Stress testing build - what prgrams

After you build a computer, what programs are useful for stress testing the hardware to ensure they are in good condition and are performing well? And also how would you interpret results - I know very little about technical aspects.

Thank you,
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  1. intel burn test will make sure your system is stable...sandra sisoft can be used to benchmark your components and compare them to others...3dmark is good for benchmarking graphics performance....

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html
    http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/
    http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark
  2. Memtest86+ for testing memory - Interpreting the results - 5 passes and each cleared 100%
    Prime95 for CPU - Interpreting the results - Run overnight, if no issues have arisen then i'd say it's fine.
    Furmark for GPU - Interpreting the results - Run the 'Burn in benchmark 15 mins, if you have no issues it should be ok.
    Seagate Seatools for HDD - Interpreting the results - Run the long drive self test for a thorough test or short drive self test for a quick test, you are looking for a pass. A fail or abort indicates drive issues.

    All these are my personal opinions on length of time to run in. Some people will suggest less, some people will suggest more.

    If at stock you shouldn't need much testing. if overclocking you may want to run for longer and increase the length of time as the OC goes higher.
  3. Adding to Above
    http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html
    Crystal Disk Info for checking the quality of your Storage Disk, Crystal Disk Mark to benchmark them.
    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    CPU-Z to get real time updates for Temps and other stats.
  4. mikerockett said:
    Memtest86+ for testing memory - Interpreting the results - 5 passes and each cleared 100%
    Prime95 for CPU - Interpreting the results - Run overnight, if no issues have arisen then i'd say it's fine.
    Furmark for GPU - Interpreting the results - Run the 'Burn in benchmark 15 mins, if you have no issues it should be ok.

    All these are my personal opinions on length of time to run in. Some people will suggest less, some people will suggest more.

    If at stock you shouldn't need much testing. if overclocking you may want to run for longer and increase the length of time as the OC goes higher.


    +1 those are all good...intel burn in uses prime 95 so if you use one you don't need the other.

    openhardwaremonitor.org is a good free and detailed monitor for temps and voltages.
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