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just qverclocked mt q6600 and was wondering if ant1 could explane prime95 for me just a quick walkthrough would be fine. by the looks of it oyu run at 100% so has this system got a timer on it so you can see howlong it has been running? cheers
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first you need orthos so you can run p95 on all four cores.

then what prime95 does is make calculations that stress certain parts of your processor depending on what iteration you choose. it is a stress test for overclock stability.
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Prime95 is one of the stress programs you can run to see if your OC is stable, once started you will see the start time at the top, most run it at least 6 to 8 hours. You can choose to run stress on just your CPU or the system (CPU & Ram)

Here is a link to what you may be asking.. Hope this helps..

http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/prime95.html
    
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i had prime95 running and it said 100% load on all 4 cores in cpu-z is this wrong then?
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i had prime95 running and it said 100% load on all 4 cores in cpu-z is this wrong then?
No.. That is how it works..
    
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That's fine. Let it run for a few hours or however long you want to deem it stable; the usual amount is eight, twelve or twenty four hours.

You don't need Orthos to stress all four cores. Orthos is just another program similar to Prime95.
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I say just go with Everest Ultimate. It is the easiest STRESS program you can use.
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If you run Ortho’s on a quad you will have to run two instances of it and set the affinity for each.
    
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
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If you run Ortho’s on a quad you will have to run two instances of it and set the affinity for each.
What he said. I read "Orthos" but thought "OCCT."
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dude. use intel burn test (ive recommended to a lot of people and everyone has been satisfied). the intel burn test will stress out the cpu sustainable 100%--maxing out all the capacitors in the cpu in which the test will tell you if your overclock is 100% stable in just 8minutes as comparable to 40 flipping hours on prime.

intel burn test should be the standards for all stability tests. so please use that instead of waiting 40 hrs on prime . its the same exact tests that intel uses to stress their cpus before shipping them out

you will see your temps climb up to 60 in just 5 seconds, even more than that perhaps.
Edited by askareem24 - 12/19/08 at 11:49am
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