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Am I supposed to be doing "custom" "Large Data Set" and "HIGH" priority? If not what should I be setting?
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Large Data,But prime95 stresses more memory than OCCT.
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Large Data,But prime95 stresses more memory than OCCT.
Hmmm, well so far I can only get my rinky dink 945 up to 3.69 with a temp of about 55c. I'm not sure how to OC the mem either. SO i'll have to look up that.
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watercool that baby,then u won't have to worry about your temps.
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watercool that baby,then u won't have to worry about your temps.
I dunno, i've always been afraid of that. lol. water in a PC. Never sat right with me.

On a similar note, I've been stress testing with OCCT for 15 minutes....I smell a little burning. I'm about ready to quit, but is this normal for stress testing? I assume playing a videogame online under normal circumstances wont put as much strain on my PC as the stress test right?
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The smell your talking about is not normal,may want to check the power plug on the mobo and if you haven't done this yet.replace your thermal paste on the cpu.
and no your cpu won't be under full load while pc gaming.(most games).some games are more stressful on the cpu + gpu.
But i only run prime95 for 3 hours at a time,no longer.the reason just to make sure the nb is stable.
but just keep dinking with it you will get it higher.took me 6 months to get stable at 4.10.so just keep dinking.

EDIT:btw,the max. temps on the cpu is 62c,so you have some room to work with
Edited by AMOCO - 1/18/11 at 4:32pm
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The smell your talking about is not normal,may want to check the power plug on the mobo and if you haven't done this yet.replace your thermal paste on the cpu.
and no your cpu won't be under full load while pc gaming.(most games).some games are more stressful on the cpu + gpu.
But i only run prime95 for 3 hours at a time,no longer.the reason just to make sure the nb is stable.
but just keep dinking with it you will get it higher.took me 6 months to get stable at 4.10.so just keep dinking.

EDIT:btw,the max. temps on the cpu is 62c,so you have some room to work with
I think I was getting worried for no reason. My GF was downstair cooking and smelled a lil burnt. lol.

EDIT: I'm using prime now....and most of what it's saying I do not understand lol.
Edited by CP2 - 1/18/11 at 4:47pm
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