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11 Nov 2009  

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prince View Post
Don't forget to run Prime95 many hours after to see if your OC is stable.

Blend + 8hrs = Good
Blend + 12hrs = Better
Blend +24hrs = Great

Intel Burn Test/LinX
Max stress + 10 passes = okay
Max stress + 20 passes = Better
Max stress + 30+ passes = Good


1 pass = inadequate
8 pass = good
24 pass = great

If all those tests pass without errors, then you have a pretty stable overclock.

However it still is not a 100% guarantee that it truly is 'stable'

It's a hell of a process, but it can definitely be worth it with a noticeable improvement in certain areas. (games, encoding etc)
Prime Blend is my favorite but the thing is that it completes a loop in approx 10 hours so there is little reason to run Prime Blend longer than that.

I've seen so many failed overclocks from running 20 passes of Linux I lost count of them.
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