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Why not test for 30 minutes? Most failures will occur within the first few minutes anyways. You don't have to do 10 hours. If you run with an unstable overclock you will be very prone to data corruption and that could lead to reinstalling windows. Sound like fun? Stress test.. at least a little.
post #22 of 27
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Leave it running over night, it wouldn't even bother you. If u wake up and it bsod on you, try more voltage/tweaks.

this is just laziness...
Exactly. Plus, some unstable clocks have taken me longer to boot lol. It does no good to have higher unstable numbers if it doesn't go any faster because of errors.

Seriously dude, start prime95 blend before you go to work or something and set windows not to restart after bsod, when you come back it's either somewhat stable or you know what to do. If your temps are really that high that you can't leave it alone, you need either better cooling or less voltage.

I hate the feeling that my rig could bsod any second. It's worth a few days hassle to make sure your oc is stable.
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Exactly. Plus, some unstable clocks have taken me longer to boot lol. It does no good to have higher unstable numbers if it doesn't go any faster because of errors.

Seriously dude, start prime95 blend before you go to work or something and set windows not to restart after bsod, when you come back it's either somewhat stable or you know what to do. If your temps are really that high that you can't leave it alone, you need either better cooling or less voltage.

I hate the feeling that my rig could bsod any second. It's worth a few days hassle to make sure your oc is stable.
Yup I remember overclocking once and it took forever to boot after the setting changes compared to before or ever. As soon as I started prime it gave an error within 5 seconds. Running with an unstable overclock it NEVER an option for me. And it is not a good idea.
post #24 of 27
In the "old days" there were no stress testing programs.

1st success was getting a desktop, then you'd open some windows to see if it crashed right away. Then you'd run games and other apps to see if it crashed. If not, you'd keep going.

Basically, stress testing just saves you time. Instead of using your machine for a week to find out how crashy it is, you run some stress tests and find out quickly.

The benefit ALSO is that in the old days, we'd get corrupt operating systems from running unstable clocks. I can't remember the last time I had a corrupt OS, 'cuase these days I don't run 24/7 overclocks until stress testing passes. It sucks to not only have to tweak, but re-install your OS.
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I'm a very lazy person, Yet even I bother to stress-test my OCs. If you don't have the patience to wait 12 hours atleast then just get Intel Burn Test, it'll tell you in a short time whether your CPU is stable or not.
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Why not test for 30 minutes? Most failures will occur within the first few minutes anyways. You don't have to do 10 hours. If you run with an unstable overclock you will be very prone to data corruption and that could lead to reinstalling windows. Sound like fun? Stress test.. at least a little.
If you are going to use an OC 24/7 as your main OC you are dumb to not test it 24 hr LinX and or Prime95 stressing memory too. If you are folding you are dumb not to test the OC profile 24 hrs in Prime95/LinX/IBT under a setting that also is using almost all your memory.

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At least run the 60 min OCCT test. If it can pass that, it will be mostly stable. If you pass 4-5 hrs of prime on all cores you're probably good to go.
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