Originally Posted by lightsout
Hey guys I remember reading some custom settings for prime in this thread. That were more strenuous and helped when finding your oc because you could run it for less time. Anyone got a link. Just got an i7 today.
I think this is what you are looking for http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet/2200_50#post_14466483
Originally Posted by evilDSM
Is there a reason you guys are using Prime ver. 26.6 instead of 27.2? I seem to pull WAY
higher voltages from 27.2 (running offset) and can't run 90% of my ram (won't use more than 3GB no matter what I put in). If this was my reason for failing to achieve 5GHz I'll go mad!Prime95 26.6Prime95 27.2
Your issue may be the version you are using (27.2) keep in mind it's a BETA and has been revised twice since that ver.. The current beta is 27.4 and although it's hard to recommend because it is beta it's hard not to given the fact it's (AVS) a critical component that the SB operates under. How accurate can it be if you are leaving out one of the processors instruction sets that's like turning off Hyper Threading when you processor is capable of it, it only mask a potential errant setting.
About the memory issue 1st try the 27.4 then open Task Mgr (Ctrl+Alt+Del) > (Start Task Manager) click on the Performance tab, note under Physical Memory (MB) how much Free memory is available when your system is idling. All users will vary here depending on installed software and what is running in the system tray. Keep in mind when running Prime there are still many things running in the background and a certain amount of memory will be needed to keep things running fine throughout the process. When you setup your custom run use the amount you noted for "Free" memory or 90-94% of the "Available" memory and plug that into the memory to use space of the torture test custom dialog box, this will leave a comfortable overhead to handle most background task. but I would turn off things like screen saver, AV software choose silent mode if available, and or backup task etc when running prime For example: When I Prime with 8GB I use 6500GB and that usually works fine for me but again YMMV