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Windows 7: stable oc settings for q6600

09 Oct 2010   #31
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

but if prime95 is erroring, isnt that bad?


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09 Oct 2010   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
but if prime95 is erroring, isnt that bad?
Yes. That means that the CPU is unstable. So turn the OC back until it is.

~Lordbob
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09 Oct 2010   #33
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

For what it's worth I just stumbled upon a test called "Intel Burn Test". I downloaded and used it and passd the "standard" test. What I loved about it was that it seemed to stress my processor way more than Prime 95 and the test only took a few minutes. I have to belive that thereis more risk involved with this one. The temps go very high very quickly but I did read that it is the test used by Intel. This thing looked brutal but very fast and time saving. Any comments?
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09 Oct 2010   #34
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
For what it's worth I just stumbled upon a test called "Intel Burn Test". I downloaded and used it and passd the "standard" test. What I loved about it was that it seemed to stress my processor way more than Prime 95 and the test only took a few minutes. I have to belive that thereis more risk involved with this one. The temps go very high very quickly but I did read that it is the test used by Intel. This thing looked brutal but very fast and time saving. Any comments?
Intel Burn Test is generally regarded as flawed and is not used.

When you run Prime 95, make sure you run the Blend Test to truly test the CPU.

~Lordbob
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10 Oct 2010   #35
kewl1

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
For what it's worth I just stumbled upon a test called "Intel Burn Test". I downloaded and used it and passd the "standard" test. What I loved about it was that it seemed to stress my processor way more than Prime 95 and the test only took a few minutes. I have to belive that thereis more risk involved with this one. The temps go very high very quickly but I did read that it is the test used by Intel. This thing looked brutal but very fast and time saving. Any comments?
Intel Burn Test is generally regarded as flawed and is not used.

When you run Prime 95, make sure you run the Blend Test to truly test the CPU.

~Lordbob
Thanks Lordbob
I guess that explains why I never even heard of it until now. I guess also there are no shortcuts.
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10 Oct 2010   #36
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kewl1 View Post
For what it's worth I just stumbled upon a test called "Intel Burn Test". I downloaded and used it and passd the "standard" test. What I loved about it was that it seemed to stress my processor way more than Prime 95 and the test only took a few minutes. I have to belive that thereis more risk involved with this one. The temps go very high very quickly but I did read that it is the test used by Intel. This thing looked brutal but very fast and time saving. Any comments?
Intel Burn Test is generally regarded as flawed and is not used.

When you run Prime 95, make sure you run the Blend Test to truly test the CPU.

~Lordbob
Thanks Lordbob
I guess that explains why I never even heard of it until now. I guess also there are no shortcuts.
Nope. Only real test is Prime95 for 10+ hours.

~Lordbob
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11 Oct 2010   #37
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Then is it good if a computer can actually finish the test, but maintains a temp of 90+ C during the time?
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11 Oct 2010   #38
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
Then is it good if a computer can actually finish the test, but maintains a temp of 90+ C during the time?
Finishing the test is good, but NOT @ 90+C. Way too hot!!!!!

Jon
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11 Oct 2010   #39
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
Then is it good if a computer can actually finish the test, but maintains a temp of 90+ C during the time?
If you're saying you ran prime 95 for 10+ hours and it didn't error out, that's amazing, considering the 90+ temps on a Q6600! Especially with a stock CPU cooler!
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11 Oct 2010   #40
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
Then is it good if a computer can actually finish the test, but maintains a temp of 90+ C during the time?
That is rather.... unnerving...

Spend $50 and go get a nice copper heatsink and fan to drop that to around 80.

~Lordbob
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