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Could my hardware be hurt?

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Half way through prime95(12hours) my computer decided to install windows updates. That being said, Ill definitely never leave the internet on while im using prime95 lol

My real question is could it hurt my hardware? I mean it was running at 100% load and the computer just all a sudden restarted?
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No, this shouldn't hurt your hardware.
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You should be ok, even when it auto shutdown it should be ending all processes and not just shutting off like you unplugged the power.
    
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Your fine, trust me we have all had our system restarted mid stress test on many occasions

Turn off updates, or choose when to install. Problem solved.. IMO windows updates way too much...
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You are fine, i actually once played WC3 TFT while stress testing on prime @ 4.0ghz.. it ran without a glitch but of course its not much of an intensive game so w/e
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post #6 of 6
Have also crashed while surfing and running prime. It's a really bad idea for some reason - i'd thought i'd blown my entire rig:O

Nothing to be scared of though unless you have trouble rebooting - just try not to make a habit of it
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