Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Best Stress Test for Phenom X2 550
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Stress Test for Phenom X2 550 - Page 2

post #11 of 16
yeah my bad, official max temp is 70c. that doesnt matter. youre overclocking on stock cooling with apparently sht airflow in your case.
proceed to tell me i cant read, please, because i read quite well. thread is titled Best Stress Test for Phenom X2 550. now it is your turn to read.
you are overclocking on stock cooling with very shtty airflow in your case with high ambient temps. you do not care about stability. you care about max temps. that is stupidity. do it right or don't do it at all. if you insist on doing it wrong, dont b!tch later when you have problems.
you asked what the best stress test program is. i answered. i gave an honest answer. i am very sorry if you dont like it and can not accept it. prime95 on a 24 hour run is the best stress test you can use. you want a shortcut to find a max temp or see if you're stable enough TO TRY TO OVERCLOCK HIGHER? use ibt, occt, linpack or run prime for 10-20 minutes.
but you go ahead and do what you want, you know you will anyway. it is your cpu, motherboard blah blah blah.
want better performance ? start lowering your timings on your ram. thats some bad ass ram you have.
since vinton says his 62c max chip was running at 80c-85c(whatever it really was at) for months, i guess that means amd is stupid along with the entire ocn crowd and you dont need to worry about temps on your 70c max cpu.
good luck and keep a fire extinguisher handy, mmkay ?
Edited by pc-illiterate - 3/16/11 at 8:59pm
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 16
I agree and disagree with u...for utter stability yes a 24hr run is good...about the temps there is a post around where amd states that the actual real absolute critical temp is 90c, that is the temp where things inside start to melt...Again if you ask a submarine captain how deep is submarine can't go he can never answer you cause you don't know unless you really push it..every chip is different...look at mine 4.5ghz most Phenom II's don't go that high...especially with air
X
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte Aorus X-370 R9 Fury Strix. Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MX100 XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX 360 US Solar TDC 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Dual Boot (Win 7, Kali Linux) LG Ultrawide 29UM67 Gskill KM780 XFX XTR 650 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Razer Naga Hex 
  hide details  
Reply
X
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte Aorus X-370 R9 Fury Strix. Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MX100 XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX 360 US Solar TDC 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Dual Boot (Win 7, Kali Linux) LG Ultrawide 29UM67 Gskill KM780 XFX XTR 650 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Razer Naga Hex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post
yeah my bad, official max temp is 70c. that doesnt matter. youre overclocking on stock cooling with apparently sht airflow in your case.
proceed to tell me i cant read, please, because i read quite well. thread is titled Best Stress Test for Phenom X2 550. now it is your turn to read.
you are overclocking on stock cooling with very shtty airflow in your case with high ambient temps. you do not care about stability. you care about max temps. that is stupidity. do it right or don't do it at all. if you insist on doing it wrong, dont b!tch later when you have problems.
you asked what the best stress test program is. i answered. i gave an honest answer. i am very sorry if you dont like it and can not accept it. prime95 on a 24 hour run is the best stress test you can use. you want a shortcut to find a max temp or see if you're stable enough TO TRY TO OVERCLOCK HIGHER? use ibt, occt, linpack or run prime for 10-20 minutes.
but you go ahead and do what you want, you know you will anyway. it is your cpu, motherboard blah blah blah.
want better performance ? start lowering your timings on your ram. thats some bad ass ram you have.
since vinton says his 62c max chip was running at 80c-85c(whatever it really was at) for months, i guess that means amd is stupid along with the entire ocn crowd and you dont need to worry about temps on your 70c max cpu.
good luck and keep a fire extinguisher handy, mmkay ?
Yeah that's the title, not the real question. I want to know the best stress test suited for my situation. The reason I want fast results is because if I prolong it to high-temps for a vast length of time the Lifespan of my CPU will diminish. I've read about situations about people who do such things as that and do constant 24-hour P95 runs and it turns out after a few days of doing stabiltiy tests their memory controller's quality has diminished and they have to lower the clock on their RAM.

Also I can't lower the RAM timings, belive me, I've tried. If I set it to CL5 I'll get BSOD. Sorry, I miss-informed you about my airflow. Airflow is fine, if you want I can link you to some pictures. Sorry if you're so frustrated with me but your first post was useless and didn't help me at all if anything you put me into a stereotype with "kids". From the looks of your grammar it's you who are the kid. And as I said. Post something USEFUL. Don't keep making an idiot out of yourself, you're not helping anyone by coming back at me.

Also you didn't actually tell me what "The Best Stress Test" was. No where in that initial post from you was there anything related to what was a good Stress Test. All you said was P95 was more likely to prove instability than IBT. Not if it was the best and what settings to use.
Edited by Ikbosh - 3/16/11 at 10:07pm
post #14 of 16
i really dont understand what youre asking here. you want to stress test but dont want the heat issue ? that is impossible. if you cant afford to replace parts you should not be overclocking.
i have been posting useful things. try using the search feature on the forums and/or google. try reading one overclocking guide. amd = prime95 stability testing. i guess i should have also told you to raise your nb to 2600 and higher if you can get it to go higher.
you have a 4+1 pp board also. youre worried about temps of your processor. do you have any idea how hot your vrm's are ? no one has an idea what kind of voltage youre running through your board and chip. theres more to overclocking than cranking the speeds and throwing volts at it while keeping a temp low for 5-10 minutes. the process takes longer than an hour to do it right.
im sorry but thats how things work. you may think im an ass but people post the exact same things on the forums, ALL forums. you probably are a kid to me. i dont know. if youre over 30 then i apologize because i am an old geezer with a daughter older than that.
this will be the last thing i have to say on this thread at all. there is nothing wrong with my grammar. its my capitalizations and punctuations( namely the apostrophes) that i dont care about. i type with my index fingers and thumbs while never looking at the screen. rheumatoid arthritis is a b!tch. never having learned to type doesnt help in the least.
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
w00t
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ph2 x20be asus m4a785-m sapphire vapor-x 4850  geil black dragon 1066 5-5-5-15-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
wd  asus dvd multi-write arctic cooling freezer 64 pro win 7 ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
samsung 42" lcd logitech wireless antec basic 500watt old dell crap 
MouseAudio
logitech wireless pioneer 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post
i really dont understand what youre asking here. you want to stress test but dont want the heat issue ? that is impossible. if you cant afford to replace parts you should not be overclocking.
i have been posting useful things. try using the search feature on the forums and/or google. try reading one overclocking guide. amd = prime95 stability testing. i guess i should have also told you to raise your nb to 2600 and higher if you can get it to go higher.
you have a 4+1 pp board also. youre worried about temps of your processor. do you have any idea how hot your vrm's are ? no one has an idea what kind of voltage youre running through your board and chip. theres more to overclocking than cranking the speeds and throwing volts at it while keeping a temp low for 5-10 minutes. the process takes longer than an hour to do it right.
im sorry but thats how things work. you may think im an ass but people post the exact same things on the forums, ALL forums. you probably are a kid to me. i dont know. if youre over 30 then i apologize because i am an old geezer with a daughter older than that.
this will be the last thing i have to say on this thread at all. there is nothing wrong with my grammar. its my capitalizations and punctuations( namely the apostrophes) that i dont care about. i type with my index fingers and thumbs while never looking at the screen. rheumatoid arthritis is a b!tch. never having learned to type doesnt help in the least.
Now you're being useful

Sorry we had to have this sort of arguement. Anyways, I mean I'm happy to have the heat issue I just fear if I do it for prolonged periods I'm going to degrade my CPU. If I had money to replace parts, why would I overclock?
In my oppinion overclocking is the last step you do to make sure you get the most use out of your chip. Although some people would have different reasons. No, I don't have a clue about the temperatures of my VRM's. I've actually got no clue what they are. Voltages are if you want to know:

Northbridge: 1.4v
RAM: 2.0v
CPU-NB VID: 1.25v
CPU: 1.45v

my Northbridge multiplyer is set to 10x, should I try 12x? I know at 13x my computer doesn't POST though.

I'd be happy to hear what you have to say if you're going to continue posting useful things! Oh and I did TRY using the search function, guess I didn't search enough.

I apologize. Thankyou for trying to help.
post #16 of 16
You don't need to worry about degradation at those voltages, i've seen guys running 1.5v+ and its been there a few years now....most likely the cpu will become out dated before you actually kill it.

But i do get your point about overclocking with the stock cooler and you want to get the most out of the chip, but honestly, even at stock, amd heatsinks don't really work that well either, the best thing would be to get a hyper 212+ don't even buy the 2nd fan you will just need one and you will be able to take the chip a bit further.

If you want you can check out the guide in my sig since it covers the 550 as well.
X
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte Aorus X-370 R9 Fury Strix. Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MX100 XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX 360 US Solar TDC 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Dual Boot (Win 7, Kali Linux) LG Ultrawide 29UM67 Gskill KM780 XFX XTR 650 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Razer Naga Hex 
  hide details  
Reply
X
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9Ghz Gigabyte Aorus X-370 R9 Fury Strix. Corsair Vengence LPX 2x8Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MX100 XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX 360 US Solar TDC 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Dual Boot (Win 7, Kali Linux) LG Ultrawide 29UM67 Gskill KM780 XFX XTR 650 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Razer Naga Hex 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Best Stress Test for Phenom X2 550