Originally Posted by compudaze
Problem is, I can run LinX for 24H w/o problems and crash in Prime95 blend after 15M with other system instabilities. If I can run Prime95 blend on my SB for 24H I have zero stability issues. 12H is probably good enough for most.
Never had that problem with other rigs I've owned (still have to test my SB rig; knock on wood
). That's why I had stopped using Prime95. I was able to pass +12hrs of Prime95 blend after 100 passes of LinX and 5 hrs of OCCT. If I did not pass, I would do a little tweaking until I had passed 12hrs (at min.
) of blend. Personally, some of us stress test our CPUs longer than we should but that's a matter of opinion. I've been using LinX & OCCT for roughly 3 years now (actually IBT for 1 year then LinX for almost 2 years
) & I've had no stability issues. Afterwards, I would retest my OC every 4 months to ensure my stability (just for my satisfaction
I'm not knocking Prime95
...I will always say it's a good stress tester. LinX & OCCT are the preferred stress testers for me
since they have proven themselves to me to be as good as Prime95 when I was using all 3 in the past Edited by drBlahMan - 4/5/11 at 3:14pm