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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
When you run IBT are you also doing something else with the pc at the same time.. like browsing, etc.. or do you leave the pc to finish the test?

I'm asking that because I've noticed that when I leave it to do its thing many stability tests are successful, but when I start opening other programs while doing it, there is always a chance for a failed test or even a BSOD.
post #2 of 10
You should leave the computer alone when running a stress test. When you are doing other things, the OS will divert clock cycles away from the stress test, so the CPU is not being fully stressed.

When getting to the absolute limits of stability, funking things can start happening, like IBT passing, but the crashing when you open a browser.
post #3 of 10
I always browse when I run Linx test ....never encounter any problem, except that the GFlops is lower than if I dont use the rig at all....

If you get BSOD when browsing, thats because your rig is not totally stable In my opinion.

PS: I dont do gaming, only light taks in windows like 15 Explorer Windows Opened or watch videos..
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I leave my computer alone when stress testing.
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post #5 of 10
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So whenever people post a successful stress test while leaving their pc on, how do they know it's totally stable? It's like this.. if your pc being stressed really hard and you start accessing stuff then you may encounter some kind of error ultimately.. I don't know.. Let's say you don't have enough RAM to open certain programs, etc. How would the pc respond to that? When IBT is running it takes up alot of ram which doesn't leave much for anything.

I'm just rumbling... Because it's very random. I ran a buncha tests with same settings and it was a success when left alone. Then while opening programs and browsing - I got unstable overclock and another time I got a blue screen.
post #6 of 10
Cause they use almost max of their RAM - when i start IBT i use more than standart - that puts the CPU and the RAM to unimaginable stress and heat. I tried to run browser or something else i got freezes but not crashes - if it crashes that is unstability.
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post #7 of 10
I run the test with all available ram (linx) and only encounter some slow down when I open a window, and after I'm fine....I,ve be doing testing all day and also browing and didnt have any BSOD or Hangs

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Powerfulness View Post
So whenever people post a successful stress test while leaving their pc on, how do they know it's totally stable? It's like this.. if your pc being stressed really hard and you start accessing stuff then you may encounter some kind of error ultimately.. I don't know.. Let's say you don't have enough RAM to open certain programs, etc. How would the pc respond to that? When IBT is running it takes up alot of ram which doesn't leave much for anything.

I'm just rumbling... Because it's very random. I ran a buncha tests with same settings and it was a success when left alone. Then while opening programs and browsing - I got unstable overclock and another time I got a blue screen.
A computer has unlimited virtual memory.
post #9 of 10
its more that when your stressing your CPU is being completely used, and as soon as you open something else your over-stressing, kinda like asking the CPU to run at 110% (impossible i know, but you get the idea) and thats when you get errors. so always just leave the comp alone while stressing. also IBT should only need 20 laps, but i dont like IBT, its too unreallistic, ill get an error on it and can Prime95 on the same settings for days. also Prime95 shows each core, and what one errored, useful if you need to direct voltage to that core
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
its more that when your stressing your CPU is being completely used, and as soon as you open something else your over-stressing, kinda like asking the CPU to run at 110% (impossible i know, but you get the idea) and thats when you get errors. so always just leave the comp alone while stressing. also IBT should only need 20 laps, but i dont like IBT, its too unreallistic, ill get an error on it and can Prime95 on the same settings for days. also Prime95 shows each core, and what one errored, useful if you need to direct voltage to that core
That isn't true.

Different programs run at different priorities. When you run other programs, the OS diverts cycles from the stress program. This takes stress off of the CPU.


The OP's results are atypical.
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