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How many runs of LinX and IBT should I do?

I already did 20x linX with 2048MB memory and it passed with flying colours at stock.

I'm preparing to overclock the CPU to 3.6GHz.

How many runs of each should I do?

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20 on LinX, but I personally don't trust those sense they aren't really what a game is going to use, I just leave something rendering over night (cpu usage 60-75%) Because it's much more realistic.
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Originally Posted by Antsu;11756927 
20 on LinX, but I personally don't trust those sense they aren't really what a game is going to use, I just leave something rendering over night (cpu usage 60-75%) Because it's much more realistic.

I just use LinX and IBT to find stable volts, with prime95 afterwards or OCCT to stress over-night.

Thanks for chiming in Antsu
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IBT and LinX use the exact same Linpack executable files. wink.gif

So set LinX to do somewhere between 50-100. To see more, read the short Read Me file that comes with LinX. One of the things it explains is that to get the most effective test, do 50-100 runs with the most amount of memory used possible.

So, 2048MB is nothing for a system with 5GB. wink.gif

Edit: Realistic or not, an overclocked system needs to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it's stable enough for everyday use.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11756939 
IBT and LinX use the exact same Linpack executable files. wink.gif

So set LinX to do somewhere between 50-100. To see more, read the short Read Me file that comes with LinX. One of the things it explains is that to get the most effective test, do 50-100 runs with the most amount of memory used possible.

So, 2048MB is nothing for a system with 5GB. wink.gif

Ok thanks TC.

I had 3GB available so I used 2048MB
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Quote:
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Ok thanks TC.

I had 3GB available so I used 2048MB
Then too many things are open at the same time. It's easy to get LinX to use about 95 or 96% of the memory. To do this, just set the Windows theme to Classic, use a solid color wallpaper, reboot, and then don't do anything other than opening LinX (and maybe Real Temp and CPU-Z). But also make sure that basically nothing else is running.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11756970 
Then too many things are open at the same time. It's easy to get LinX to use about 95 or 96% of the memory. To do this, just set the Windows theme to Classic, use a solid color wallpaper, reboot, and then don't do anything other than opening LinX (and maybe Real Temp and CPU-Z). But also make sure that basically nothing else is running.

ok, i'll do this.

I'll report back soon.

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Sweet.
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I've always run 25 runs of IBT on maximum. Every OC I've tested has either failed in the first couple runs or ran the full 25 without problem. I also use it for finding basic stability and then tets with games or Prime95 overnight.

To get more RAM available in IBT, let it run about half way into a pass, stop the workers, reselect RAM when more becomes available and run the full 25 runs.
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