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after 7 hours of prime95 and 3 hours of everest - no crash

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Omari79

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Dec 8, 2009
E5300 @ 3.6Ghz @ 1.35v (1.31 in windows) 300Mhz FSB, 1200 Rated FSB, RAM @ DDR2 800Mhz 1.8v, MCH 1.2v

Max temp

Core 0 = 61C
Core 1 = 59C

In the last thread i created, many OC veterans said that my previous 3 hours of prime95 testing was too optimistic, to call my OC CPU stable, so what about now?

Is my CPU officially stable for gaming and movies with an average usage of 4-5 hours a day?
 

SamSaveMax

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Dec 4, 2008
You could have post this in that same previous thread. No need for another.

No.

Atleast 12hrs straight. Use Prime95 and choose Small FFT to stress.....and don't forget to take a screenshot of it when passed 12hrs. :cheers:
 

dgb303

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Sweet deal. I p95'd my setup for a few hours too and it's more than enough stable for my uses (no crashes yet!) :)
 

SamSaveMax

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Since you asked for officially stable....I think 12hrs is sufficient.

It's up to you....but if you post screenshot with enough informations of your settings and all benching utilities are running.....we will be able (kind of) to tell its chances of stability.
 

Scar

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E5300 @ 3.6Ghz @ 1.35v (1.31 in windows) 300Mhz FSB, 1200 Rated FSB, RAM @ DDR2 800Mhz 1.8v, MCH 1.2v

Max temp

Core 0 = 61C
Core 1 = 59C

In the last thread i created, many OC veterans said that my previous 3 hours of prime95 testing was too optimistic, to call my OC CPU stable, so what about now?

Is my CPU officially stable for gaming and movies with an average usage of 4-5 hours a day?

I usually do 8 hours and i've never had a problem with stability and i run raid-0. You should be okay with 7 hours. Ofcourse everyone has their own theories and opinions so you will have to make your own.
 

Neural Net

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12 hours prime? Overkill.

LinX (Intel burn test) does a good enough job. Let it run for 1-2 hours, it's a good indicator of system stability.

Varied tests (based on typical usage) are best after that. I had a system where my E6300 overclock was stable enough for Prime but not for Supreme Commander, backing down the clock 100Mhz did the trick.
 

EarthDog

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Dec 15, 2008
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Yeah like we mentioned in your other thread (which was a slight tangent from the original post) to each their own. You can see there doesnt seem to be too much of a right and wrong, though most will agree 3 hours is too little for stability and 24 hours, if you dont [email protected] is overkill for stability (for the P95 program). You can test quicker with other programs like people have mentioned (IBT/Linx/OCCT etc). A couple hours seems to be good on those type of applications.

You should be fine. :)