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Q6700 stress test

By LinkedKube
Apr 23, 2007
  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I hope we don't harbor any ill feelings off this, cos I'm just having a little fun. I like to exaggerate scenarios, I have to do that all the time in ethics classes. Normal everyday "mistakes" can be blown into HUGE proportions, things which may seem harmless are suddenly life-threatening scenarios....

    And it brings the message across really clearly.

    I just wish that most people would learn to read reviews and opinions. We have to realise that most reviews will be positive ones, even for really crap items (I'm sure we can find a whole load of positive Windows ME reviews among the negative ones).

    I was also just about to post a pic of my comp "running under LN2", as I realised that with some "adjustments", I can get my sensors to read -160C easily. That should shut alot of people up who are bickering about 1-2C temp differences, as this would immediately show that you'd need to calibrate those sensors...

    Besides, I'm sure you don't have to be physically near the computer to run that CPUz verification....
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    Well I dont know how to mod sensor programs or anything, nor do I bicker over a few degrees. I'm mostly about efficiency. What I have will do my job for a long time to have. It this was 00-01 I would probably have a p4 and some comparable mobo. So for today this is what I'm working with. Debating is all good. I was on a debate team once, mostly because I hate for opinions to be stagnant. Nothing is ever taken person, without opinions we have nothing anyway.
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'm surprised you're after efficiency....

    Depends on which model P4, that low power TEC might be able to do a good job cooling a P4. Not the Prescotts and their 140W TDP for sure.

    And you were right on your earlier post, unless it is somehow proven, everyone's specs and sigs actually are worth nothing. Nothing much is stopping me from saying I've got a $25,000 computer, with 2x30" LCD monitors... but your uploaded pics are good enough proof that you actually own everything you said you did (not that I paid too much attention to details).

    Which is why there are verification techniques online. They're not foolproof, and its possible to fake one, but I'm sure if you are willing to go through all that trouble to fake it, we'd need more proof than one single scenario.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    yeah I dont plan to spend 25k on a pc, but I dont plan to spend less than what I need to be content either.
  5. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 639

    She? LOL!! I'm a he not a she...And a big ugly one at that...
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Where's the proof? :heh:

    Thats why I always use he/she, covers all bases.... I think.
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    This conversation, while interesting, should probably be continued with PMs. It is VERY off the thread's topic.
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    ok sure

  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Well, as I see it, we've got the thread starter here..... its not as if we're hijacking it.

    And I think it went off topic since halfway through page 2 or something.
  10. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 639

    As my exwife likes to say: Ya OK whatever... Still, I really don't see what's off topic. It's not like we're discussing the current price of cupie dolls on ebay. We're having a spirited siscussion on cooling, and the validity of the data reported by people. The topic is stress testing, and stress testing is done by most people, although not all, to determine if they have a stable OC. The quality of the stress teast determines the validity of the stats, which in the end reflects on the validity of the review, etc. etc. Do I need to go on, because I can if you would like?
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    lol I get the point at least.
  12. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    You gotta also understand that all computers will crash, even non-OC ones due to a wide array of reasons. Some of the reasons may be incompatibility, software fault, hardware fault, power fluctuations, etc, etc, etc. Stress testing helps weed these problems out in OCed computers because they are not rated to run at those speeds, but for no reason can a successful stress test conclude that a PC is completely stable.

    But for most OC scenarios, I reckon 24 hour stress test on a computer would be enough to conclude its AS STABLE AS a non-OCed computer.

    Anyone who overclocks their computer to get more performance out of their hardware would definately do a thorough stress test. The last thing we need is for the computer to crash when using our favourite program, be it autoCAD, Premier, the latest games, or just plain old Word.

    I don't claim to know everything about stress testing, but I've got a hunch different programs may bring CPU utilization to 100%, but they might bring it there via different methods. This may make some programs better at stress testing than others. Does anyone have any idea if what I'm speculating here is true?

    So whats the price of cupie dolls these days? :D:D:D
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    I agree with the stress testing. I usually go away for a weekend while I leave my pc up running multiple testing softwares if possible. As we speak now my ram isnt the greatest, and wont allow me to overclock my board to 410 bus rate, I learned this through just using different programs. Probably gonna have to pick up some corsair dominator ram to finish the job.
  14. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    wow.... a weekend of stress testing?

    What did you hope to achieve? Btw, what do you use your computer for again?
  15. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    Mostly just games, some video editing. Mostly in the little spare time I have I like to chop of random videos I like and do weird things to them.
  16. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    -_- lol... Immediately after I make my statement, you guys continue... :dead: Maybe make a new thread? Call it the supersmash and CMH argument/agree/cupie doll thread ;)
  17. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    whats wrong with continueing? We're actually back on track with Q6700 stress testing....

    Video editing does take up a whole lot of processing power.... You have more use of your Q6700 than most of us do with our Dual Cores I must say....

    Even then, a weekend of stress testing is pretty extensive.
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    My temps are stable mostly, but checking my list twice cant be a bad thing right? My ram is crapping out on me right now during overclocks, what do you think about the dominator series for overclocking my cpu?
  19. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    The dominator range was widely applauded, but I believe if you've got ventilation, or willing to add a fan or something, or maybe the thermalirght HR-07 on the RAM, you don't need to invest in the dominator RAM. In other words, you're paying a price premium on the "cooling". Its not THAT great anyway as a cooling solution, but it beats a simple heatspreader.

    Of course, if you're not willing to add airflow, or change heatsinks, then its probably among the best you can get. I have more faith in Corsair RAM than OCZ RAM atm for some reason....

    But if you're gonna get new RAM, and you're into overclocking, I'd suggest getting one of the new P35 motherboards, those are supposed to be really good at overclocking. And you're getting new RAM anyway, really high end ones as well, so why not get a new motherboard to go with new top end RAM?
  20. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,268   +42

    Well I'm lookin for a board that has wifi on it if i upgrad mobos' I'm not using LAN, currently cannot. I just think my ram is holding be back from overclocking as well as i could on this board, i thought before, because of oem builders got bus rates of 350, then i saw a few revies with cosair ram that got to 410 pretty stable. So the questin is spending 250 for a new mobo, or 400 on ram. hmm let me think, lol. Good idea and thx CMH.
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