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Should I stress test my new Intel build?

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Hi guys, built my sig rig a few days ago and was wondering if I should stress test using OCCT or prime95 to make sure all the parts are stable under load?

I don't want to unnecessarily stress test it, because I know some programs like prime95 put so much load on the system, they shorten the life span etc..

Thank you.
post #2 of 6
if everything is stock there really isn't a need to stress test that nay is done on over clocked hardware.
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At stock I would run Prime95 for about 30 minutes just to test PSU, RAM, and CPU temperature. Other than that no point.
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OK i Just thought it was good incase I had some faulty hardware or something.
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Hey XxAlbertoxX

I would stress test to make sure everything is working as it should, such as RAM and CPU under load. No harm is testing the video card either with 3dmark or MSI Kombustor.

For the RAM I would use memtest86 and then for the CPU IntelBurnTest I have found the intel stress test to push the CPU more than Prime95 smile.gif

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i use aida 64 to stress test smile.gif
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