GideonTech has been updated. Please view this page on the new site:

http://www.gideontech.com.

This page will redirect in 5 seconds.




 GideonTech
 -Main Page
 -Guides
 -Reviews
 -Articles
 -VP Case Gallery
 -Forums
 -Mini OC Guide
 -AvantGo
 -Contests!
 -Contact Us
 -Get Hosted !

 
Search to find the best prices on hardware and software:
 Currently

 3 user(s) online

 Sponsors

Manufacturers:
 -IWill USA
 -Matrox
 -Samsung USA
 -Crucial Memory
 -Toshiba
 -EverGreen Tech
 -EPI USA
 -Buffalo Tech
 -ThermalTake
 -Zalman Tech
 -Cyber Cooler
 -Vantec USA
 -Icemat
 -Nikao
 -SuperPower
 -TweakMonster
 -Cobalt3
 -Lian Li
 -Sunbeam
 -C3
 -CoolerMaster
 -ShatteredWeb
 -Chenbro
Online Shops:
 -XPCases
 -PCMods 
 -Subzero PC
 -E-Compuvision
 -CrazyPC
 -HighSpeed PC
 -SideWinder Computers
 -UmaxPC
 -Xoxide Mods
 -Directron
 -IceePC
 -Lux Design
 -Azzo
 -DesignComp

 Affiliates

 -8Dimensional 
 -A1 Electronics
 -All Tech Box
 -A True Review
 -BlackMaxPC
 -CanadaForums
 -Case Mod God
 -Cooltech
 -Cosmo 3D
 -Datafuse
 -DJ Voice Review
 -Epigamer
 -ExtremeMHZ
 -Fragware
 -FuriousTech
 -Gruntville
 -Hardware Accelerated
 -Hard Avenue
 -The Hardware Corner
 -Hard H20
 -Hardware-HQ
 -HiTech Mods
 -Hexus
 -Inside Project
 -LanAddict
 -Legion Hardware
 -Moddin.net
 -OC'ers Club
 -OC'ers Online
 -OCIA
 -OC Modshop
 -OC Warehouse
 -PC Arena
 -PC Extreme UK
 -PC Hardware UK
 -PC Tech Talk
 -Red&Blackness Mods
 -Tech Dreams
 -Tech Guy
 -Think Computers
 -TwistedMods
 -Virtual Hideout
 -Virtual Underground
 -Voided Warranty
 -Webwarrior
 -WTF I'm L33t
 -Xchange 101
 -XTreme Mods
 -Xtremods
 -Xtreme News
 -Xtreme PC Tech
 -ZZZ Online

 Link

 Add Us!
 Latest Projects  Latest Reviews





 Latest Forum Threads...
 GT Updates
 GideonTech Projects
-- Checking for Stability

   Installed Prime95 as you would any other program. At the end of the install program run Prime95.

   In the end user info box that will pop up just fill it in with random information, unless of course you plan on using prime95, then fill it with real info.

   The next dialog box that will pop will be the CPU type and sped box. Just select what type of CPU you have and the speed that it is running at. Hit ok, the program then will ask you if you want to give Prime95 anymore ram, just click no.

   The final dialog box that will popup will be the Preferences box. Just Press Ok since none of the settings will effect the self-test.

   Ok now that you have Prime95 configured there is one last thing that you need to do before you get the self-test option. And that is to disable the primenet server. To do this, go to test, primenet, the Configure Primenet dialog box should pop up. All you have to do is uncheck the use Primenet to get work and report results.

   This should enable the self-test option under Options, Self Test. If t his option still isn't enabled try going advanced, Quit GIMPs, if the self test option still isn't available try closing and opening Prime95, and repeating the procedure listed above starting at disabling the primenet server.

   Ok with the self test running you can now take a break a really long break, the self test will take about 16 hours to complete, so make sure you have some free time before you overclock!

   With the Prime95 self test complete and the CPU passed, its time for the fun part of the stability test, playing games! Because I really want to check the stability of the system I'm going to play 3 hours strait of both Unreal Tournament and Counter-Strike. Now if anytime the game locks while playing, the system isn't considered stable.

   Lucky for me, I was able to play both games successfully for 4 hours each… So my system is rock solid stable at 900 Mhz. So can it go faster? Can I hit the elusive Gigahertz?   

Push for More! >

< Benchmarks and Tests Continued

All content Copyright © 2000, GideonTech.com
Please view our Privacy Stateme
nt