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04-15-2009 11:16 PM
GSingh Do you stress test for enjoyment?
04-15-2009 11:13 PM
el gappo i go for 10, even tho there is no chance im ever going to max out my cpu for 10 hours, unless maybe i had a tb of porn and norton anti virusscanner, which i dont so im cool
04-15-2009 11:07 PM
kremtok It probably means that you need more core voltage. If you aren't getting a stop error and BSOD, then you simply need more voltage to that processor.
04-15-2009 08:33 PM
pipnasty I just want to ask, what does it mean if while running prime your computer suddenly reboots? I've never had a BSOD while running prime for stability testing.. only restarts!!! what could this mean? Btw, error checking is enabled. My suspect is my stupid iCute 550W psu. hehe!
04-15-2009 08:08 PM
paulerxx I call a OC stable after 2 hours! 18 hours? PSHH.
04-15-2009 07:22 PM
kremtok
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it was prime95 blend test passed 12 hours but I would get random BSOD with this settings
In your case, your system was Prime95 stable for up to 12 hours. I'm confident that if you would have let the program run longer, you would have uncovered the instability. Remember that stability is all relative. When you say you've achieved full stability, it's to a given standard, such as 12 hours Prime95 or 50 passes of LinX. If you let it keep running, eventually it will fail on either test; it's just a matter of how stable it is, not that it is or isn't.

Again, one of the benefits of Prime95 is that if you know what the different errors mean, the program will tell you where your problem is. It's just unfair of you to say that the program is a 'fail' when really it seems like you just have a personal preference for another stress testing program. It's fine that you prefer one over the other, but that doesn't make the other less useful of a tool.
04-15-2009 10:14 AM
PlUgOuT Yeah idk why but i get a lot of random bsod's too. Nothing happened when i increased vcore.
04-15-2009 10:11 AM
aquax
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This is not good advice. Prime95 is a very thorough test, and yes, it does take time to properly test your system. If you know how to use the program, then it is very useful and can tell you where your problem is.

Which Prime95 test were you using that wouldn't reveal your system's instability? Your BSOD at startup is probably relate to the load line calibration or vdroop control feature. More voltage is probably not doing you as much good as you think.
it was prime95 blend test passed 12 hours but I would get random BSOD with this settings
04-15-2009 09:55 AM
kremtok
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Prime95 is a fail, it will never give you accurate results, it can fail after 1 hour / 10 hours / 20 hours and it take too much time. I would try LinX and make at least 50/100 passes, it will take around 2/3 hours but at this time you will be sure that your CPU is 100% stable. I passed 12 hours prime95 blend, and I was getting a random BSOD at windows startup (0x124), unfortunately prime95 didn't catch the instability, so I give LinX a try and I failed in the pass #22, so I knew my vcore is not enough, raising it and till now no BSOD
This is not good advice. Prime95 is a very thorough test, and yes, it does take time to properly test your system. If you know how to use the program, then it is very useful and can tell you where your problem is.

Which Prime95 test were you using that wouldn't reveal your system's instability? Your BSOD at startup is probably relate to the load line calibration or vdroop control feature. More voltage is probably not doing you as much good as you think.
04-15-2009 08:59 AM
PlUgOuT But isn't linX dangerous because even though it's a good program to test stability it raises temps drastically and most of the time above intels max recommended temps during the process.
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