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Umm soooo like I'm new at this and I don't kno what to use.....and I don't know why you have to stress it. like what does stressing to? does it give me an exact # that I can OC up to before my chips start to fry or something?
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Stress testing your CPU brings workload on your CPU so you can see if it is stable or not. Then if you try to clock it higher you can test if it's still stable.
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If your looking for a good stress testing program google, Prime95 or OCCT or Orthos. As these are all good stress testing programs.
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Stress testing your CPU brings workload on your CPU so you can see if it is stable or not. Then if you try to clock it higher you can test if it's still stable.
Oooooh ok lol thank you very much for clarifying that for me

Which Program would be the best? How will I know when it's done? will it automatically stop?
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Personally, I use OCCT 3.0. Everyone has their own preferences though.

The only problem I see is that your mainboard is not capable of overclocking.
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Personally, I use OCCT 3.0. Everyone has their own preferences though.

The only problem I see is that your mainboard is not capable of overclocking.
it's not? how come? in the bios it lets me by stock overclock it or something by like 4% or something it's call Burn-In Mode or something?
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Prime95 and Orthos are the OCN recommended stress tests. usually these are used anywhere from 12-24hours to deem a system stable.

Personally, I like IntelBurnTest which uses Linpack, finding errors in a series of passes. The time it takes depends on the amount of ram used. Typically I consider anything 10+ passes stable.

edit: watch your temps in IBT
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it's not? how come? in the bios it lets me by stock overclock it or something by like 4% or something it's call Burn-In Mode or something?
Can you actually manually set the FSB? Those auto-OC modes are pretty bad and usually get unstable fast. If you can set all things manually you can get a rock-stable overclock.
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i found prime95 good for stress testing. happy OCing
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post #10 of 10
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Can you actually manually set the FSB? Those auto-OC modes are pretty bad and usually get unstable fast. If you can set all things manually you can get a rock-stable overclock.
umm no it only lets me enable I slight overclock for the CPU,PCI,and PCI Express, I'm not really sure why :/ I can get a couple pics but I'll get em tomorrow because I'm gonna head to bed I don't want exhaustion to lead me to make a bad choice and blow my computer up ha ha soo I'll get them first thing in the morning, Goodnight guys thatnks a lot for everyones help :3

Edit: Ok here are the pics






P.s. sorry it took so long I ended up sleeping in late lol
Edited by InsaneTrout - 2/20/09 at 1:48pm
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