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post #1 of 22
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what is the difference between them? which one is better?
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IBT on max will find errors very quickly. They do for me. I find it very easy to use and i've had no issues with it. Very stressful! gets the job done. Hope this helps.
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AFAIK they run the same test (Intel Linpack?). For some reason I stopped with IBT and use Linx - I'm really not sure why though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren9;13180613 
For some reason I stopped with IBT and use Linx - I'm really not sure why though.

yup me too!
post #5 of 22
LinX = Linpack with a nice GUI (it even has the same Linpack executable)

IBT=very similar to Linpack (if not the same, or one is based off the other), but IBT has a less-nice GUI than Linx


tl;dr, just freakin use LinX. I cant pass more than 20 minutes on unstable oc. typically if I see it hit 50 minutes, it will always make it to 6 hours or so (50-100 passes)
 
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Both use Intels Linpack libraries, the only difference is the GUI they use.
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post #7 of 22
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gotcha, so 100 times of linx then prime for 10+?
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post #8 of 22
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also do I need to set memory size to ALL?
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post #9 of 22
Just click "all"
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750;13180823 
Both use Intels Linpack libraries, the only difference is the GUI they use.

This. Anyone who tells you different doesn't understand how these programs work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by X-ray;13181841 
also do I need to set memory size to ALL?

Yes, click all and click run.

Most people deem 20 passes stable. I personally do 250 when doing the LAST stability test. I've had it fail in the 100s before, but that would still be considered "stable". LinX stresses stuff way more than anything else will.

I usually do:
12hrs of Prime95 on Blend
12hrs of Prime95 on Small FFT
250 passes of LinX

I'd consider that "24/7 server stable", and far more stable than a computer actually "needs" to be.
Edited by Murlocke - 4/18/11 at 6:55pm
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