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How long shout I run a CPU Stability test?

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April 21, 2012 2:07:06 AM

I got this new cpu cooler today and I just want to test its cooling capabilitys before I overclock my amd fx 6100, and Im not sure how long Im susposed to let them run. Also anyone that know a good program I can use to do this let me know.
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April 21, 2012 2:13:22 AM

12-24 hours in Prime 95 is what's recommended to test for rock solid stability, but usually, if it makes it past an hour, it'll be good.

Edit: That really only applies to overclocks, though, so if you're just testing temps at stock, 30 mins. should be good.
April 21, 2012 2:17:29 AM

OK, Yea Im just testing stoc setting, but thats just to be sure my temps arnt bad before I overclock
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April 21, 2012 2:21:09 AM

OK question, Do I need to Moniter the pc the whole time? or will it shutdown before anything bad happens?
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April 21, 2012 2:23:55 AM

It would throttle first, and then shutdown, if things get too bad, but at stock, that shouldn't happen, especially with an aftermarket cooler.
April 21, 2012 2:30:52 AM

ok thanks, also, my temps are expected to go to a decent temp during temps after a half hour are like 50c, that was with this other program(Idk the name, it just says "stability tester")
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April 21, 2012 2:36:04 AM

Yeah, I'd say after 30 mins. or so, it'll be as hot as it's gonna get with any program, so you should have a good idea what you have from that. My temps in Prime stabilize after about 10 mins. actually.
April 21, 2012 2:44:09 AM

OK, Im gona try out prime once I finish looking for a fish tank to put my other computer in lol