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Thread: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?




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    Default Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    Everybody has there own way of stressing system components. What i would like to know is :
    1. how many hours do you stress
    2. what program(s) do you use
    3.what do you consider stable?

    I know everyone has there own definition of stable, so tell us what yours is
    I for example, will run a 20 min small fft and a 20 min blend using Prime95. Then i adjust settings accordingly until i get no BSOD within that 20 minute time. I then increase/or decrease the voltages 1 or 2 increments wherever its required and run another 20/20 test until i can run 1 hr small fft's. Then, i will run the same settings overnight and see if shes solid.

    Not all of us have the time to stress for 8, 12, 24 hours . Even if i did have that time, i think some of these test times are overkill and the only time i will test for more than 1 hour is when im going to sleep and let my machine do its thing.

    Thus far, this method has worked beautifully for me, and i find it saves tons of time. Ya know i actually use my machine once in a while instead of torturing it non stop.

    So tell us, what is you preferred method of torture?
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    I run the Everest Ultimate stress test for 30-45 minutes. I have never had a crash from my day to day routine if it passes this with no problems. 3DMark vantage cpu test I have found good to verify qpi/vtt voltage.
    Many will disagree but it works for me. If I can do what I need to do without problems then that is stable.
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    Yea i cant wait to see how many people go nuts like ahhh you need to run 314 hours to be 100 % stable. I've crashed once during some heavy gaming, only needing some extra qpi voltage since my RAM is overclocked like hell from 1333 to 1750. Since then , everythings been smoooothhh.

    Whoa Genec, lol you use 2x128gb SSD RAID for storage?! Thats freekin sweet bro. Your X-25m, is that the new G2 drive just recently released? What kinda read/writes you get with those ?
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    The Intel drive is the G1 and it's smokin fast - the G2 is no different except for the TRIM support.
    The RAID drives use the crappy jmicron controller - being in RAID makes them better. Writes are better on the OCZ Vertex but I do really like the Intel - overall they are, IMHO, the best.
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    Quote Originally Posted by genec57 View Post
    The Intel drive is the G1 and it's smokin fast - the G2 is no different except for the TRIM support.
    The RAID drives use the crappy jmicron controller - being in RAID makes them better. Writes are better on the OCZ Vertex but I do really like the Intel - overall they are, IMHO, the best.

    I am about to get me a few Crucial CT64M225, looking forward to going to SSD! Wish I could afford a few Intel ones, or get them to send me a few for review

    So how do you think the ICH10R holds up with RAID SSD's? Or do you just have a single SSD?

    I use LinX 10 passes on full, and Memtest86+ several hours or looped 2, 4, 5, & 7 tests

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

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

    Typically a 24 hour test is recommended using software such as Prime 95.

    However, I can say that I typically set my tests up as I go to bed and let them run overnight and that has been a good indicator for me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I use LinX 10 passes on full, and Memtest86+ several hours or looped 2, 4, 5, & 7 tests
    Almost what I use. I use IntelBurnTest for 10 passes and Memtest for a few hours.
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    Default Re: Tweakers input- what is your stress test procedure?

    Yeah im waitin on Win7 to get me a Intel 80gb SSD, this way i can load up everything fresh from the start . Maybe by then Newegg will stop playin around with the price jumps.

    By the way, anybody know a good Antivirus program, it doesn't have to be free. I would actually prefer paying for it. My trial version of Kaspersky is ready to expire and it really sucks that it wont allow me to quarantine objects because its a trial version. Also, Kaspersky seriously slows down my system when scanning. Only shows 2-5% CPU usage with HT on and it really begun to piss me off yesterday. Opening windows, internet tabs, all were slow to view. This is unacceptable. I certainly did not put all this time and cash into a monster machine to have to deal with SLOWNESS.

    Yes i have read reviews pretty much everywhere about different programs, but i would like to know what do YOU all recommend.

    I have Mcafee on my notebook, i like it.
    Norton, i hate it.
    AVG- i just dont like it.

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

    I have used Avast home edition for the past few years and am quite happy with it - and it's free :).
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