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compatibility of mobo and RAM and prime95 tests questions

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June 20, 2013 10:07:37 PM

Hi! so last week I have built my first computer. it was all good but after a day I have experienced BSODs about memory management. So I RmA'd the RAM and got a new set of RAM today. I just want to make sure that this time I will not be surprised by a BSOD after a day or so. My question is, can prime95 detect if my mobo and RAM is not stable? I am running prime95 for 3 hours and counting still no errors. does this mean that I will not experience memory management BSODs anymore? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 10:20:29 PM

Prime95 does a good job testing memory, and so does memtest86:
http://www.memtest86.com/
If you have been running prime 95 for 3 hours, however, I think you will be OK.
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June 20, 2013 10:30:11 PM

Hi! thanks for the response! Another question tho, I read something about a user passing a 24Hour P95 tests but when he rebooted and started playing, BSOD's Occur. How can I make sure that this wont happen to my system?
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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 10:32:31 PM

papercut03 said:
Hi! thanks for the response! Another question tho, I read something about a user passing a 24Hour P95 tests but when he rebooted and started playing, BSOD's Occur. How can I make sure that this wont happen to my system?


You can't really. it is all trial and error, as BSODs can be caused by a number of things. Using memtest and p95 can at least help narrow down a few possible problem origins.
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June 20, 2013 10:35:19 PM

So, for instance, 3hours of running P95 is equal to 3 hours of playing games?
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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 10:39:30 PM

papercut03 said:
So, for instance, 3hours of running P95 is equal to 3 hours of playing games?


No, not necessarily. P95 stresses RAM and CPU, not graphics. If you want to stress graphics, use furmark.
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
Run both P95 and Furmark at the same time if you want to stress your system in all ways. 3 hours both at the same time will pretty much guarantee that your system is stable.
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June 20, 2013 10:43:20 PM

expl0itfinder said:
papercut03 said:
So, for instance, 3hours of running P95 is equal to 3 hours of playing games?


No, not necessarily. P95 stresses RAM and CPU, not graphics. If you want to stress graphics, use furmark.
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
Run both P95 and Furmark at the same time if you want to stress your system in all ways. 3 hours both at the same time will pretty much guarantee that your system is stable.


I was about to ask if you know some application that tests video card. BTW I do not have a physical video card since I am using an APU. Should I still run the application that you have linked?
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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 10:45:38 PM

Yes. It still applies. You want to test every bit of your system, especially since you had issues in the past.
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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 11:01:55 PM

No problem, glad I could help!
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