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X2 dual core cpu's + dual Prime95 for stability testing (fixed)

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i will have 2x1024 OCZ 2-3-5-2 on monday or tuesday and i already tested this kit out on another FX_55 customer rig and it was just as smooth as 4x512...the only difference was the 4x512 @ 2-3-5-2 vs 2x1024 @ 2-3-5-2 was 2T vs 1T

 

no difference in performance at all...it just seemed that the 2x1024 took about 30 seconds longer to boot into windows.

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No matter what config if its got 2gb its gonna be butter in BF2 ;)

exactly right my friend, exactly right. since i went to 2GB on mine and momma's rig (and my brother's!) BF2 has just run and run and run without so much as a stutter

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Why do you need to set the Affinity in Prime95 if you modify the target box for the shortcuts with -A0 and -A1? I left the Affinity set to "Let program run on any CPU" in iterations of Prime95 and i got 50% load after starting the first iteration and 100% after the second.

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Why do you need to set the Affinity in Prime95 if you modify the target box for the shortcuts with -A0 and -A1? I left the Affinity set to "Let program run on any CPU" in iterations of Prime95 and i got 50% load after starting the first iteration and 100% after the second.

you have to set separate shortcuts or opening the second prime95 from the same shortcut will not open a new prime95, but just continue with the already-open prime95

 

you then have to set affinity so each prime knows which cpu/core to use

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Because if it fails, how would you know on which core? :)

you know which core by which prime95 fails after you set affinity...if the prime95 for core0 fails, then you know core0 of your cpu failed...

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I followed the directions but don't see 100% load anywhere.

try setting custom amounts of memory...if you have only 1GB of memory, let only 400MB be used per core.

 

if you have 2GB of memory, try 800-900MB per core

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you have to set separate shortcuts or opening the second prime95 from the same shortcut will not open a new prime95, but just continue with the already-open prime95

 

you then have to set affinity so each prime knows which cpu/core to use

 

Yea but thats what your already doing in the target box. -A0 is setting the affinity to 0 on that shortcut and -A1 is setting the other shortcut to 1. If you go in and manually set the affinity each time then what would be the point in adding -A0 and -A1 to the target boxes?

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you know which core by which prime95 fails after you set affinity...if the prime95 for core0 fails, then you know core0 of your cpu failed...

 

Yes, that's what I said? O_o because he asked WHY to set affinity when 2x Prime without affinity has 100% as well :rolleyes:

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Yes, that's what I said? O_o because he asked WHY to set affinity when 2x Prime without affinity has 100% as well :rolleyes:

 

You wont get 100% load with Prime95 unless you set the affinity in Prime95 or do it through the target string in the shortcut. Adding -A0 and -A1 to the target in the shortcut is the same thing as doing it in Prime95. There is no point in doing both.

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