Prime95 was recommended for me to use for an OC tester and can't get it to work.

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  1. DeViLzzz

    DeViLzzz Member

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    I can't get Prime95 to work at all. I am using Windows 7 64 bit. What is the deal with this thing now? I am trying to do an OC and it was recommended to use. Can anyone help? Also if not using Prime95 what are the best alternatives? I am trying to OC an i5 2500k btw.
     
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    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    You're better off not using prime95, it's extremely harsh and will push your cpu further than gaming/workloads can.

    I like using Aida64 to check the stability of my oc and 3dmark to see the actual performance gains.
     
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    which is good, because gaming workloads aren't going to catch that one case where defective memory flips a bit and corrupts the storage driver, causing the writing of 0's to your NVME or SSD.
     
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    I don't use an NVME or SSD so no worry there.
     
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    Thanks for those recommendations. I definitely will be using those also. As for prime95 being harsh oh I know what has been said about it but I am old and so used to using what was used long ago and if it is still available well hard to shake old habits. I have heard of Aida64 and as for 3dmark I hate to pay for the full version but I guess free versions of that and similar are fine. I know there are games of course with built in benchmarks but not sure if as of now I have too many of those. Anyway like I already said I will definitely be doing what you mentioned also.

    PS: Nice to see some activity in this community and hoping it can be a place I can park in well into the future as I needed a place to get my fix of pc talk.
     
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    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    Hi there

    Asus Realbench or OCCT are probably better and free alternatives,although 3DMark I would too recommend to get it,but Unigine Heaven or even Superposition its good stress test for GPUs,if you do rendering then Blender and Octanebench I can only recommend,Blender some render tests are very good for stress testing

    Hope this helps and good luck

    Thanks,Jura
     
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    I only trust Prime95, and OCCT when ever need to test stability. so if you manage these two, you have most probably stable oc
     
  9. I've seem some reporting issues regarding Prime the latest Windows and AMD BIOS/Chipset drivers issues as far as Prime95 being detected as a power virus; can anyone confirm?

    EDIT: Been using AIDA to avoid this because of its frequent updates
     

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