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Old February 15, 2010, 04:34 PM
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After how many hours of Prime95 SmallFFT can I call it a day? Been going right now for 5 hours no problem.

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Old February 15, 2010, 04:43 PM
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with prime95 everyone says a little different. I run it for 8 hours but that's just me. most i think would say your good but lets see ah. or just run occt for 30 mins i have found this works well think i stole this from charlie3.0
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Old February 15, 2010, 04:47 PM
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I don't know why people run test so long. I do 1 hour only, anyway it's always the time to came back to test if the PC crash no ?
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Gonna give 30 mins of OCCT a go. Thx.
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At least 20 runs of IntelBurnTest or whichever flavour of Linpack you prefer is usually sufficient to check stability. However, no matter what stress test you use, it's still possible that there is an application out there that will prove your overclock to be unstable.

Personally, I use IntelBurnTest to quickly check an overclock, but I find Folding@Home to be the best test of long-term reliability .

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Old February 15, 2010, 05:36 PM
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I like OCCT more than Prime95 as it stresses the computer more and takes less time. I usually spend anywhere from 2 to 5 hours of OCCT testing then call it a day if it passes. I hate Linpack. Un-needed stress testing program imo.
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mix it with winrar large files, 3dmark looping. fah. if it doesnt fail youre good.
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I agree with the others about mixing it up. IntelBurn will quickly let you know if your in the ballpark, but even with many hours of Prime95 passed, another app can fail. Like folding a -bigadv at 93% (ouch! that one hurt).
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Well it passed 2 hours of OCCT and 5 hours of Prime95, seems good for now!

Thanks for the input guys!
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ya, that's probably stable enough.
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