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OCCT vs. Prime95

Poll Results: OCCT vs. Prime95

Poll expired: Jul 5, 2008  
  • 40% (8)
    OCCT
  • 60% (12)
    Prime95
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post #1 of 16
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Which do you prefer? I dont want to hear arguments that prime 95 will stress longer because OCCT has an infinity option.
    
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2 hours and not one vote. I will assume everyone just has unstable overclocks.
    
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Originally Posted by shaggy56 View Post
2 hours and not one vote. I will assume everyone just has unstable overclocks.
that is true!

but i actually haven't used OCCT, so my vote would not be fair.
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Prime for me. Mainly because it also works on Linux.
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post #5 of 16
Prime95 for me.

I believe the small FFT option in P95 heats up CPUs more than OCCT, but I don't have any solid proof.
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post #6 of 16
My stress test of choice (S&M v.1.9.1, found here; just scroll down until you see it) isn't listed. S&M heats up your CPU more than any other stress test I've ever used, and it tests your entire system (CPU, RAM, video subsystem, PSU, HDD). It's so severe a stress test, it breaks weak/defective components (I once lost a set of Corsair DDR500s using this stress test).

But between the options chosen, well, each has its own attributes and much depends on how you use either program. But for the sake of a brief answer, I prefer to "spot check" overclocks with OCCT Blend (the default test is fine); a final run of S&M "validates" stability for me.
    
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post #7 of 16
Personally, I've used both a fair bit. But I always go back to prime. I've used them one after another and I think that prime95 may be just that little bit more stressful on the cpu.

I do like the features of occt though, the plots it gives of all the votages,temps etc. when she fails.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
My stress test of choice (S&M v.1.9.1, found here; just scroll down until you see it) isn't listed. S&M heats up your CPU more than any other stress test I've ever used, and it tests your entire system (CPU, RAM, video subsystem, PSU, HDD). It's so severe a stress test, it breaks weak/defective components (I once lost a set of Corsair DDR500s using this stress test).

But between the options chosen, well, each has its own attributes and much depends on how you use either program. But for the sake of a brief answer, I prefer to "spot check" overclocks with OCCT Blend (the default test is fine); a final run of S&M "validates" stability for me.
S&M will with out a doubt tell you if your rig is stable. My choice for a stability test for this thread would be OCCT. I can run Prime95 all day. I start OCCT and a unstable OC will crash in the first 20 minutes. Most likely in the first few seconds.
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post #9 of 16
Personally I like OCCT a lil better. For one you only have to run one instance of OCCT to stress all of your CPU's cores where in P95 you gotta run like 4 of em at once. I like the interface of OCCT too. It shows you exactly how long its been running and it shows temps. Prime95 running on each core might be a lil more stressfull but OCCT at least stresses the CPU so much that the start menu takes like 5 mins to popup and I know that my comp will NEVER be thats stressed during my everyday use of it so its good enough for me.
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post #10 of 16
PRIME by far

Ive passed 2 hours of OCCT and gotten BSOD/ hardfreezes

then ran PRIME and fails in 16 minutes. OCCT just doesnt work as hard or its the lack of 64bit support that caused it to pass an unstable 64bit system
    
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