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How long prime95 will take?


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i say 8 hours because if it will pass prime95 for 8 hours, and all the 3d bench tests, then its a good bet that any instability you will see will happen after 8+ hours, which is more than most of us will ever spend grinding our machine with torturous cpu/memory/video loads

 

this is not always true...but for the most part it is (ie if it will pass all the OC Database requirements, it will likely not give you much trouble if any at all)

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Thats what I think nailz. I played BF2 for about 2 hours, a HL2 mod for another hour, and some Farcry as well. It never locked up, or gave me one bit of problems, and the PC was left on for over 2 days. I tried prime to see what would happen, it rebooted the PC after 5 mins.

 

It doesnt matter to me if its prime stable, when it plays games, etc. with no problems.

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my have fail before after 26hrs so change some settings, but my preference is 30+ hrs of prime, loop 3dmark overnight. lots of times I can prime for over 24+ hrs but 3dmark fails after couple hours so have to change some stuff there also

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I tried prime to see what would happen, it rebooted the PC after 5 mins.

 

It doesnt matter to me if its prime stable, when it plays games, etc. with no problems.

That's definately not stable...just wait till you get a ton of BSOD's from corrupted files and the like.

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This is from the stress file in prime95. It says it all.

 

 

CAN I IGNORE THE PROBLEM?

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Ignoring the problem is a matter of personal preference. There are

two schools of thought on this subject.

 

Most programs you run will not stress your computer enough to cause a

wrong result or system crash. If you ignore the problem, then video games

may stress your machine resulting in a system crash. Also, stay away from

distributed computing projects where an incorrect calculation might cause

you to return wrong results. Bad data will not help these projects!

In conclusion, if you are comfortable with a small risk of an occasional

system crash then feel free to live a little dangerously! Keep in mind

that the faster prime95 finds a hardware error the more likely it is that

other programs will experience problems.

 

The second school of thought is, "Why run a stress test if you are going

to ignore the results?" These people want a guaranteed 100% rock solid

machine. Passing these stability tests gives them the ability to run

CPU intensive programs with confidence.

 

How long should I run the torture test?

 

A) I recommend running it for somewhere between 6 and 24 hours.

The program has been known to fail only after several hours and in

some cases several weeks of operation. In most cases though, it will

fail within a few minutes on a flaky machine.

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