New Build Testing Question....

This may be a simple question, but what is the best way to do a thorough test of a newly built system? Are there any specific programs to run and for how long?

Thanks for any help.
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  1. Monitoring Tools:
    - HWMonitor
    - CPU-z
    - Core Temp
    - Real Temp
    - Speed fan
    - SuperPi
    - HyperPi
    - Prime95
  2. Best answer
    In better terms from a guide here...

    Test your system

    Run Prime95’s Blend Test for at least one hour and use one of the following programs to monitor your temps; Real Temp, SpeedFan or Core Temp. This will help determine if you system is running too hot and is unstable.
    Run 3DMark’s Vantage or 3DMark06 to benchmark your system to see how your new build compares to similar systems.
    Option: Run MemTest86+ for seven passes to check your memory for any possible errors. This isn't required unless you think there might be an issue with your memory.

    Download links for the above programs

    CPUID's Hardware Monitor
    Real Temp - CPU Temperature Monitoring
    Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage (Vista / Win7) or 3DMark06 (XP)

    Guide found here
  3. Thanks for the response. The guide is exactly what I was looking for.

    Hmmm... the links seem to not be working. If you would re-post them, I would be grateful.

    Thanks again.
  4. The links are in the article I gave the link to
  5. Best answer selected by vollman1.
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