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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
20 min IBT
2 hours of OCCT
12 hours of Orthos (2 threads for Q')
24hrs of Prime

once complete, your stable....

JK. whatever it takes to make you feel your system is stable is whats important.
How did you get Orthos to stress all 4 cores? I built a system for a friend with the Q6600 in the abit IP35 Pro, and no matter how many simultaneous instances of Orthos I had open, it would still only stress the first two cores.
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
All of them, since they test different things. I guess if you had to pick one go with the large FFT.
Why Large? What about doing just the Small FFTs to stress the CPU?
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
P95 more or less IS OCCT

They use the same code to stress test except for OCCT linpack, that is based off of (obviously) linpack

I preferr P95 because you can see when and what errors out. OCCT kinda dumbs things down
Actually, OCCT can report which core had an error, if you bother to investigate beyond the 'dumb' basic interface. So that's not exactly true. It also has a lot more logging information, and graphs which summarize the information nice and quick.

And the main appeal of OCCT is that it catches out errors very, very quickly. Far quicker than prime for the most part. It makes sense to do the quickest test possible to determine if your cpu is stable or not, since if it fails the quicker OCCT test, even if it passed 23 hours of prime (which it probably wouldn't) to fail at the 24th hour, which one would be a better investment of your time?

I personally love OCCT, and use that as my first measure of stability. Once I've passed a 1 hour OCCT stress test twice, I then prime, and then memtest. I've had a 5 hour prime stable system crash under 20 minutes of OCCT. I learnt quickly after doing well over a straight week of OC'ing, that it is far, far more preferable to have your system crash in under half an hour to determine its unstable, than having to wait 6 hours. Think about it - if you can run two, or maybe five more stability tests in a given time frame as opposed to using another program, you can try out many more different system combinations or simply save yourself time.

I recommend both. However, for sanity's sake, test in OCCT first. Then prime it for however long you deem necessary. Should it pass both, you should be pretty fine
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