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How to fully test my CPU?

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June 15, 2013 3:29:43 AM

What are the methods/programs used to fully test a CPU and see if it performs at the level it should be doing?

Currently have an i5 3570k.

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June 15, 2013 3:35:43 AM

OCCT for torture/stability testing. Cinebench for benchmark.
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June 15, 2013 3:36:22 AM

Prime95 and Intel Burn are the most widely used.
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June 15, 2013 3:46:00 AM

Use prime95 and intel burn test as mentioned by mouse24 also download a temperature monitoring software such as core temp, real temp or speedfan ect so you can monitor the temperature of your CPU. They will also tell you the frequency your CPU is running at and the voltage being drawn to power the CPU and the power consumption (wattage being used) of the CPU. Also CPUID is a good piece of software which will give you more detailed info on your CPU and some other hardware such as Ram ratios ect.
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June 15, 2013 3:48:15 AM

As a note if you are planning on an overclock then use an aftermarket cooler as the stock cooler is not good enough to cope with any kind of overclock.
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