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Whats the best way to test overclock ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

as the title says ..

whats the best way to test an overclock to see if it's actually stable ?

 

i run my pc for brief periods (2-3 hours at a time)

and while i can run a couple cinebench r20's in a row without a crash, I wonder if there's anything that I can do to fully test stability.

 

Ryzen 5 3600 OC 4.75ghz @ 1.26 volts

 

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1 minute ago, djd3 said:

Hello all,

as the title says ..

whats the best way to test an overclock to see if it's actually stable ?

 

i run my pc for brief periods (2-3 hours at a time)

and while i can run a couple cinebench r20's in a row without a crash, I wonder if there's anything that I can do to fully test stability.

 

Ryzen 5 3600 OC 4.75ghz @ 1.26 volts

 

P95 small FFTs


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I do many blender runs and a lot of tests in every program i use a lot. I've been fine doing this for quite a while but it is not perfect because i tried P95 and crashed instantly but it's perfectly fine in everyday use so i just ignore prime 95 

1 minute ago, BlueScope819 said:

P95 small FFTs

 

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3 minutes ago, DominicNikon said:

I do many blender runs and a lot of tests in every program i use a lot. I've been fine doing this for quite a while but it is not perfect because i tried P95 and crashed instantly but it's perfectly fine in everyday use so i just ignore prime 95 

 

Well he said that he really wanted to test it, that's how you do it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I ran cinebench 3 times in a row .. didn't get over 65c 

 

Hit start on p95 and my fans sounded like they heard a gun shot and started to race ... Hit 88c and crashed on the 4th of 12 tests 

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2 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Well he said that he really wanted to test it, that's how you do it.

Yes that will fully test it. I'm not saying your wrong, i just wanted to share what i personally do and what works for me

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Just now, DominicNikon said:

Yes that will fully test it. I'm not saying your wrong, i just wanted to share what i personally do and what works for me

I think if I can game on it for as long as I do and do some cad work on it .. I'll leave it where it is and ignore prime95 for now. 

 

Idk what it's doing but it pinned everything at 100% 

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Just now, djd3 said:

Idk what it's doing but it pinned everything at 100% 

That's what prime 95 is supposed to do and that's why it's such a stressful test. Idk of any real world program that will stress the CPU as much as prime 95

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In the end the question is will it crash or not.  One savior is overclocks can always be turned down.  I did a bunch of prime95 and some furmark just because, and thought I could get 4.2 stably out of my 4770k. Looked like a rock in testing.  A week later though it bluescreened on me. Took a month or 3 of normal use to determine true stability was 4.0 and no more.  I wasn’t doing any mission critical work though.  If what you’re doing is just gaming you can do it that way.  Test to find something that looks stable.  If it turns out later it isn’t turn it down a bit.


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Personally I just do a few Cinebench runs then 3D Mark, after that on too actual task I want to use the system for, so either gaming or completing test renders etc, and I use HWInfo64 to verify temps while doing so. Prime95 and Aida64 are fine but are extremely intense, and go well and beyond any real world application.


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5 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

In the end the question is will it crash or not.  One savior is overclocks can always be turned down.  I did a bunch of prime95 and some furmark just because, and thought I could get 4.2 stably out of my 4770k. Looked like a rock in testing.  A week later though it bluescreened on me. Took a month or 3 of normal use to determine true stability was 4.0 and no more.  I wasn’t doing any mission critical work though.  If what you’re doing is just gaming you can do it that way.  Test to find something that looks stable.  If it turns out later it isn’t turn it down a bit.

Yeah I have found that in more than one of my systems an OC passes my stress testing , but until I run the system through my actual workload paces It may not be stable. 


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Blender, cinebench, and all of the games and programs you use.

 

I run 4.4ghz @ 1.35v. Stable in everything except prime 95 small fft. I run this OC unless I'm folding. I have a feeling it might crash eventually while folding.

 

4.2 @ 1.25V and 4.3 @ 1.3V are stable with everything. You really got a golden chip.

 

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