The software can log a number of important parameters, running in an endless loop or stopping after a defined length of time. As the author of the Intel Temperature Guide - - I can fully appreciate how much work went into creating this outstanding article, which has been sorely needed! Also please don't post multiple answers for the aida64 stress test duration, I searched around the web and some said to run it for 1 hour, others 6,8,12 , 24 and even 72. Are you sure about this? I was very pleased to read this article! My concern is that an otherwise stable oc may be crashed in linX solely due to excessive heat not representative of anything real, and potentially past the point of saying that it is just more quickly revealing minor problems in the oc. Coleman could return this week. Any help is very much appreciated. While related, I think you can get failures from either side independently. Sure, putting some overhead may be reasonable to just give a cushion and show problems faster, but isn't there a line to be drawn where its not representative of the actual tuned point of stability anymore? At first I had instability at 4.
For you guys currently having a conniption over his or anyone's 3 hour prime stability test, you do realize their is a reason we as a community suggest 24 hours of prime testing for stability right? I run stable at 4. Also, when interpreting the details of the test data, does the length of time it is run mean anything more than that it is stable? One they developed though I think it is pretty much Prime95 based and a Linpack stress test. If your graphics card is going to crash or start tossing out funky visual artifacts, it will do so within 15 to 30 minutes. Both hit your processor hard and ramp temperatures up very rapidly, however, so keep a close eye on your system-monitoring software when you first start them up. There's a link to a nice list below.
The clock speed is monitored as well to help you analyzing the diagrams. I just upgraded my main system from Z77 with 3770k to X99 with 5820k. This can really help when tweaking an overclock. But isn't that the point of a stress tester? Since most users test their rigs without a sense of scale for power and temperature, they can't compare apples to apples, especially when combined with major variables such as differences in ambient temperature, hardware configurations and software utilities. In future I'll probably run stresscpu, it's based on the folding algorithms so as far as I'm concerned it's the most useful: I'm not usually concerned about heat because I'm on water with plenty of rads and I'm not pushing crazy speeds.
IntelBurnTest is a nonofficial, user-friendly version of Intel's brutal Linpack benchmark. Running stress tests can also let you know if you need additional cooling in your computer. The various clocks, temperatures and power consumption numbers for the system during the above routine are presented in the graphs below. I guess this is kind of where my questioning of our current stress testing is, though. But when it starts over the smaller numbers of each pair are different after 576k comes 16k instead of 18k, for example. Prime however doesn't want to let the first core go for very long before stopping, and I believe there is some issue that has the voltage running just a little lower and preventing stability.
Which Stress Test Tool Should You Use? The range can be between 128 thousand up to 128 million and can be run continuously up to 50 times using up to 32 threads. So if there is somthing better to test with i'm all ears also. A place to share information, help those who are new to overclocking and brag about your latest sucessful overclock! If you are unsure about the amount of threads of your system, simply open your taskmanager and count the amount of threads. Yea I would like to know thoughts on this also. Any stress test is just an indicator but it can be very helpful if you run targeted tests.
The point of stress testing is making sure something is stable under all conditions, not just everyday use. To put this in context, my own rig right now is running a 2600k 5ghz at 1. The you can get higher fps with lower core or memory speeds. Is there one free benchmark that is used and if so can some one please tell me. So I just cover all the bases when I set up the overclock so I worry less.
A lowered setting because I was experiencing crashes at some point in a game. What I'm curious about is that if your chip needed so low voltage when it was new or it can do it even after a month? You'll want to have at least one of the two programs open during stress tests. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. However, I don't feel like its as spot on as it was in the past in so far as defining when you've hit stable for everything outside of prime itself. The following tools can be used in unison with the benchmarks listed below in order to give you more information while you benchmark your computer. Kubiak is expected to bring Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison with him back to Denver.
Now, since you have achieved a good overclock with low voltage you can afford to try and maximize your gains by pushing it further, perhaps to 4. While all of the stress test tools mentioned above can work for you, the reality is that your best bet for stress testing your system is to use multiple stress tests tools. You're welcome to run them yourself, but respect the when answering questions. But I'd say try all the suggested options and see what works for you. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring either the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. Hi Using stable version 5. Or it's turbo-boosting a lot and thus allows short bursts of 25W but averages at 10W.
At that point I can't make the system crash even if I want to : Thanks for all the responses. Beyond this, we leave the unit idle in order to determine how quickly the various temperatures in the system can come back to normal idling range. The only real measure of stability is real world performance. I actually just found I have to run a bit more than I had thought for super long encodes 14 hours - I have to run 1. I've done a lot of reading about how to overclock the Haswell-E processors but I'm struggling to get a stable 4. That doesn't mean that everyone in the world needs to limit there exposure to 15 minutes.