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I noticed the different priority settings, but I keep mine on 1. How are they different and how do they affect my system's stability / heat?
 

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Which options are you referring to?

There are three options that I am aware of.

The first is CPU Stress Testing only, with multiple blend tests (8-32 integral information).

The second test tests both the memory and the CPU together, the CPU test in this case is almost identical to the previous test, however large stress is placed upon the memory.

The third is a custom option, where you can define set values for stress, to test different parts of the processors stability.

Running option 1 (if this is what you are specifying) is perfectly fine. However, running the second test will have a higher chance of detecting a possible error, and therefore is a better way of testing stability.

Please be aware, that running option 2 will limit what you can do with your computer while the testing is active. This is because most memory is being paged and addressed.
 

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Which options are you referring to?

There are three options that I am aware of.

The first is CPU Stress Testing only, with multiple blend tests (8-32 integral information).

The second test tests both the memory and the CPU together, the CPU test in this case is almost identical to the previous test, however large stress is placed upon the memory.

The third is a custom option, where you can define set values for stress, to test different parts of the processors stability.

Running option 1 (if this is what you are specifying) is perfectly fine. However, running the second test will have a higher chance of detecting a possible error, and therefore is a better way of testing stability.

Please be aware, that running option 2 will limit what you can do with your computer while the testing is active. This is because most memory is being paged and addressed.

AH Thank you!!! I was beginning to wonder why the hell my computer was bombing out when I was doing the Blend Test while doing work! I almost RMA'd my perfectly fine proc because of this. Very helpful, thank you.

However, what I was referring to was, under those different types of tests there is a Priority option, from priority 1 through 9. After having run 1 and 9, it seems to me like 9 gives more CPU priority to Orthos judging from the fact that the computer is much less responsive. It also seems to increase my core temp by about 3 - 4 celsius compared to priority 1.
 
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