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 : ForumCPU burn in 2500K ForumDid i burn out the cpu ForumFirst power up. Burn smell. Red CPU LED. Did I burn my CPU ? ForumDid I burn my CPU ? ForumCPU Temps During Burn -In Test Acceptable? ForumCPU Burn Marks on initial startup ForumCan you burn out 1 of four cores on a cpu core i7 ForumHyper 212 EVO Performance - Intel Burn Test ForumDid my cpu burn to dead? ForumDid i short out or burn my cpu ???? ForumCPU test / burn software on a bootable CD ForumIs Intel Burn appropriate for gaming? ForumCPU Burn in HELP with good program ForumCan a CPU socket burn a CPU ? ForumIs cpu burn in a good way to stress cpu ForumCPU and Memory- Burn -In- Recommend? ForumPSU Help ForumShould I upgrade the CPU? ForumAt what clock speed are the CPU bottlenecks removed for these GPU's? ForumBest Gaming CPU Bang for your Back in $200 range More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !