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How do I know my computer is stable. Overclocked

I am new to overclock and Recently I overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.4ghz with voltage 1.200. I try 4.6ghz and I got the blue screen. I set to 4.5 ghz and boot up fine. How do I know my pc is stable at this hgz. I did a prime95 stress test and the highest it got was 81. I am not sure what program to use to see it is stable.

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1 minute ago, XxStranger07xX said:

I am new to overclock and Recently I overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.4ghz with voltage 1.200. I try 4.6ghz and I got the blue screen. I set to 4.5 ghz and boot up fine. How do I know my pc is stable at this hgz. I did a prime95 stress test and the highest it got was 81. I am not sure what program to use to see it is stable.

Welcome to the wonderful world of overclocking! xD 

 

Prime95 I think stresses the CPU the most, so it is a good measurement of stability. 

 

I tend to use Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 for benching and testing for stability. Really anything that puts a heavy load on your CPU will work.

 

Don't use in game benchmarks though for testing stability, games really dont stress the CPU enough to get a good test

 

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1 minute ago, XxStranger07xX said:

I am new to overclock and Recently I overclocked my i5 4690k to 4.4ghz with voltage 1.200. I try 4.6ghz and I got the blue screen. I set to 4.5 ghz and boot up fine. How do I know my pc is stable at this hgz. I did a prime95 stress test and the highest it got was 81. I am not sure what program to use to see it is stable.

It's considered stable if you can run a stress test without it crashing.  For it to boot up at 4.6GHz, you're going to need more voltage.  More voltage means more heat though.  Find a balance you're comfortable with.  My 4790k runs 4.7GHz on 1.3V.  If I leave Prime 95 running for too long I get a blue screen, but it runs games and every day programs fine, so I'm happy leaving it at what some would classify as unstable.

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Never.

 

It's stable until it isn't.

 

Stress tests can indicate stability, but that only means it's probably stable doing that stress test, and not always does it mean you will be stable doing something else.

 

Even then, if your system is "stable" your components can degrade at an unpredictable rate and can suddenly become unstable.

 

Chasing "stability" beyond a few hours isn't worth the ROI unless you make money on your system. Even then probably better to just buy faster stuff to begin with.

 

Personally, I do 2 hours RealBench, 2 hours A64, and all programs I use and if it's fine I'm good.

 

IMO, YMMV, wtfbbq, in before the "lol u just don't know how to use P95" etc.

 

This is my opinion and feel free to disagree.

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3 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

It's considered stable if you can run a stress test without it crashing.  For it to boot up at 4.6GHz, you're going to need more voltage.  More voltage means more heat though.  Find a balance you're comfortable with.  My 4790k runs 4.7GHz on 1.3V.  If I leave Prime 95 running for too long I get a blue screen, but it runs games and every day programs fine, so I'm happy leaving it at what some would classify as unstable.

Ok but I thought that can damage your cpu if it is not stable. I am noob at overcloking. For what I learned. I need to change two setting in the bios to overclocked. I have msi z97s plus. Is there any more setting to change for a better overclocked 

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Ok but I thought that can damage your cpu if it is not stable. I am noob at overcloking. For what I learned. I need to change two setting in the bios to overclocked. I have msi z97s plus. Is there any more setting to change for a better overclocked 

The process of chasing stability and that fine line results in so many BSODS and crashes and restarts that if it did, half of us would kill our systems during the process.

 

But I wouldn't leave my system at near throttling speeds for hours on end just to test "stability" personally.

 

You can lose or corrupt data though if it crashes at an inopportune time.

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Ok but I thought that can damage your cpu if it is not stable. I am noob at overcloking. For what I learned. I need to change two setting in the bios to overclocked. I have msi z97s plus. Is there any more setting to change for a better overclocked 

That's partially true.  Frequent crashes can corrupt your Windows installation, and outputting too much voltage to your CPU can damage it over time (1.4V is usually considered the maximum "safe" value for Haswell CPU's like yours, although some people say stop at 1.3V), but an unstable system won't directly harm your CPU.

 

When testing your CPU, set the voltage to Static, but when you're done make sure you switch it to Adaptive.

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If it's stable on Prime95 for like 20+ minutes then it's gonna be stable for anything you'd be doing

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9 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

That's partially true.  Frequent crashes can corrupt your Windows installation, and outputting too much voltage to your CPU can damage it over time (1.4V is usually considered the maximum "safe" value for Haswell CPU's like yours, although some people say stop at 1.3V), but an unstable system won't directly harm your CPU.

 

When testing your CPU, set the voltage to Static, but when you're done make sure you switch it to Adaptive.

This is actually a question I've looked up a bit and had mixed results. I have had my OC's always set to "override" for the voltage and left it when I found a stable one. I haven't seen any "adaptive" selections, just "offset". 

 

Is it better to set it to an offset voltage number rather than override to get a higher OC? Or is it just to save power and thermals on the CPU?

 

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3 hours ago, Hendrics said:

This is actually a question I've looked up a bit and had mixed results. I have had my OC's always set to "override" for the voltage and left it when I found a stable one. I haven't seen any "adaptive" selections, just "offset". 

 

Is it better to set it to an offset voltage number rather than override to get a higher OC? Or is it just to save power and thermals on the CPU?

Adaptive voltage may not exist for your motherboard, as it's less mainstream. Use offset instead.

 

The purpose of using offset/adaptive voltage is so you don't waste a bunch of power, degrade your CPU when it's idle, and make your computer a space heater.

 

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2 hours ago, JoostinOnline said:

Adaptive voltage may not exist for your motherboard, as it's less mainstream. Use offset instead.

 

The purpose of using offset/adaptive voltage is so you don't waste a bunch of power, degrade your CPU when it's idle, and make your computer a space heater.

 

Where do i find that setting in my bios to set it that way

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