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Everything But Prime95?


kendellrt

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I can run any benchmark program that there is, but Prime95. It won't even run with no overclock and all setting at stock! I can play any game I want, run 3dMark2001se, 3dMark03, Aquamark 3, and Sandra just fine. No matter what I do I still get errors with Prime95. Should I put too much stock into that?

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some people say that is fine...but I like to know that my system is rock solid...

 

No prime? no stability...

 

specs of your system? CPU, mobo, ram, etc, etc, etc.. would help us to help you///

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My 3200+ cannot pass prime either....I can run anything else and it passes. I can play games and fold at the same time...no problem.....but when I run prime I get an error after the 3rd test even at stock....so i am oc'd to 2.6ghz now....the system runs great....no problems... :foldon:

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I had the same situation. It seems the stock or Auto settings in most mobos aren't up to snuff. After I oc'd things got better because I had to force place the settings that really work. One thing for sure..if it passes 24 hours of prime..it will pass anything...prime 95 tests the memory beyond belief...so that is the first place to start. memtest is a decent test of memory and runs from dos. Microsoft has one as well...check out utilitygeek.com too. If it fails prime95 something needs help..I had to replace my memory and now it kicks butt, overclocks like no tomorrow, and runs stock better than ever. you may not even know what your missing. :blink:

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I have run MemTest and it runs fine. I don't know what the problem is, I can't get Prime95 to run no matter how I set up my system; FSB, memory timings, it doesn't matter. Here are my specs:

 

Asus A7N8X- Deluxe Rev 2.0 BIOS 1007

AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2.4GHz (218*11 @ 1.85v)

512 MB Mushkin Blueline PC3200 DDR SDRAM @ 2.8v

EVGA.com GeForce FX 5700 Ultra @ 500MHz GPU, 950MHz DDR2

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I have adjusted everything possible.....but it still will not run prime on my main rig. My ram....Ocz Pc-3200.....this ram was made for overclocking.....I have checked everything.......I dunno.....just one of those things. :foldon:

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have u tried isolating the problem using prime95?

 

torture test it with small fft's first! This only uses the processor. If it passes that but fails a blended test youll know that its your system and not your cpu. That means it could be your ram or chipset

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Just for kicks try setting the divider on your memory to 5/4 and try running prime. My hyperx wouldnt run 218 at 2.8v i've had to go to 3.2v to get it stable over 217. I'm running prime at 223 fsb 1/1 right now . Whats you vcore set at?

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in your bios there will be a setting called memory frequency. To get the divider cokeman recommended change this to 83%. If it passes prime95 then your ram is the bad link. You could try to relax your timings also to increase stability.

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