We’ve all heard people claim crazy high overclocks and say “Confirmed Stable” or words to that effect. But what actually defines a stable system, and how do we properly test for stability?

This is a topic of hot debate in enthusiast circles. “Stable” is somewhat of an arbitrary term and there is no unified testing methodology when it comes to what is considered stable, which makes it near impossible to compare different people’s overclocking results in many cases.

In this video I elaborate on this, take you through how I stability test my systems and explain the reasons why I test the way I do.