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Is there any configuration to be done on prime95 for stress testing purposes?

i just installed it and ran it without anything configured, will this stress test the system for errors? And i thought i heard before people simultaneously running 2 of them together, to get better results in a shorter time, how do you do it?? I cant seem to install another copy, or run another prime95...??

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You run 2 instances of Prime if you have a dual-core processor. IIRC, it is up to the user if they want to assign the affinity to a particular processor.

 

I ran a custom blend of RAM/CPU settings to test mine when checking overall system stabilty. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at the parent's house for the weekend so I can't remember exactly what I was using. It was kind of a combination of both the RAM and CPU stress tests.

 

Just run one instance, and have it test some of both CPU and RAM. Other guys here can give you a better idea for custom settings.

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Guest GripS

Right click on the prime95 exe file, go to properties and add -A0 and -A1 to the target field.

 

Here is an example of how it should look:

 

"C:Program FilesPrime95Prime95.exe" -A0 (the number zero, not the letter 'O')

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Hi,

start with the "normal" Blend-Test and let it run for min. 8h

If it will pass you can start some 3d-benchmarks to be sure that your oc will be stable in games...

Gipse

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Running two instances on a single core processor like your 3200+ does nothing. You only need to run two instances if you have a dual core processor. And for testing the actual CPU stability you should run Small FFTs. When your testing the CPU you want to test just that and not the RAM as well. If you can pass at least 6-8 hours of Small FFTs then it should be stable and you can run Large FFTs and Blend test to test the memory controller and memory as well.

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how do u select Small FFTs?? issit done through Test > PrimeNet > Uncheck request whatever work makes the most sense , than choosing one of thoes there? but which?

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Hi,

start with the "normal" Blend-Test and let it run for min. 8h

If it will pass you can start some 3d-benchmarks to be sure that your oc will be stable in games...

Gipse

oh. what is the "normal" blend-test??

how come i dont get to see such options anywhere in the prime95 program? :(

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Guest GripS

Just run one instance of prime95. I totally missed that you were running a single core. If you ever get a dual core then you will run 2 instances for now you only would want to run 1.

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