demo and then finally another 2 hour run of prime.

Will that be good enough for gaming and general use for a day or more till i start really trying to OC(next few days)?
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I was able to get a Q6600 to 3.0Ghz on stock volts (Prime stable overnight) on a worse heatsink that what you have.

It's perfectly stable after 4 months, and my customer is extremely satisfied.

You should go for 3.0 24\\7, and aim for higher when you are benching.
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Thats my intention, to get 3.0 24/7.

Im running it at 2.8 with a 9 multi still , and my vid is 1.325, but its running on a 1.28VCore...

That is... Unless CPU-z is Horribly in-accurate and im a complete idiot with BIOS settings...
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What are your temps?
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Theres a 7ºc difference between cores, my hottest 2 are at 48 after the 3 hour run.
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You should be good. Many run at least 6-8 hours for stabilityor more, but if you're going to push it more later do more stress testing then.
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Rather than do a couple of hours at a time, I would do one long run instead. Many cases where anything up to 7 hours works fine at a time only to fail after 8 hours.

Its really up to you though. Some people say if they can boot Windows and run SuperPi, they are stable (ha), others run for 24 hours small ffts + 24 hours blend etc...
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Originally Posted by [FDG]Explosion View Post
Theres a 7ºc difference between cores, my hottest 2 are at 48 after the 3 hour run.
I have a 7-10 degree difference in cores at load.. don't feel too bad =P

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Rather than do a couple of hours at a time, I would do one long run instead. Many cases where anything up to 7 hours works fine at a time only to fail after 8 hours.

Its really up to you though. Some people say if they can boot Windows and run SuperPi, they are stable (ha), others run for 24 hours small ffts + 24 hours blend etc...
I do the SuperPi thing just as a preliminary test to see whether or not a OC is semi-stable. If it works, I then proceed to prime. If not.. back to the drawing board.
post #9 of 9
it really depends on how long you consistently keep your computer on. my computer is always on 24/7, only off for a quick reboot here and there. i ran prime95 for 24 hours just to make sure it was stable.

if you only use your computer during waking hours, id say thats how long you should test it for.
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