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recommended burn in diagnostics for new system builds


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thaig3r

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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what is the best method for testing the CPU,motherboard, RAM, harddrive and video card in a new computer. I've heard of prime 95 and memtest 86, but that's about it. How can I check the rest of the system to make sure everything is working fine?
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Why do you need to check it?
If something was wrong then, with all due respect, you'd have known about it by now :)
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For testing OC stability, I like to use OCCT's PSU stress test. It simultaneously stresses the CPU and GPU (which also draws a lot of power, which is why it's called the PSU stress test). If your computer can pass that, it will be able to handle anything you throw at it.

However, like Neil said, the average user probably doesn't need to do this unless they are experiencing problems.
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Sometimes, I build computers for other people, so I would like to be extra careful with their computers because I won't always be there to fix the problem. Thank you for your replies.
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