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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    10 passes linx, 1 hour prime95, overnight memtest+, 3dmark vantage run will catch any issues.
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by genec57 View Post
    I am quite pleased with the ICH10r with RAID0. I have had a RAID0 for a couple of years now using ICH10r with no problems. That said, I feel that RAID has little to offer performance wise. My single Intel SSD outperforms the RAID array significantly. The only reason I use RAID0 is for the increased usable drive size.
    Ahh, I was asking if you use RAID with SSD's on the ICH10R, sounds like you do not then right?

    I use the ICH10R myself in RAID 0 with 3 disks and have no issues, I was just wondering if you use SSD's in RAID and how you liked it was all.

    But, sounds like you only have one SSD right, so no point in asking further about it all......

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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    While your stress tests are running, do an internet search using:
    overclock "file corruption" "data corruption"
    and read about the reasons you need to run extended stability tests.

    Some data and file corruption is probable if your system is borderline stable. Several 1 or 2 hour tests, no matter how rigorous, are not good enough to fully test your system. Many stress test programs use random numbers or data patterns to push your system to its limits. The longer these tests run, they will have more opportunities to find any weak spots in your system.

    Memtest86+ is good at finding some errors, but I've had clean Memtest86+ runs for 12 - 24 hours, only to have my system fail Prime95, OCCT, or other stress test programs fairly quickly, sometimes within minutes or a few hours. If you're into gaming, play some demanding games while your tests are running.

    Cut too many corners with your stress testing and you'll probably have random system problems and possibly have some valuable files corrupted, such as documents, photographs, or files that contain custom made music, video, artwork or other files that took many hours to create.

    System stress testing is the quality and assurance stage that every product has to go through. It's great if you have an excellent system for backing up your files, but backing up damaged files doesn't do much good.

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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    [QUOTE=Lsdmeasap;319573]Ahh, I was asking if you use RAID with SSD's on the ICH10R, sounds like you do not then right?

    I use the ICH10R myself in RAID 0 with 3 disks and have no issues, I was just wondering if you use SSD's in RAID and how you liked it was all.

    But, sounds like you only have one SSD right, so no point in asking further about it all......

    I think I didnt explain myself very well. I have three SSDs. Two G.Skill Titans in RAID0 and one Intel X25M as my os drive. The G.Skill have the jmicron controller and have lots of issues in single config but in RAID they perform quite nicely so I have nothing but good to say about ICH10R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post

    I remember an old Fram oil filter T.V. advertisement where the auto mechanic held up a new $5 oil filter while standing beside a blown engine and his bottom line was "You can pay me now, or pay me later."

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    Yesterday night , i ran into a system freeze while playing a some TF2. It has done this once before, and usually i can ctrl alt del my out, but that was a no go. GPU temp was under 70c, NO OC on my Card. When i restarted windows it had no report of the error . The first time this happened it did report it as 124 .

    So i then ran overnite, a Prime Blend test using 4000mb ram , no errors. Using these same settings, i have already run a stability test for 8 hours using small fft's.

    One thing i have not run is memtest. I have to use the memtest+ correct guys? From what i heard , i can run this off of a USB-drive, or just make the usual bootable DVD. Im guessing this will find problems that Prime95 cannot.
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    the tests never end...
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    I must admit to being impatient when i run prime95 or linX after an overclock.
    usually i run one or the other for about 10 mins .. then say yeh its stable :)

    Not good practice i know , but i really dont have any software that will push my comp to those limits. Perhaps game software is the most i have that will give it a work out.

    off topic: new sss'd i cant wait for them to drop in price ..they will give me the best performance increase i can think off , as the bottleneck nowdays is the hard disks without a doubt.

    I have been reading about SSD's and trying to find info on the best Stripe size for raid 0 . Seems as the ssd's read/write at a fixed 64k block .
    Setting a stripe size smaller than that can result in poorer performance ..i guess 64k or 128k is ideal for desktop use.
    If anyone knows different please let me know.
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    So if you run IBT for 10 passes maximum stress and everything is good, is it even necessary to run LinX for 10 passes also?
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    First I do 10 passes of Memtest86+,then OCCT 1hr test then 24 Prime95 blend.
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