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What can happen if you don't stress test?

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I ran prime95 for an hour and have been gaming and doing some dev work. So far so good. Temps are good, everything seems stable.
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You could crash at unexpected points in time, nothing dangerous. Usually stress tests will push your gear to levels games cannot.
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Not doing a stress test won't let you know what your maximum temperatures will be, and could possibly lead to a thermal shutdown after a long gaming session or other similar things.

You don't really need to do them at stock speeds unless you suspect something might be defective.
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Not doing a stress test won't let you know what your maximum temperatures will be, and could possibly lead to a thermal shutdown after a long gaming session or other similar things.

You don't really need to do them at stock speeds unless you suspect something might be defective.

No game will push his hardware like a stress test will.
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Lets see, not knowing your max temperatures or voltages under load, not knowing if your hardware is capable of running an overclock.

Your system can fail at any point, be that gaming, browsing internet, in the middle of writing an important document.

Also just because your system wont ever run at 100% load, doesnt mean your system wont randomly fail at low loads...

Not all blue screens occur when your system is at full load.

A good 12hr prime95 run is as good as youll get to declaring your system stable imo.
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