If the system crashes the error code will be saved into a log file. At first I had instability at 4. Other applications to consider are SiSoft 2012 or Passmark BurnIn. If you decide you want start doing video editing for example , then maybe you will have to reduce your overclock or increase your voltage as it may be more likely to cause instability than gaming. Memory, specifically, is pushed harder than anything we saw under Prime95.
One of these situations could be when you are performing resource intensive tasks and the system becomes unstable or crashes while being put under stress. So you're all good :- — Apr 26 '16 at 23:31 The test is used to ensure system stability under full load. IntelBurnTest is a nonofficial, user-friendly version of Intel's brutal Linpack benchmark. Since you have an i7 no game will use all 8 threads of the cpu, that's why games are less demanding. Just did a little tweaking with this board and the 3930k.
I think they use this excuse after my program crashed their overclock to justify keeping the un-stable clock speed simply because lesser stress testers and normal applications don't usually crash the computer anyway. But I'd say try all the suggested options and see what works for you. I basically would like to reach the point where I can once again put faith in a stress test in particular as being very representative of whether a oc is stable and not over-volted for no reason other than to satisfy a quirky or too synthetic bench. If there are others that people have put consistent faith in, please jump in! If you are Linpack stable odds are you are in the ballpark. But isn't that the point of a stress tester? I don't need to go and do prolonged stress testing using artificial programs since I know it doesn't crash during normal use.
You don't want your computer to doze off while you're busy burning it in. Any help is very much appreciated. And much better now than when 1st came out. Its been remarked lately that stress benches like furmark are intriguing and for sure can push things to the limits, but the value of such testing i think has come into question. . Benchmark scores can be compared or viewed online.
Better to be stable with a decent stress test imo than to wait for more some game to crash it. Another bonus: Graphic torture tests usually coax underpowered or faulty power supplies into giving up the ghost, so you're stressing two birds with one stone. 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. But, it comes with a significant power penalty, both at idle and full loading. Raise voltages if you still have room in the temperature or lower the clocks.
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. I'm not sure why in your case your stress testing didn't catch the problem but you got crashes in game. Prime 95 comes with several different test options. It makes a lot of sense to use it to test overclocks while you're slowly ramping up your overclock, as usually if you do crash, it'll be very soon after starting the stress test. To show, which program is able to do it right. This article provides a perspective and some excellent comparisons.
It says nothing about the type of load. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring either the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. He had 30 tackles, 3. The test indicates whether the hardware unit can perform up to the mark or not. As I said there's absolutely no information on how the stress test works so I can't have a proper opinion. I have not found or heard of a real application, even at continuous and extended load,that generates anywhere near the thermal loading that linX can.
I don't like to mess around with finding out my overclock isn't actually stable a few months down the road when I decide I want to do something different that just gaming like encode video. Also make sure that the time is set to 15 minutes. I've done a lot of reading about how to overclock the Haswell-E processors but I'm struggling to get a stable 4. Stress-testing software places your components under an intense workload to simulate a worse-case scenario; if a component crashes, hangs, or otherwise fails a dedicated stress test, there's a good chance that it won't be reliable under a heavy everyday load. By this last quote I can safely assume that the memory subsystem is not stressed enough with this tool and won't be until the option he's talking about gets implemented. It provides a wide range of features to assist in over-clocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring.