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Old June 19, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Intel burn test, or folding@home :)
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Old June 19, 2012, 08:40 AM
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i have been running prime 95 large ftt in 2,5 hours now isn't that enough to see that my processor have no problems it is running at stock
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Old June 19, 2012, 09:38 AM
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I wouldn't run prime95 on an ivy bridge. As JJ said, AIDA64 is the way to go to properly stress an ivy bridge CPU. prime risks degradation of the CPU.
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i have been running prime 95 large ftt in 2,5 hours now isn't that enough to see that my processor have no problems it is running at stock
yes, I'd call that stable. I'd call that a stable cpu/ram/mobo.
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:13 AM
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have now been running it for 4 hours so i now i know it is stable
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:24 AM
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have now been running it for 4 hours so i now i know it is stable
I've had crashes after 7 hours.
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you can also fold on it see what happens.
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If it can fold a few WU's without issue, then I'd say it is as stable as it will ever be.
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I've had crashes after 7 hours.
That does not mean the computer is not completely stable in even the most extreme real world usage scenarios. This is a synthetic test designed to stress your cpu to the max.

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If it can fold a few WU's without issue, then I'd say it is as stable as it will ever be.
This is exactly it. Another voice of reason.
Why would someone want to torture something to death and then say it was faulty?
It's like building a beam to hold 500 pounds, putting 1000 pounds on it and saying the beam was faulty because it broke.
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If it can fold a few WU's without issue, then I'd say it is as stable as it will ever be.
Note it's not the best idea to use Folding@Home or any other distributed project as a stability test, since you hurt the project if your system dumps a work unit.

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Why would someone want to torture something to death and then say it was faulty?
It's like building a beam to hold 500 pounds, putting 1000 pounds on it and saying the beam was faulty because it broke.
I normally do a mix of stability tests, so instead of putting the 1000lbs load, I take the 500lbs load and drop it on different parts of the structure
4h Prime95 small FFT or OCCT small dataset lets me know if the CPU is stable, and 3-4h IntelBurnTest / Prime95 blend test test the memory and memory controller. In my experiences, that case where you have to run a test for 8 hours for it to fail can be found more easily by running a different test and watching it fail 30 minutes after your CPU hit its max temperature under your cooling. If your GPU dumps heat into the case or you don't know how good your power supply is, put some load on it as well during your CPU stress tests.
Note I don't overclock my RAM, but if you do, then throw a memtest pass in there as well.
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