Originally Posted by Rewindlabs
A blend test won't matter if i am crashing at stock settings....i am easily 2 hours stable with blend at my overclocked settings and am now running OCCT/Linpack and Core Damage for some thorough testing.....this isn't a clock stability issue
Rewind, 2 hours of prime is hardly an indication of stability. Ideally you'd let it run for 12.
The reason why it is important to let it run for so long is that is the clocks on the CPU itself begin to get out of sync with each other. And that will usually lead to instability and blue screens. Also, when installing any sort of system files like drivers and such it is highly
recommended that you do this at stock settings, that way there's no possibility of corruption during installation. I've had experience with this first hand when trying to install my XFi.
At your overclocked settings, run prime for at least
8 hours. If you get no errors, then you should be OK. But as I mentioned before, the longer you let it run, the better.
I read your other post about trying to play MW2 and you getting a BSOD. What is the failure code that you're getting?
Regarding OCCT, myself right along with others have run into issues with it misreporting failures and temperatures. I have found S&M and prime to be the best stress tests out there.
As others have mentioned, S&M will test each component individually, whereas prime will test the system as a whole.
Also, I believe that you and Mastiff should put your petty squabble behind you. Both of you should treat others the way you'd like to be treated.
Good luck with your overclock. Report back after you've run prime for at least 8 hours.