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What's the best Stress Test for a Phenom II X2 550 BE? As in. I was reading about how Prime95 Blend mode makes SB's crap themself. But I want to know what does that for Phenom X2 550's? I've always just used IBT for a quick stress test.

Problem is I don't want to put it on stress for long periods at a time, that's why I liked IBT. Within 1 minute of IBT my temperature's would get to 63c. I'm aware that's hot and there's not much I can do. Idle temps are around 40c (That's due to it underclocking itself and giving itself an 8x Multiplier) but when I do things like game and whatnot it usually reaches upto 55c. I live in Australia, and my computer's in my room. It gets hot in here. I don't have a good case, I've got stock cooling so it's one of those situations where it's really quite terrible. In other words I have to make do with those temperatures. So how should I test the Phenom X2 and fast? So I'm not overloading it for vast lengths at a time.
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IBT is not bad...also it tends to heat up my cpu more then a couple hours of prime95 blend.

I would however strongly advise a new cpu cooler, even with high ambient temps you will have much better performance vs. the stock solution
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IBT is not bad...also it tends to heat up my cpu more then a couple hours of prime95 blend.

I would however strongly advise a new cpu cooler, even with high ambient temps you will have much better performance vs. the stock solution
Ah ok I was wondering if IBT did heat it up alot more than something else.
I'm looking into it, ofcourse I want to get a new CPU Cooler but as I said for now I have to make do.

LinX, Prime95, OCCT? Make up your mind guys
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LinX for da win..and brings out overclocking errors faster than anything else i have used before.
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those temps are too high. like it or not you need to lower your clocks/voltages to get your temps in check. you should never go over 62*c. you lose performance starting 55*c
you can stress on ibt for hours and fail in prime within a few minutes.
kids want everything now. they want it done as fast as possible. let me borrow your girlfriend and see if she prefers speed over an experienced expert that takes his time
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those temps are too high. like it or not you need to lower your clocks/voltages to get your temps in check. you should never go over 62*c. you lose performance starting 55*c
you can stress on ibt for hours and fail in prime within a few minutes.
kids want everything now. they want it done as fast as possible. let me borrow your girlfriend and see if she prefers speed over an experienced expert that takes his time
Your idiocy and inability to read frustrate me. If you read it you would notice that normal load temperatures are ~55c. And you're wrong IBT provides results much faster than P95. You do also know my phenom has a max temp of 70c? The reason I want fast results is because you should be aware stress tests increase temps higher than normal usage. I'm aware 63c is high but even at stock I can get this temp. Hence why I want fast results, so I'm not prolonging the exposure to high temps. Next time post something useful.
Edited by Ikbosh - 3/16/11 at 6:28pm
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Your idiocy and inability to read frustrate me. If you read it you would notice that normal load temperatures are ~55c. And you're wrong IBT provides results much faster than P95. You do also know my phenom has a max temp of 70c? The reason I want fast results is because you should be aware stress tests increase temps higher than normal usage. I'm aware 63c is high but even at stock I can get this temp. Hence why I want fast results, so I'm not prolonging the exposure to high temps. Next time post something useful.
well said....but yea personally i use LinX cause of the fast rate of error finding...and yes 70c is the critical temp but they can go above and beyond that temp too...a friend of mine has the 945 C2 125watt that chip has a critical temp rating of 62c...wanna take a guess at what temp he ran it at for a while when he was folding...........

Answer.. 80c 24/7 for a few months, and yes the chip is still alive...i would love to hear the comments made now by the temperature scare mongers.
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What amd-dude said is true. Actually, it was 85C.
I was folding on this system 24/7 for months, thinking it was the motherboard temperature, but I found out that it was the CPU that was at 80C.
Chip is alive and kicking, still folding as normal.
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