Quote: Originally Posted by Prince
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)