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WGC BOINC, is it a new and possibly better way to stress test?

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Just had this little idea pop into my head, but is it possible that the WGC/BOINC client is a better way of stressing an OC and testing for stability? The thing with Prime, OCCT, Orthos, Intel IMG Burn, and all the others I am probably missing, is that they always put heavy load and high heat. But a constant. Now I figure there are only a hand full of times when a CPU is at a constant amount of load, idle, off, and stressing. Now I am not expert, but I would imagine your system is under a more erratic and varying amount of load when you are using it. Chatting with friends, browsing the web, maybe visiting a site like YouTube, listen to music. So it is grabbing bits of data here and there rather than all the time. Now much like F@H, different work units produce different amounts of stress, and with the client being multi threaded, the various combination's probably produce different stress. And I think it might even do a good job of testing the ram too due to the fact that when I started testing my OC of 4.2GHz about 20 minutes ago, I was using 1.88GB of ram and now am using 2.13GB, so it does gradually use more. Feel free to comment as you like.
 
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No one to comment on this?
 

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I would rather stick to coredamage, occt and the likes, because WGC does not really stress the CPU that much(I still can play COD4 with good framerates...)...
 
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Do you allow for the WGC client to use 100% of your CPU or have you limited it?
 

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I have played COD4 with 80%:) but I normally use 60%
 

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I would rather stick to coredamage, occt and the likes, because WGC does not really stress the CPU that much(I still can play COD4 with good framerates...)...
The reason for this is that WCG uses the boinc client and will only run when there are free cycles available. It's designed to run in the background and be unnoticeable to everyday activities. It does not stress your cpu as much as prime, occt, etc, but leave a machine on crunching 24/7 and if it's not stable you will get errors.
 

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After turning it to 100% for about 10 seconds I quickly turned it back...It was increasing by 1 degree celsius for every 1 secon passed...
 

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I have been using WCG/BOINC as a measure of stability for years. Your idea is not new. My computers run BOINC @ 100% 24/7/365. It may not stress your CPU as much as other stress tests, but it's a good measure of a stable overclock.

My Core i7 920 is overclocked to 3.4Ghz with stock volts. The hottest core rarely gets above 57*C while running BOINC. I have 8 threads running, which is great for producing a lot of results.