Originally Posted by Stefy;13156614
24 hours causes unecessary stress on the CPU imo.
If you wanna kill it and reduce the lifespan, go ahead.
Um, I think that's why they call it stress testing?
I think that 24 hours is a bit much, but I'm not against it. I usually run 50 runs of LinX with max RAM, and then 8-12 hours of Prime95 to ensure stability. So far though, with my SB setup, I've only done the 50 runs of LinX and I've been playing a lot of games with no issues at all. Do I consider my OC rock solid stable? Maybe not rock solid stable, but pretty stable for me. The life of these chips will be degraded the more stress we put them through, but for the most part we will be upgrading our hardware long before these 'lifetimes' are met/exceeded.
The amount of time one runs stress tests is up to them. Some people are happy with a few hours, some want longer times. In the end it's the user of the hardware that it matters to. In the end, as always, it's really up to the person how much stress they want to put on their hardware.