Stability test?

Hi,

I have finally received my cable and installed the HSF & memory on my mobo (P5B dlx).
I want to overclock my CPU (e6400) and memory. SO I was wondering what are the best stability test prime95, occt, everest?
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  1. prime 95 puts constant 100% strain on the cpu

    would have to recomend it
  2. Prime95 is great. Small FFTs for pure CPU. Blend for CPU + memory. I haven't had a stable Prime95 tested setup fail me anywhere else, so i personally think it is sufficient.
  3. I agree, prime95, but it's probably prudent to have everest too so you can monitor all the core temps/voltages.
  4. For a C2D system, Orthos works nicely for stress testing. It will automatically run two instances to load both cores.

    Prime95 is a little harder to set up.
  5. I must admit I've run the prime test w/o touching to any option. I tried to figure out how that stuff was working, searched the readme on the files/net, but I haven't find it and it's not like if I had the time for that ;(
    Thank for propositions =)
    I think I'll dl all of them and see which one I prefer.

    I have a second question, but that's not in the topic subject. W/E what is the Tjunction tempeture I should be looking for? Some say that theres a difference of 5C between Tcase n Tjunction (higher tempeture). So if I reach a Tjunction of 65C, the Tcase should be 60c so I'm supposed to be safe... But am I?
  6. jsc said:
    For a C2D system, Orthos works nicely for stress testing. It will automatically run two instances to load both cores.

    Prime95 is a little harder to set up.

    You start it, select Blend or Small FFT or Large FFT in the popup which comes up, then click Start.
    It generates a worker for each core automatically. No setup required.

    Just remember it runs in the background if you close the window. Always use 'Stop All Workers' from the menu.


    +1 for Prime95.
  7. Tcase = CPU temp the motherboard reads
    Tjunction = Core temp (shown in programs like RealTemp etc)

    Tcase is often 3-5C lower than Tjunction however you shouldn't be pushing the processor to thermal limits anyway. Keep Tjunction well under 70C and you should be fine. Personally I prefer it in the low 60's (during a Prime95 Small FFT test, it wont actually get that hot in normal use).
  8. +1 Prime95
    Although I like OCCT alot because of the automatic monitoring and timing.
    +0.5 for OCCT
  9. Personally, I use a combination of tests for Stability. However stability is a "Subjective" determination, so what is stable for one person may not be the same for another.

    I use Prime95, Small FTT and Blend for extended time. I also use LinX, around 20 - 30 loops(max memory usage), I use 3Dmark Vantage, several runs to finish out my testing.
  10. SpidersWeb said:
    You start it, select Blend or Small FFT or Large FFT in the popup which comes up, then click Start.
    It generates a worker for each core automatically. No setup required.

    Well, that's what I get for runnung an older version. :)

    Thanks.
  11. Many thank for specifications =)
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