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Which Prime95 test do you use to determine stability?

Poll Results: Whick Prime95 test do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 18% of voters (3)
    Small FFTs
  • 50% of voters (8)
    In-place Large FFTs
  • 31% of voters (5)
    Blend
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
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I've seen several different opinions on which test to use, what do you use?
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post #2 of 9
I tend to do a blend for a few hours just because then you know it can handle a bit of everything
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post #3 of 9
I usually use In-Place Large FFTs for testing a CPU o/c where the RAM is running at stock or doesn't need to be tested.

I use Blend if I have a relatively high RAM o/c and a moderate CPU o/c or where both are o/c'ed quite high.

Generally I would go with In-Place Large FFTs, as I usually buy RAM with stock speeds that are equal to the bus speed of my o/c'ed CPU, so the RAM isn't under any stress at all, only the CPU. I guess it can't hurt to use all three at different times.

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post #4 of 9
i personally do both the small fft's and the blend... but i think if i were to do only 1, i would run the blend test... it does a little of everything, so i would claim a stable OC after 12hrs+ of running the blend error free
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post #5 of 9
I perform Memtest86 v3.2 and once I have the dram tested out error-free I then boot into Windows and on a single core processor test In-Place Large FFTs as the DRAM is not in the equation. If dual core I then test In-Place Large FFTs on both cores.

Finally I will test In-Place Large FFTs and Small FFTs on a Dual Core.

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post #6 of 9
Memtest the ram and then SP2004 running small simultaneously for both cores.
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post #8 of 9
Memtest and then Large for 20+hrs.
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post #9 of 9
large ftt, i know what my ram can do, so throw it on a divider and and i prefer 12-16 hrs. Itll give up in 20 min if its a bad setting in my exp.
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