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Old December 8, 2008, 02:05 PM
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I'll add in I'm one of the few that swaers by IBT...it's teh first test I run now.

I don't call it perfect though...it's merely useful for increasing cpu power consumption and temps to levels that regular use will never come close to...

System has to pass 50 iterations adn then I move on to prime95 64-bit. No point in testing a 64-bit cpu with 32-bit prime95 instructions...

After prime, it's some 3D, then FAH...

memtest x86 is a MUST-HAVE...
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Old December 8, 2008, 11:43 PM
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HCI Memtest is harder on the memory system & NB than Memtest86+ is, which becomes important if you have all four slots populated, so i actually consider it a more important test than Memtest86 for stability.

One thing on IntelBurnTest or LinX: run the max RAM test for max CPU testing.

No, i am not joking.

It'll bump temps significantly, as it increases problem size consequently.

For me, using only some RAM in IBT/LinX vs. all = 7-8C difference in temps on the CPU.
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Old December 9, 2008, 12:06 AM
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My System Specs


That what I was using in IBT...Max Test....Temps got up to +65c....in comparison Max Temp I hit with Prime or OCCT is 56c

Firestrike Extreme: 21.452
MARK 11: 32.530

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