Canadian Overclock Database
I think we should have our own overclock database. One section for AMD and one for Intel.
The rules should be as follows:
Good idea but i think you should allow ppls to post none stable overclocks... When benching for a 5Ghz, i really doubt you will run Prime95 for 8hours... lol
Just ask for ppls to precise if it's stable or not. Then hook a "Stable" or Not Stable" next to their running speed.
EDIT: I think we should actually have 2-3 separate thread. One for CPU and the other for GPU? Maybe one more for 3Dmarks etc... I'm good to start and manage either of those :)
Personally, I don't like running my computer under load for more than 3 hours due to electricity costs....
But when in Rome...
Even a 2-3 hours prime95 or Orthos stable.
We could also do an unstable section as well.
Bah, if we make the rule as to post a minimum of 3-4 hours of orthos stable, ppls (Like me) will whine that 3 hours of Priming isn't to be considered stable...
I believe what we call stable is a personal belief. Personally, I find that a rig is stable once it has passed memtest for 4 hours, then Orthos (blend) for 4 hours (or now Prime for Quads) and then Dual SuperPi 32Mb.
I never had instability issues with any of those tested rigs.
edit: don't get me wrong, it's a great idea and I would participate for sure!
We should come to a general consensus for the rules, or have one of the MODS or even Gav set the rules.
All I use now for stability is Prime95 v25.3 as it will stress all the cores in one program. I will generally choose a Custom test with as much memory as the system has or close to test the cpu and memory.
If I feel like stressing the cpu then again its with Prime95 v25.3 and run the SmallFFT test and if it passes 2 hours I say its good to go.
I would rather see a canadian benching database myself, PI times, 3d, bandwidth, max RAM clocks, etc, but I guess hwbot runs that already..
I would contribute either way though, although I hate running stability tests for that long. Why not 30 min-1 hour OCCT, stress CPU and RAM? It detects errors faster than prime or orthos usually. Tests other that that could be bonus, as long as there is a minimum requirement set.
Lets see if we can get a consensus of what would work for everyone.
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