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k so i ran linpack for awhiel, how am i supposed to know if anything went wrong? Nothing happened, no bsods. ram shot up to 86% and cpu stayed at 100%
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Prime is not a stability measure for everyday use. People seem to think its the be all and end all of OC'ing.
Try something like Stress CPU,found on F@H website.
Prime is fairly outdated now and the only real true "stress test" is to continue doing what you normally use your pc for to deem its stability.

inb4 people criticising about prime
    
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i'll give that a shot, also i've always been curious about F@H and wanted to try it myself.

edit: running stress cpu now, how do i tell if there's a prob? Bsod?
Edited by venomblade - 4/23/11 at 11:27pm
post #14 of 24
The test will end with a message.
Or your pc will lock up/bsod/temps go way too high.
    
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I would only be concerned if your everyday use involved running all your cpus cores at 100% for an extended period, like F@H or encoding video. Most games can't sustain 100% cpu usage across all cores.
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i would run p95 blend for a while (8+hrs) as this works your ram over. one notch at a time,push your cpu-nb voltage if it fails.
it could be you where on the ragged edge of stability in the first place.
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Certain computer tasks are more likely to make your computer crash. My computer was passing prime 95 and 3dmark 11 stress tests just fine @ 3.64 GHZ. But it would occasionally crash in starcraft 2. I then got 3dmark vantage and sure enough it crashed sometimes on the first cpu test.

So it could pass prime 95 and 3dmark 11, but not 3dmark vantage? I guess the moral of the story is that it doesn't matter how many stress tests you can pass. If there is ANYTHING that makes your computer crash, your system isn't fully stable.

I have since down clocked from 3.64GHZ to 3.5GHZ and haven't had a single error. Chances are your overclock is just slightly to high for 100% stability. Or you could have some kind of faulty hardware but I would guess its probably your overclock.
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This is why you DON'T disable cool'n'quiet...
Chip longetivity bro
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This is why you DON'T disable cool'n'quiet...
Chip longetivity bro
^This.
The X4 965 and all Thuban chips should have the C&Q issue fixed when overclocking past 3.6Ghz.
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This is why you DON'T disable cool'n'quiet...
Chip longetivity bro
It couldn't have degraded within 2 months could it?
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