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so tomorrow morning im gonna start running a stress test on my new rig to see if my 4.3Ghz OC is stable, but i cant decide if i wana use Prime 95 or intel burn test.

Ive know that P95 is more widely used for stress testing, nut ive heard that IBT is much harder on your system when it does the tests, resulting in temps anywhere from 5-20degrees higher then p95.

Which would you guys recommend i use, and for how long? i dont really wana run it for 18hrs or anything tomorrow...i wana play some games at some point
    
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well to tell you the truth.. 18 hours isn't quite enough...
IMO.. a good 16~24 hours is rock solid.. but that's your choice..
I would run both...
not at the same time..
I'd run IBT at least for 10~xx passes.. monitor temps..
Then run prime95 for how many hours you want..
To me.. IBT will get your temps higher faster.. prime is a more of a curing test if you know what I mean..
espesh with that high of an overclock.. or wait you got SB.. well do those tests.. and come back haha.
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do you really need rock solid stability? Are you doing some mission critical computing? I saw, get it stable enough for what you are doing. There is no game that will max out your 2500k. crysis 2 runs mine at 52c and i get 70c with ibt. Its just unrealistic. If you are gaming do a few runs on crysis bench and you should be fine. If your folding then sure, test a bit more. I don't know if my oc is a stable as it could be but its stable enough. 20 runs of ibt on max, memtest a few times, prime95 for 12 hours. Its stable enough for me.
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