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Old 08-27-2006, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone I was just wondering If someone can explain to me what this benchmark is from Prime95?

Are the benchmarks good? How would you rate it?

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Old 08-27-2006, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Prime95 isnt used for benchmarking. You use the Torture Test to test the stability of your CPU overclock. 24 hours is absolutely stable. 16 hours is stable enough for me. 8 hours is stable enough to brag about.

If its not ATLEAST 8 hours stable, you need to lower your OC, or raise the vcore.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you wish to Benchmark your system, start with these:

3DMark05: http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmark05/

3DMarl06: http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmark06/

Use 3DMark06 only if you have a high-performance system, or you will cry.

There are others like Aquamark.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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3DMark is usually a GPU benchmark. If you wish to benchmark your CPU, then look at the CPU score that you get in the end. Same with Aquamark.

If you want a mainly CPU/Memory benchmark, then try SuperPi and run the 1M test. Record the time that you get in the end (take a screenshot).

If you want a mainly CPU benchmark, then get SiSoft Sandra, and run the CPU benchmark. It will also let you compare it with other processors.
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