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a quick question,msi kombuster to burn in ur graphics card...does this do anything really?? Or is it just another torture test lol??
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Just another torture test, it doesn't improve either the perfomance or reliability of the card. Nor will it improve overclocks.

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a quick question,msi kombuster to burn in ur graphics card...does this do anything really?? Or is it just another torture test lol??
If you changed the thermal paste on your GPU to some high-end one that needs some "burn in" time (anywhere up to 200 hours), running Furmark for a while can certainly shorten up that process so I guess that could count as an improvement. This could also be the case for some aftermarket cooler GPUs.
    
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omg... i thought you wanted to really burn the card, some ppl actually "cook it" in the oven..
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Just do every day stuff with it. Play, surf the net, watch porn. The usual.

It will take it a day or two, and it will settle on its own.

"Breaking-in" thermal is just going throught the cycles of hot-cold several times.
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Benchmarking it right away will also help detect any flaws in the card, so watch the benchmarks for visual clues. Bad cards do happen, and it's good to test right way, but that would more than likely be boring so I think the best test would simply be start gaming since you'd last longer staring at the screen since you'd be enjoying a game.

So, basically, just start gaming and have fun, take note of anything odd you see, ask questions, you found the perfect community to do so.
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