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Yeah I found S&M which works nicely for memory as well as other tests.
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post
"Quick question guys, How do you test you cpu-NB OC's?"

Dir d,
"Crank up the CPU-NB Multi then run prime95 small FFT test and if it fails your NB is unstable. The small FFT test is the biggest stress on the CPU-NB alone."

Sorry Dir d, I have differ....

Eclipse,

CPU-NB is the IMC, as you know.... So for myself, I set my CPU-NB frequency and voltages and use Prime95. Testing on Small FFT's will stress test the CPU itself. That's it!

Running Prime95 in BLEND mode will test the CPU and MEMORY. Memory is controlled by the IMC. Running Prime95 on Blend will test your CPU-NB the best. I also run other apps, like surfing or playing a game if I feel Real confident that it's stable. Priem95 will only allow for 85-90% max, maybe only 80% of your system memory to be used while running a Blend stress test...

If your CPU-NB is weak from improperly set voltages or it just plain to high of a frequency, Blend will fail...

FYI.

No offense dir d or anyone else...

Jst my 2 cents!
Im not gonna take offense..i actually thought blend would be great but i read on other sites to use small FFT so i started to use that instead.
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Cool. Thanks as it was in no way menat to.

Small FFT's will test CPU stability of the capabilities to process data at any given frequency. If inconsistency is found, an error is thrown.

I think that for older sockets that had L1 and L2 that could have been the case but Blend running "some of everything and Lots of Ram" says to me that the IMC will be tested best using this method.

Cheers!
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Cool. Thanks as it was in no way menat to.

Small FFT's will test CPU stability of the capabilities to process data at any given frequency. If inconsistency is found, an error is thrown.

I think that for older sockets that had L1 and L2 that could have been the case but Blend running "some of everything and Lots of Ram" says to me that the IMC will be tested best using this method.

Cheers!
Thats what I like about snm. I can have it use almost 100% of my memory and give the CPU-NB a real workout, as well as test L1, L2, Integer, MMX/SSE, and FPU. It will even do HD's. I would really recommend everyone checking it out.
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I use snm also but ive had this computer fail prime 95 blend and fft on 1 core just about immediately but pass on snm long test so it makes me wonder about that program.
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NIce. I will have to try that!..........................................


When I get my board back from MSI.

Hopfully they're sending me a new one.... Well most likely refurbished... New would be nice.
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Will snm wokr for windows 7 and XP?
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E,

Are there specific setting that Dir d may find to be a bit more detailed than he may/ may not be using?

Just curious...
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It was me testing 3Ghz CPU-NB...fails prime95 on one core in under a min but snm its fine through the CPU stress and memory stress
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Mastiffman good sir, I am having problems still. SO I though it was a heat issue so I replaced my stock cpu cooling with a Tuniq Tower 120 I had laying around. I now sit at 24 degrees Celsius while typing this according to Core Temp. So im ruling out my cpu over heating.

I can only use Dragon age Origins as an example due to it being the only program on my PC, but I will play for Oh, 40 min and my game will freeze, and my screen shuts off and turns on and stays black.(im usually at 40-43 degrees C at this point) PC does not sound like its restarting so im not sure. Happened to me the other day while browsing the internet as well.

I have a 700 Watt Tagen power supply and I was reading my symptoms might be the power supply?

Im ruling out the GPU mainly because I pulled it out of my old rig which was a Phenom 5000+ BE in a Fatality An9 32x board with 2 gigs of DDR2 and it Ran perfectly. So I cant see it being the GPU, It actually has an extra fan on it now were it didnt in the old PC case.

Also nothing is overclocked

Sorry for the long winded post, just getting frustrated why my gaming rig cant game =/


Edit: starting Prime95 core temps say 40 degrees C, going to bed, report back in the morning.
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