CPU Burn in Tags: CPUs Burner Processors Last response: June 13, 2010 12:22 AM in CPUs Share miko999 June 12, 2010 9:28:29 PM IS it really necessary to burn in a new processor? Just bought a new processor should i burn it in with prime95? How long should I do it for? More about : cpu burn LePhuronn a b à CPUs June 12, 2010 10:55:54 PM if you're not overclocking anything then no, although some thermal pastes need a few thermal cycles to cure. if you are overclocking then you need to run prime95 for many, many hours to ensure everything's stable. Have a look at the overclocking section for more info. HansVonOhain a b à CPUs June 13, 2010 12:14:05 AM Processors themselves do not need a burn in cycle, as they are already stress tested by AMD or Intel, depending on which processor you bought. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer suddenstop June 13, 2010 12:22:41 AM Not necessary. However - I have seen many stock machines not be prime95 stable for 24 hours. I always test everything and thermal cycle a couple times. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCPU/ Pc giving of a "burn" smell, is that normal? Forum SolvedIf i burnt out my cpu by increasing the voltage to it if i reset the cmos will that make sure the new cpu i put in doesnt burn Forum SolvedDid I burn my cpu up? pictures enclosed Forum SolvedDid I burn my CPU? Forum SolvedWill Playing Games on Laptops Burn Out CPU or Components? Forum SolvedDid i short out or burn my cpu ???? Forum Did I burn out my CPU somehow? Forum Did I burn my CPU? Forum CPU Burn Marks on initial startup Forum CPU burn in 2500K Forum Intel Burn Test, Maximum load CPU temp ~65C Forum If you burn out your cpu do you replace the mobo?? Forum Did i burn out the cpu Forum First power up. Burn smell. Red CPU LED. Did I burn my CPU? Forum Did I burn my CPU? Forum CPU Temps During Burn-In Test Acceptable? Forum Is my motherboard or cpu burn? Forum Can you burn out 1 of four cores on a cpu core i7 Forum Did my cpu burn to dead? Forum CPU test / burn software on a bootable CD Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !