Originally Posted by kuziwk
so who cares if it fails after 7 hours. Im so sick of everyone telling my prime test it for long durations. you know what.., mine fails after like half an hour do i give a ****? No, i don't first off who actually plays video games for 7 hours on end? Not to mention even if you did play for that long you would still be fine. Like i said i fail after like half an hour of prime but ive been using the computer for over a year playing games and such with no BSOD related to the processor. Screw all this prime testing.
Honestly though i dont have time either to sit there and prime test it for 24 hours.
This is everyone's free choice off course. And if you aren't having issues (yet), good for you. But I can guarantee you your chip is degrading slowly, depending on how high an oc you got.
I always sell my chips after a few years, but I'll never want to sell a degraded one.
And I don't see why priming would be time consuming ? Just start it before you go to sleep and let it run till you get home from work the day after ? You won't even notice it's been running for 15hrs or so.
Originally Posted by Xylian
I do though. My work is quite time consuming, so I run it while I'm at work.
And I'd like my OC to be completly stable, same for my GPU overclock.
On-topic, the 1.31V VTT test failed after 6 hours (worker 3 again). Backing down to 1.294V.
I wonder what's limiting me to be honest. Motherboard, ram, bad chip? Because as far as I can see, 4GHz shouldn't be too hard with 1.375V VCore.
I'm guessing your ram is holding you back. You do have it overclocked a bit, and the standard vdimm voltage may just not cut it. Juice your ram voltage up to 1.60 and test it, OR lower it to BELOW stock to completely rule out memory instability untill you have your cpu stable.