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Why do you consider it a headache? I mean, why not consider it a way to make your system even more stable?
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I agree with this 100% . I honestly was going to give up and lower OC to 3.6ghz then read TwoCables's post and decided to give it a few more tries. So thanks TwoCables!

I've been running all kinds of stress tests for the past few days and it's finally STABLE. well, at least stable on p95 with priority 10.

I tried raising all kinds of voltages at first but none helped to keep it stable for at least 24h. I ran LinX, small FFT to single out the cpu, all ran fine. Then tested ram with memtest86+ and it ran fine. I was so lost. I googled around with the errors prime gave me and found some people say that insufficient memory voltage can produce all kinds of weirdness in p95 even though it's memtest86-stable. So I upped my RAM voltage by a few notches (still within factory spec), then tested again and it PASSED 24h!! I lowered vcore then ran large-fft and blend all in priority 10 and there were no more errors!! Large-fft ran for 24h53m and Blend ran 34h13m. omg!!im so happy.

I also found a copy of the original p95 FAQ. However this FAQ was obviously written for older version because it has a section on how to enter the old password to change priority. Another thing i realized is that it's written for the main function of prime 95, that is to find prime numbers, and not stress testing. That's why it defaults to priority 1(background) so as to not interfere with user's everyday activities.
The two sections related to priority are quoted below for reference.
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Q: Why does this utility I have say the program is running at normal priority?

A: The program has two "threads". One thread draws the main window and waits for you to select a menu choice. This thread takes virtually no CPU time and does run at normal priority. The second thread does the real work and really does run at the lowest possible priority. To further complicate matters, Windows priorities are controlled by both a "process priority" and "thread priority". Your utility is either displaying the priority of the first thread or the process priority rather than the priority of the
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Q: Will the program run faster if I raise the priority?

A: No. The operating system does an excellent job of giving all spare CPU cycles to the program. The only thing that raising the priority will do is make your other jobs less responsive. For example, lets say during the next minute your spreadsheet needs 10 seconds to recalculate. If your spreadsheet is running at a higher priority, then it will take 10 elapsed seconds to display its results. Prime95 will then get the remaining 50 seconds of the minute. If they run at equal priority, then the spreadsheet will get 10 of the next 20 elapsed seconds before it displays its
results. Prime95 also gets 10 of the first 20 seconds as well as the remaining 40 seconds. In both cases prime95 got 50 CPU seconds, but in the first case you saw your spreadsheet results faster.
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This is absolutely fascinating to me. I mean, over a year ago I saw the following post:
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When you are testing a new overclock, and have p95 running, does it hurt anything to be doing other stuff on the PC at the same time, ligth stuff like surfing the web and such, will that make it fail when it shouldnt? Thanks.
No, its less accurate this way, due to the fact that the clock cycles that the otehr programs use are not tested for stability by P95/orthos. I can get orthos to run longer by having my music playing and browsing OCN, as opposed to running only orthos.
When I read this, I decided to test this out to see if it was true for me too, and I found that it was absolutely true.

So, ever since then I have been running stress tests with everything disabled that would steal CPU cycles while I'm away from the computer. Some of those things include Windows Update, the screen saver, Anti-Virus, etc. And today with Windows 7, this now includes the Desktop Slide Show and the Gadgets. I also use the Classic theme as well. In fact, I made a specific theme that I named "Stress Testing".

I can't include the Power Options in the theme's profile, so I also have a habit now of making sure that no Power Options are set to automatically do things while I'm away, such as turning off the monitor or something.

So in other words, I am guessing that I probably wouldn't have to do all of this if I just set Prime95's Priority to 10. But if I did that without putting my computer in a stress testing mode (as I guess I call it), then I wonder what would happen when I stop the test after letting it run for 12 hours. I mean, perhaps everything that would have automatically run will suddenly run the instant I stop the test.

I don't know, really. But after giving it some thought here, I think I'll stick with the way I'm doing it now because all I have to do is this:
  1. Close the clock Gadget (it's the only Gadget I use)
  2. Right-click a neutral space on the Desktop
  3. Press 'R' for "Personalize" (or just click it, of course)
  4. Select my "Stress Testing" theme (where I have just a solid color for a Wallpaper, the Classic theme, and no screensaver)
  5. Change the Power Options so that my monitor never turns off (it's the only real power option I'm using)
  6. Disable Windows Update

I mean, it sounds like if there's nothing happening that can steal CPU cycles, then there's probably no need to use a higher priority. Plus, the Test menu in Prime95 appears instantly with a Priority of 1 as opposed to waiting like 5 seconds or something with a Priority of 10. Yeah, I know: big deal. hehe I mean, I know I could still use a Priority of 10 on top of preparing my system for stress testing, but when Prime95 is the only thing using my CPU, I get the feeling that it wouldn't make a difference.

Hmm... so I guess I just need to stop being lazy and do my own testing to figure this out.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/18/10 at 1:39am
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Sorry for bumping this up, I just noticed that when I select high priority on OCCT v3.1.0 a little warning says that on high priority the graphs won't be accurate. Has anyone experienced this when using OCCT?
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Sorry for bumping this up, I just noticed that when I select high priority on OCCT v3.1.0 a little warning says that on high priority the graphs won't be accurate. Has anyone experienced this when using OCCT?
Are you wondering whether or not anyone else has seen this warning?
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Edit: I will add this: what too many people don't know is that the computer should be left alone while it's stress testing. Way too many people insist on trying to use their system while a stress test is running, and then they come back to OCN 2 months later saying that they're having problems with instability. This is because their system wasn't really stable to begin with because they rendered those stress tests useless due to using the computer while they were running!
Also, while I am not sure what this means, sometimes if your computer is left completely alone while running Prime95 it can go forever with no errors, but then when you start browsing the web or something an Error pops up.

My question, if anyone knows, is if your OC is stable in Prime, but not stable when running Prime and other applications is it really stable?

Edit: I don't mean BSODs or anything, just Errors within Prime95 that cause a Thread to stop.
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Also, while I am not sure what this means, sometimes if your computer is left completely alone while running Prime95 it can go forever with no errors, but then when you start browsing the web or something an Error pops up.

My question, if anyone knows, is if your OC is stable in Prime, but not stable when running Prime and other applications is it really stable?

Edit: I don't mean BSODs or anything, just Errors within Prime95 that cause a Thread to stop.
With which priority in Prime95? I mean, I am wondering if it is related to using a higher priority other than 1.
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Are you wondering whether or not anyone else has seen this warning?
Was more wondering if it's actually true? Like has anyone compared the sketch with multimeter values or some other program. The reason I'm asking is that I've got LLC on 100% at the moment and I'm not seeing the characteristic voltage spike going from load to idle from the OCCT graph. Unless the spike is such short duration OCCT doesn't register it?

EDIT: Just read Sin0822's write-up on LLC and it answered my question.
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I would just like to bump this to ask a few things, bring something up.

Selecting priority in Worker Windows in prime95 doesn't seem to apply. Or maybe it only applies at first, I'm not sure. I think if you set it to 10, then start a test, it works, but if you change it during test or something, it doesn't work anymore or something...not sure, doesnt matter, anyways.

My point is, is that I believe priority 10 = "Above Normal' in CPU Core Priority. Meaning, if you open task manager, right click a process, you can set priority manually with 'Core Priority".

I don't recall the exact values, but Core Priority 10 equals "Above Normal". I think Very High is like 24 or something, and there's actually a ton of priority levels not listed. By default, Prime95 is set to priority 1, which is Core Priority: Low.

So instead of going to worker windows and changing priority in prime95 and setting it to 10, just hit "Above Normal" in task manager core priority. It seems to me that half the time, prime95 won't actually register priority 10 setting. You have to set it manually.

I personally try to run priority 10, or above normal, for p95 most of the time, but sometimes I need to use the computer so I set it to 1/normal, so I can do some light browsing and stuff and not have to start a 20 hour prime test all the way from the beginning because I didnt get 24 hours done. Since there's no pause button on a program that's been out for 10+ years...
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I would just like to bump this to ask a few things, bring something up.

Selecting priority in Worker Windows in prime95 doesn't seem to apply. Or maybe it only applies at first, I'm not sure. I think if you set it to 10, then start a test, it works, but if you change it during test or something, it doesn't work anymore or something...not sure, doesnt matter, anyways.

My point is, is that I believe priority 10 = "Above Normal' in CPU Core Priority. Meaning, if you open task manager, right click a process, you can set priority manually with 'Core Priority".

I don't recall the exact values, but Core Priority 10 equals "Above Normal". I think Very High is like 24 or something, and there's actually a ton of priority levels not listed. By default, Prime95 is set to priority 1, which is Core Priority: Low.

So instead of going to worker windows and changing priority in prime95 and setting it to 10, just hit "Above Normal" in task manager core priority. It seems to me that half the time, prime95 won't actually register priority 10 setting. You have to set it manually.

I personally try to run priority 10, or above normal, for p95 most of the time, but sometimes I need to use the computer so I set it to 1/normal, so I can do some light browsing and stuff and not have to start a 20 hour prime test all the way from the beginning because I didnt get 24 hours done. Since there's no pause button on a program that's been out for 10+ years...

Hi again Belial (you replied to my other thread). Now, what do you really set with Prime95? Set priority to 10 or set the priority in task manager to above normal? Because when I set the priority of P95 to 10 then the base priority indicated in task manager is automatically set to above normal already. Do you check the two error checking options under the advanced menu as well?
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