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Old 11-17-2004, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Pentium 4 520. I have it oced at 3.094 GHz. How do I know if it is stable? Is there a utility?

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what is the stock speed and yes ther is but i forgot what it was called.

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Old 11-18-2004, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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use prime95.. run the torture tests... they say that if it runs about 9 hours or somethign without an error then it is stable... ask nubius about that.. but heres the link:

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Old 11-18-2004, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah the readme file for prime95 says generally if it gets past 6 hours it's completely stable as you'll never do anything as taxing as what prime95 does to your system, but I suggest you leave it on over night to see if you can atleast go above 10 if not preferably 12+ hours...

Run the Large in place FFT's, the 2nd option to click under torture test.
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and make sure you have adequate cooling, prescotts run hot
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I boot up my computer today and it was at 3.094 ghz. I had to bring it down to 2.856 for it to boot up. The voltage was at 1.4125. Is it safe to bring up the voltage.
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i run sisoftsandra "burn-in-mode" for a couple hours

then i go with super_pi to make sure it's stable

you can run memtest86 to make sure your RAM is in spec (if you overclocked it)

CPUBench2003 is good for testing, also has a "burn-in-mode" i believe. if not just loop it and it works the same way.

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