Stability and Testing
Posted on: 05/17/2000 02:26 PM

Overclockers.com has an article by one Terry Arnold concerning microprocessors and stability.
The concept of the safety factor is still being used with the "back off" value most likely even more than 20%. This safety factor is why we can often take processors to 50% over their rated clock rate.
Good reading for sure. Prime95 is available from Mersenne.org. It's torture test is a must-run for true stability testing.




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