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Hey all, apologies if this is in the wrong Sub-Forum or has been asked before, but I was just wondering what everyone's routine is while waiting for long Benching/Stability sessions was, because twiddling your thumbs for hours on end while testing can be a little tedious, do you read a book, surf on your phone or daydream of your ultimate rig? thumb.gif.

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clean my room , looks for parts laying around that I do not need to sell , think of things I want to do to my computer , surf the web , facebook , allot of things aha
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Pretty much what I do as well but with a bit of Makers Mark on hand FTW biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 8
I have two computers right next to each other so I normally just surf the web or game on the other while the tests are running. For the long prime tests I just sleep while it crunches!
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Wife won’t let me have my benching hardware in the house so bench in the garage, have to get up around 4 or 5 am in the summer to have anything close to an ambient worth flipping the switch on the power supply. Usually start a pot of coffee after I start one of the longer running benches, check the weather forecast hoping for unusually cool weather, play some poker on the TV or research on line for future hardware purchases maybe prep some hardware for the following morning if the forecast was favorable.

Been testing a lot of AGP cards lately and some socket 754 for this coming winter, so have a little more time to waste.
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Also the online store where I purchase the vast majority of my gear has a wishlist option tied into your account so you can set up multiple lists add/subtract items etc etc before checking out, I have a "dream machine" list which is heading dangerously close to the 10K mark wth.gif. Aaaah if only biggrin.gif
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play with another rig biggrin.gif.......................................or gf redface.gif
    
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post

play with another rig biggrin.gif.......................................or gf redface.gif

(un)fortunately my rig is my girlfriend, might as well be 'cos it can be as temperemental as the fairer sex biggrin.gif
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