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How long is long enough on Prime 95?

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I am trying to get a good 24/7 clock and right now I clocked it to 3.66Mhz and I have been on Prime 95 for 9.5 hours. Should I stop at 12 or go 24hrs?
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post #2 of 9
more than 6 hours considered as gunner2.gif OVERKILL sniper.gif
just imagine 12 hours optimal stress task for the CPU in the real world it's almost impossible biggrin.gif
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i only run prime95 for 3 hours just to make sure my cpu and nb are stable.
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post #4 of 9
Very subjective question. 4-6 Hours is plenty for me. But for the next person, it could be 24 hours.
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I decided 2 hours of prime was good enough before leaving my computer to fold. I got 2 blue screens in the next 12 hours. Since then I have learned my lessons and since folding is the most intensive thing I do, I actually use that to test now. I do 4 to 6 hours of prime and then fold as long as I can.
    
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post #6 of 9
If you are using blend at the default settings then it needs roughly 10 hours to complete all of its tests.
post #7 of 9
typically 12-24 hours is considered stable around here, but stable is such a subjective term. Some people consider their rig stable as long as their games don't crash, others require much more.
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post #8 of 9
I think 10 hours Blend (which is actually how long the blend test takes to run through) and 50 passes of max RAM IBT is a good measure.
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post #9 of 9
I would say 90% of the errors occur in the first few hours...if you want to run it for a week, go for it, but remember, it can never be 100% stable.
    
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