Edit: I think I found the answer to why the stability test is running at low clock speeds - something to do with demanding tasks drawing more power, and so it downclocks to obey power limits.
Hi everyone! This program looks pretty sweet. I've just done my first stability test (on the trial version), mainly to troubleshoot CPU overheating and throttling (which is a problem in my gaming laptop).
I noticed that throughout the test, my CPU clock speeds were around the 2500mhz mark (give or take 300mhz), but my CPU turbo goes up to 4100mhz. I was surprised at that - I thought a stress test would crank the CPU to it's highest clock rate. Why does it only run it at a moderate speed?
Secondly, is there a place where I can see aa report on the stability test? Like the average clock speed, average temp, average throttling etc.? I looked at the 'statistics' tab, but the average values keep diminishing after I stop the test, as though it is displaying the average value since I started the program, not just during the test.
Whenever I stress test memory, I almost immediately get the hardware failure. I tested my memory with memtest, windows diagnostic, switched ram slots, and it says it is fine. Everything else works. I do not understand why this is happening. Any ideas?
Motherboard temperature as hot as CPU temperature on stability test (MSI B450M Bazooka + Ryzen 5 2600X)By cplchillaxton
It is my first post in the forum and I want to ask about something that bothers me, thanks for the help in advance.
Specs, to begin with:
Case: Corsair 100R
Mobo: MSI B450M Bazooka AM4
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Windpower 1266 (pretty sure it's not common in the global market atm)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB
RAM: Adata XPG 2X8GB 3000 mHz
The thing is that when I'm performing the stress test, CPU (always on stock values) hovers around 75 - 80 celsius which I think is ok considering it is under 100% load while MOBO temps go as far as 80-81 degrees and that kinda bothers me as I think it should not reach that far.
Idle temps are not that bad but still higher than CPU at all times, current temps on regular desktop browsing are as attached.
Do you think it's fine, or should I start looking for a more decent mobo e.g. something like B450 Tomahawk?
Ryzen infinity fabric for ZEN and ZEN+ (Ryzen 1X00 series and 2X00 series) make memory overclock more useful but complicated.
Sometimes, overclock fails even if both memory modules and memory controller works well but infinity fabric fails.
There are claims that AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark is useful to see if that happens.
If L3 performance significantly lower before overclock, it is fail even if every other test(Testmem5, HCI Memtest, Linpack, etc...) succeed. Because Ryzen (exclude APU) 1X00 and 2X00 series have distributed L3 cache across 2 CCX which connected by infinity fabric, infinity fabric fails affect L3 cache performance.
So......how about allow us repeat L3 bench only (N times or time basic) ?
Or, maybe adding options to see L3 performance results in already exist cache stress test ?
I recently built my new rig and I am running some stress tests on my system to ensure stability. Everything works fine when using Asus' ROG RealBench software but when I use AIDA64 I start running into issues. The first time I ran AIDA64 I ran the stress test with stock preferences and settings for the trial version and the CPU, FPU, Cache, Memory, and GPU boxes checked. The test ran for 4 1/2 hours before a hardware failure was detected. I then tried running the test again and this time it only lasted 20 minutes. I then unchecked the 'Stress GPU' box and tried again, and it only lasted about 20 minutes again. I am now running the test without the 'Stress Memory' box checked as well now (leaving only CPU, FPU, and Cache left checked) and it's been 2 hours with no faults yet.
My guess is that it has something to do with my RAM, but I have no idea as to why or how. And if it is my RAM causing issues, is it a fatal error or will I be ok and I should just move on? Is there anything I can do to fix this? I am including some screen shots of my system specs and numbers.
On the picture with the red circle around my RAM speed, just ignore that, my memory is actually running at 3000 (I am using G. Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3000 RAM) as you can see in the CPU-Z pics. On the screenshot of my BIOS settings, on the line for my DRAM Frequency, that has also been changed to Auto instead of [DDR4-3000 30x10...]
Let me know if I need to provide any more info. I do not really know how to use AIDA64 so this is new to me.
UPDATE: The stress test on the CPU, FPU, and Cache has been running for 11 hours now. I am now fairly certain that my hardware failure had to do with my memory during it's stress test. Will this cause a problem later on or should I just leave it alone?
UPDATE 2: Sadly the stress test failed at 11 hours 28 minutes. I'm not really sure what I should try next. Screenshots of failed test is now also attached. Any tips on what I can do to make this more stable would be much appreciated.