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My cpu tested 1000 passes of IntelBurnTest at 4.8GHz (1.350v) just fine. It also passed Prime95 Small FFT just fine. However, it failed large FFT in Prime95. I had to raise voltage to 1.390 to get it stable in Prime95 large FFT. Going to run a blend now and see what happens.

My "Best" way?

- 24H LinX
- 24H Prime95 Small FFT
- 24H Prime95 Large FFT
- 24H Prime95 Blend
- 2-4H kicking ass in COD: Black Ops in between tests

Result: one stable as hell system.

Core i5 2500K @ 4.8GHz, 1.390V - max 65C, avg 60C
Wow what is your ambient temperature? I have mine at 4.8 as well at around 1.4, but my loads are like 74C. And I don't have my case sides on right now either so putting those on would make it hotter.
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My cpu tested 1000 passes of IntelBurnTest at 4.8GHz (1.350v) just fine. It also passed Prime95 Small FFT just fine. However, it failed large FFT in Prime95. I had to raise voltage to 1.390 to get it stable in Prime95 large FFT. Going to run a blend now and see what happens.

My "Best" way?

- 24H LinX
- 24H Prime95 Small FFT
- 24H Prime95 Large FFT
- 24H Prime95 Blend
- 2-4H kicking ass in COD: Black Ops in between tests

Result: one stable as hell system.
Umm, I like to actually use my system instead of testing it for a week.

My method:

P95 small FFT for 1 hour, then blend for 12.

For a gaming system, that is usually sufficient testing.
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The best way to stress test a Sandy Bridge is to build it close to the ocean at low tide, and watch it as the tide comes in.
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Umm, I like to actually use my system instead of testing it for a week.

My method:

P95 small FFT for 1 hour, then blend for 12.

For a gaming system, that is usually sufficient testing.
All of the tests are mostly done overnight and continue while I'm at work. I use it 2-4 hours in between tests. I also use it while it's testing, just can't play games while it's testing.
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OP. Do all three.

What I would do: IBT for 50-100 passes. Prime Small FFT for 12 hours. Prime Blend for 12-24 hours.

And the kicker. Fold -- you will know very quickly if you're stable with your cpu overclock or with your GPUS.

For example, my GPU's are bench/kombuster/gaming stable at 815MHz, but folding? I had to drop it down to 775MHz core.
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Wow what is your ambient temperature? I have mine at 4.8 as well at around 1.4, but my loads are like 74C. And I don't have my case sides on right now either so putting those on would make it hotter.
around 20C i think.
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I ussualy run prime95 large FTTs to see is the temps are ok for my liking then move on to blend for 4 hours and small for 6. Then leave it folding overnight. Never had any problems.
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The best way to stress test a Sandy Bridge is to build it close to the ocean at low tide, and watch it as the tide comes in.

Jesus, I LOL'd. No one else seems to appreciate the humor though. ;P
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