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LOL okay back to the subject, I've been running a game for about an hour and yet to shut off or reboot. Wouldn't say fixed but it's not doing it...
Did it previously seem like it was doing it far more frequently?
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LOL okay back to the subject, I've been running a game for about an hour and yet to shut off or reboot. Wouldn't say fixed but it's not doing it...
then obviously, whatever problem it was seems to have fixed itself, do me a favor, download OCCT and run a 30 minute linpack test on max, see if it gives out then
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Did it previously seem like it was doing it far more frequently?
Well first time was random, then it did it like 3 hours later, then every half hour. Total of 4 times. Today, 0. Been on for 4 hours so far and nothing.
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then obviously, whatever problem it was seems to have fixed itself, do me a favor, download OCCT and run a 30 minute linpack test on max, see if it gives out then
I dont wanna kill my computer i want it to work right!
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then obviously, whatever problem it was seems to have fixed itself, do me a favor, download OCCT and run a 30 minute linpack test on max, see if it gives out then
I know how this might sound, but both LinX and IntelBurnTest are far superior. OCCT only allows up to 90% memory usage while LinX and IBT allow for 95%, possibly slightly more. This is actually a big difference.

On top of that, neither of these two programs take more than 10 milliseconds to open. But OCCT can take anywhere from 5 whole seconds up to 10-15 (but it takes about 2-3 seconds on mine due to me being HDD-less).

Plus, OCCT doesn't allow you to see anything except that the test is running. LinX and IBT let you see which "run" you're on, and they let you select precisely how many runs it will attempt. OCCT just goes by time which actually doesn't align properly with Linpack.

On top of all of this, LinX uses approximately 2.76MB of memory. IBT uses approximately 4.99MB of memory, usually a tiny bit more.

But OCCT is using a whopping 17.73MB of my memory right now, and for what? It's a stress testing program! If anything, it should be TINY, just like LinX. Oh, and it should be tiny just like Prime95! Prime95 takes up even less space than LinX at 1.88MB.

So, I will never understand why anyone continues to use OCCT. It's a resource hog (that is, when considering its purpose).
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I know how this might sound, but both LinX and IntelBurnTest are far superior. OCCT only allows up to 90% memory usage while LinX and IBT allow for 95%, possibly slightly more. This is actually a big difference.

On top of that, neither of these two programs take more than 10 milliseconds to open. But OCCT can take anywhere from 5 whole seconds up to 10-15 (but it takes about 2-3 seconds on mine due to me being HDD-less).

Plus, OCCT doesn't allow you to see anything except that the test is running. LinX and IBT let you see which "run" you're on, and they let you select precisely how many runs it will attempt. OCCT just goes by time which actually doesn't align properly with Linpack.

On top of all of this, LinX uses approximately 2.76MB of memory. IBT uses approximately 4.99MB of memory, usually a tiny bit more.

But OCCT is using a whopping 17.73MB of my memory right now, and for what? It's a stress testing program! If anything, it should be TINY, just like LinX. Oh, and it should be tiny just like Prime95! Prime95 takes up even less space than LinX at 1.88MB.

So, I will never understand why anyone continues to use OCCT. It's a resource hog (that is, when considering its purpose).
What will that program / those programs prove for my system? That wont stress my PSU out, only my CPU right?
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What will that program / those programs prove for my system? That wont stress my PSU out, only my CPU right?
The PSU is still stressed because it has to provide even more clean and stable power during the test than it otherwise does at idle. It might even be more than when gaming since the CPU is really, really maxed out and brought to its knees. Even the memory is stressed too.

These programs are used to test the stability of a system when overclocking. Otherwise, they're typically not needed.
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The PSU is still stressed because it has to provide even more clean and stable power during the test than it otherwise does at idle.

These programs are used to test the stability of a system when overclocking. Otherwise, they're typically not needed.
So try Prime95 Or LinX? Or no need?
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So try Prime95 Or LinX? Or no need?
If you're overclocking and need to check the system's stability, then these programs are the best. But if you're not overclocking, then it can be a waste of time.
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If you're overclocking and need to check the system's stability, then these programs are the best. But if you're not overclocking, then it can be a waste of time.
Alrighty then i wont do them. I guess for now its up to blaming the thunderstorm. I wish i knew what was wrong. Im gonna keep waiting cuz i know somethings gotta give if something is wrong with my pc.
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