Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21
I don’t use them as I find that even with the fan running at max speed it’s plenty quiet for me. Thanks.
Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball
Those fans will run between 700-900 RPM with the LN/ULN adapters if used.
Ditto. They're good if you are going for ultra-quiet setup (like a pure HTPC etc) but even at full tilt, the noctua fans are nice and quiet.
Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005
Ah. I give up. It works fine now, PCMark Vantage works fine on it and all is ok.
Anyone willing to meet up to tune my processor. Monies waiting.
nah mate, don't give up. Just take a break - read a bit more and you'll be tinkering again in no time
It's quick and easy to ham fist a working OC - but it takes time to refine.
As for 'stability' - when overclocking, there is no such thing as an absolutely 100% stable system. However you can come pretty damn close
Every overclocker has their own methods and tools that they use. Usually it's a battery of tests. It comes down to personal preference.
Often, you can start with 'loose' RAM timings to dial in your CPU O/C - then once that's sorted, you move on to 'tightening' the RAM. ( potentially eliminates initial RAM or vcore issues)
Generally, apps like IBT, LinX etc are good for 'quick and dirty' vcore testing. Make an adjustment, run for 5 passes - if all good run for 20+ etc.
Then you move onto Prime95's blend (torture test) if that passes the 12-24hr run and you have already passed IBT, LinX etc - then you are pretty much good to go.
But if you fail on Prime, then whatever FFT test you fail on gives an indication
where the problem may
lie. Low FFT failure is generally vcore/CPU related. Large FFT points towards RAM.
(However it's worth noting that some can pass IBT but fail Prime, or conversely pass prime but fail IBT etc)
The last and most important test is simply real world usage. If you have minimal, or preferably no BSOD's, freezes etc - then you can call it 'stable'