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February 24, 2010 11:27:38 PM

Why? Intel burn test or OCCT are FAR superior tools than Prime95 ever will be.

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February 24, 2010 11:41:51 PM

For doing what?
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February 25, 2010 12:04:49 AM

Test stability.
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February 25, 2010 12:08:49 AM

Prime95 works great for stability testing. I actually use it for max temp tests regularly. Remember the old addage "If it aint broke, dont fix it."
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February 25, 2010 12:49:39 AM

BadTrip said:
Prime95 works great for stability testing. I actually use it for max temp tests regularly. Remember the old addage "If it aint broke, dont fix it."


You need to run P95 for 24-36 hours.
You need to run OCCT for 1 hour.
You need to run Intel Burn Test for 10 minutes.

I do not understand your logic.
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February 25, 2010 12:51:37 AM

werxen said:
You need to run P95 for 24-36 hours.
You need to run OCCT for 1 hour.
You need to run Intel Burn Test for 10 minutes.

I do not understand your logic.


I've been Intel burn test/linX stable for 20 passes, and still fail prime blend. Generally, i use LinX (same as intel burn test) for short term testing, and overnight prime for testing for 24/7 stability
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February 25, 2010 1:07:47 AM

XD_dued said:
I've been Intel burn test/linX stable for 20 passes, and still fail prime blend. Generally, i use LinX (same as intel burn test) for short term testing, and overnight prime for testing for 24/7 stability



Bullcrap. Intel uses the same stress test built into LinX/IBT. There is NO way it can pass that and fail Prime95 unless you have some serious RAM issues. What you said is a complete fabrication and I shun you for even trying to defend P95 in that manner. :fou:  Absolute garbage.
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February 25, 2010 1:11:18 AM

Garbage? No ram issue, ram was running at manufacturer specified timings and speeds. And you know what? In order to gain stability i had to reduce the core speed, proving that it is not a ram issue. Either way, i don't really think a single program can declare stability of a system.
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February 25, 2010 1:17:01 AM

Besides, i don't understand this disrespect. You asked why, so i told you why :) 
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February 25, 2010 1:19:03 AM

werxen said:
You need to run P95 for 24-36 hours.
You need to run OCCT for 1 hour.
You need to run Intel Burn Test for 10 minutes.

I do not understand your logic.

OCCT is actually much less useful than Prime95. I had experience in passing 18 hours of OCCT but failed Prime95 in merely 4 minutes.

In addition, Intel Burn Test and Prime95 test the system stability in a different way and so it is possible for you to fail the other after passing either of them.
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February 25, 2010 1:21:02 AM

XD_dued said:
Garbage? No ram issue, ram was running at manufacturer specified timings and speeds. And you know what? In order to gain stability i had to reduce the core speed, proving that it is not a ram issue. Either way, i don't really think a single program can declare stability of a system.

+1

Intel Burn Test and Prime95 test the system stability in a different way and so it is possible for you to fail the other after passing either of them.

BTW, I also heard someone who got a crash after passing all of the 3 stability test and more than 24 hours for each test!!!
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February 25, 2010 3:56:45 AM

werxen said:
Bullcrap. Intel uses the same stress test built into LinX/IBT. There is NO way it can pass that and fail Prime95 unless you have some serious RAM issues. What you said is a complete fabrication and I shun you for even trying to defend P95 in that manner. :fou:  Absolute garbage.

You absolutely can fail P95 after passing several runs of LinX. I've had it happen too. In most cases, LinX will catch stability problems faster than P95, but there are occasional cases for which it will pass and P95 will not.
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February 25, 2010 4:50:02 AM

If you want to make sure your system is really stable, you should never stop stress testing it.
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February 25, 2010 8:53:30 AM

andy5174 said:

BTW, I also heard someone who got a crash after passing all of the 3 stability test and more than 24 hours for each test!!!

That just means that some software crashed his system. In addition to maxing out the temps, the whole point of stress testing is to ensure, that if you do crash, it's not your hardware or overclock settings at fault.

Oh, I still use P95 also.
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February 25, 2010 10:16:02 AM

I agree with the last comments, I ran all mentioned for months, sometimes together usually while stressing the gpu. To me that causes the fastest errors(low voltage, TO fast timings). Prime 95 sometimes running in two of four cores also exposes a error faster than full constant load (sometimes). Maybe its the changing states ? But 10 minutes of burn test does not equal 24 hours of prime95 or a stable system. IMO.
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February 25, 2010 5:00:59 PM

I don't use any programs to test stability. I use them to test temperatures. I test stability by actually using the computer.
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February 25, 2010 6:04:22 PM

I agree with Bluescreen i use prime to test my temps also if after an hour of prime and all temps look good i consider that pretty good to me for stability. Then i just go to business as usual.
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January 21, 2012 7:16:06 AM

Per JJ @ Asus, you should use multiple tests to check stability on a system. The majority of stability issues will be seen within the first few minutes of testing. He recommends, AIDA 64 in addition to Prime95 and all the other stability tests. It is possible to pass Prime95 and fail AIDA or Intel Burn test because Prime only runs integers.
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January 21, 2012 8:50:07 AM

Why not run it? It takes hours to stress test your overclock. So WHY not have prime 95?
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