Originally Posted by HothBase
So, does this mean that running S&M is dangerous?
Originally Posted by BlackOmega
It can be, S&M stresses the CPU harder than any other test out there. So parts can fail if temps and such are not monitored.
Basically, what that says is they are not responsible if you fry your CPU or other various components.
Sorry for the double post, but I thought I'd answer this before heading for bed.
S&M is, by far, the most demanding stability tester that I have ever used. It has a well-deserved reputation for literally breaking
weak or failing components if they are subjected to S&M. I witnessed this capability first-hand with a set of DDR500 Corsairs. This RAM kit basically could never run at its certified DDR500 speed, no matter what adjustments I tried. When I discovered S&M, I read about its fearsome reputation. Curiosity got the better of me and I ran my system through its entire suite of tests.
The Corsairs finally cried enough, and I hosed my OS at that time because S&M killed the RAM.
At least Corsair treated me well and refunded my money (they were no longer making that RAM kit and could not replace it with an equivalent set) completely, after I explained that my previous attempts to get it to run at DDR500 were never successful. Corsair determined that it was a faulty kit, and all turned out well.
This particular personal incident is one reason why we have that disclaimer on the first post of the Club thread.
If you decide to do anything, any risks and any consequences you assume purely on your own.