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Windows 7: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

08 Apr 2012   #30
Bob Pickering

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Hi group. Am running Prime95. Group 2 seems to be much slower than the rest. It's on pass 3 whilst others are on 9 or 10 after less than 10 mins.
OK now after about15 mins all seem to be running similarly. Temps in low to mid 70s.


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08 Apr 2012   #31
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Bob,

That seems pretty normal...keep running it for about an hour or so, and if there have been no errors after then, stop the test and start on one of the other two.
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20 May 2012   #32
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Jonathan could you please let me know is this just for over clockers or can I just run it for testing different thermal compounds and coolers in everyday machines.

At the moment I can only see idle and perhaps running some music , graphical stuff on my bog standard Sandy bridge and tester.

I ask because I have one machine that comes up 34C core temp no matter what cooler or thermal I am using in it.

I do also hope to get into trying the over clocking soon and is this the most reliable app to use?
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20 May 2012   #33
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello John,

Prime95 is good for pretty much everything - diagnostics, overclocking, thermal testing, and even finding prime numbers.

I use it for (almost ) all of the above. Opinions vary as to whether Prime95 is the most reliable program to use, but from what I've seen it's recommended as much as it's dissed. In my opinion, all those programs work essentially the same, so pick your favorite and get familiar with it.
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21 May 2012   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello John,

Prime95 is good for pretty much everything - diagnostics, overclocking, thermal testing, and even finding prime numbers.

I use it for (almost ) all of the above. Opinions vary as to whether Prime95 is the most reliable program to use, but from what I've seen it's recommended as much as it's dissed. In my opinion, all those programs work essentially the same, so pick your favorite and get familiar with it.
Sorry to pester you but one last query Jonathan I am just a little wary right now re running this testing as I am not over clocking at the moment and do not know just what settings I should use for my i5 2500 on a H67 board as I am purely interested in thermal tests for my processor and also testing the processor on my test machine with a Q9650 quad core and DDR2 RAM.

I just don't want to frying anything as I have just done a lot of work / input into getting these machines just right.
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21 May 2012   #35
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Large FFTs test will generate the most heat of the three, and thus, it will be best for your tests. Don't worry about frying stuff, really. Temps in the upper 90s or low 100s (for Intel CPUs) are immediately dangerous, and temps below that will just decrease the life of the chip depending on how long it spends running like that. For example, hitting 93c during a torture test won't fry the CPU, but if your system was running at that all the time, you can expect a much shorter life.

In general, if your stress-temps are pushing 80 or 85, it may be time to consider better cooling. The lower, the better.
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22 May 2012   #36
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Jonathan
I'll give it a try I just wanted to make sure of what I should use and expect - really appreciate your advice.
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09 Sep 2012   #37
brianlt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
The Large FFTs test will generate the most heat of the three, and thus, it will be best for your tests. Don't worry about frying stuff, really. Temps in the upper 90s or low 100s (for Intel CPUs) are immediately dangerous, and temps below that will just decrease the life of the chip depending on how long it spends running like that. For example, hitting 93c during a torture test won't fry the CPU, but if your system was running at that all the time, you can expect a much shorter life.

In general, if your stress-temps are pushing 80 or 85, it may be time to consider better cooling. The lower, the better.
I don't have the money to not worry about frying stuff ):
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21 Nov 2014   #38
1sadpc

Windows 7 64bits
 
 
Waka waka

The flaming icons on speed fan are scary LOL!
temp1:46C "green tick"
Temp2: 60c "flaming"
Temp 3: 67c "flaming"
hd0: 42c "green tick"
core: 55c "flaming"

madness.
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28 May 2017   #39
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I know I am little dense but I downloaded the test went though all that stuff and am stuck with a screen as in pic - is there anything happing because I can see nothing running at all. I did try it again and it semed to be over a heartbeat


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