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Prime95 info wanted

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July 15, 2010 7:00:23 AM

Hey everyone, i have a mild OC on my AMD Phenom 99950 BE from 2.6GHz to 3.0GHz. I want to try 3.2 next.

My question is with Prime 95. I have always heard where this program is one of the toughest, most heat generating benchmark there is. I must have some settings wrong because it doesn't seem to be stressing my CPU much at all. My desktop widget only shows maybe a quarter of any of the cores being used at one time. Temps don't go up much at all. I run a Zalman 9700 and my temps when gaming max at 53c. I haven't seen Prime95 take it over 48c.

My rig specs:
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H mobo - bios version F4
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition 125W
Nvidea GTX 260
Sound Blaster X-FI Elite Pro
Corsair Dominator DDRII 4090 MB 1066
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HD
Zalman CNPS9700 CPU cooler
Enermax Liberty 620W PSU

What settings should i use to get the maximium heat out of the CPU stress test? I have read the text files but cannot get an answer for that. I always try and run the stress test.

Also, somewhere i read if the tray icon turns red your CPU has had an error. Mine turns red right after starting the test, but after the test is done it shows no errors.

Just want to get to know how to run it right to get the most out of it.

Thanks, Jerry.

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July 15, 2010 7:36:37 AM

So... Open prime95\Just Stress Testing\Small FFT's\Okay
\Number of Torture threads to Run=4


There's also another program that I know of called y-cruncher. Much much much more stressful than prime95.
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