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How long to run 3D Bench Mark Test

I have searched and haven't found a good answer to this question: How long do you normally run a 3D Bench Mark Test to get good results? I found some people say if you run it longer than an hour, you fry your video card. Others say let it run for hours....

What is the norm here?

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 12 GB mem.....

EVGA Nvidia 470 GTX Video Card.
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    You run a benchmark till it's over. If you want to have a solid benchmark, run it at least 3 times, reboot before each run, average them.

    Whoever said you will fry your video card after an hour, avoid their advice about computer stuff. The only time you may have an issue is if you are overclocking or troubleshooting an issue and you are doing a stress test. But then you already have an idea things may fail.
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