Prime95 Poll

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How long do you run Prime95/similar when overclocking a CPU?

Do not run
3
18%
<1 hour
2
12%
1-4 hours
1
6%
4.01-8 hours
2
12%
8.01-12 hours
4
24%
12.01-16 hours
1
6%
16.01-20 hours
0
No votes
20.01-24 hours
1
6%
Greater than 24 hours
3
18%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: Prime95 Poll

Postby ibleet » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:50 am

I believe ya bro...just messin' with ya all! :mrgreen: :finga: :supz:

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Re: Prime95 Poll

Postby Alathald » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 am

Sovereign wrote:
Alathald wrote:
geokilla wrote:Is there a special setting I have to check when using Prime so that it'll show errors and stop Priming if it does encounter an error?
Nope, if it errors it says it errored and quits...
Actually, I was told under Options to specifically set "Round-Off checking" or else some errors may be missed.
That's nice to know, how come nobody ever told me :shock: *makes note to rePrime rig*
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Re: Prime95 Poll

Postby graysky » Fri May 02, 2008 3:31 pm

This is a good question... my system is failed after 18 h 21 m ... is it stable? I dunno! The FAQ that comes with p95 says:
Q) How long should I run the torture test?

A) I recommend running it for somewhere between 6 and 24 hours.
The program has been known to fail only after several hours and in
some cases several weeks of operation. In most cases though, it will
fail within a few minutes on a flaky machine.
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Re: Prime95 Poll

Postby ibleet » Fri May 02, 2008 3:35 pm

Look at it this way...How often are you running programs that stress your system like Prime for 21 hours straight, or for even 6 hours for that matter.

For most users, I would consider 2 hours of error free Prime to be stable, but hey, thats just my opinion. For power users, more would be needed.


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