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can F@H be used for stability testing?

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ok i was just wondering for future reference, can running Folding@Home be used for stability testing? i mean its stressing the core at 100% so the way i see it might as well help out a good cause while your checking for stability
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yeha i dont see why not as it stresses the core to 100%, but if you dont complete the work unit u arent techincally helping are you? (correct me if in wrong)

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if the computer crashes your work isnt lost, when you start again it will pick up where it left off so its a win-win.
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Yes you can. When I test a new OC for either CPU or GPU, I run the normal battery of stability tests and if it looks good, I run F@H for 24hrs as my gold standard.

Ill keep a close eye on it through this process. Im not keen to throw bad data to Stanford but like I said... its been through every other test known to man before I use F@H.

If it passes, Im pretty confident the clocks are stable.
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I use it to do stability testing

so yes it can
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I wouldn't count on it for GPU stability testing though unless all you do is fold.
    
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ok thanks

edit- and to skatingrocker im just running the smp cpu version not the gpu
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
I wouldn't count on it for GPU stability testing though unless all you do is fold.
Actually, in my experience, folding was the BEST stability test I could find. My OC passed OCCT with 0 errors for 30+ minutes but I couldn't fold for more than 30 seconds without having an error.

Unless you mean that folding is necessarily stressful, and its overkill if all you want to do is game.
    
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Actually, in my experience, folding was the BEST stability test I could find. My OC passed OCCT with 0 errors for 30+ minutes but I couldn't fold for more than 30 seconds without having an error.

Unless you mean that folding is necessarily stressful, and its overkill if all you want to do is game.
I agree with your first comment. Folding particular Work Units can bring your GPU to its knees. This is also true for CPUs
post #10 of 13
i never run p95/ibt/occt anymore

f@h is all i use for stability testing, for both cpu and gpu

in the past, ive had 12hr+ p95 blend stable rigs crash in f@h

but ive noticed if it's stable in f@h, it's stable in everything else
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