Solved Is stress testing necessary? Tags: Homebuilt GPUs CPUs Performance Systems Last response: July 24, 2012 10:29 PM in Systems Share Hollerrr July 24, 2012 9:51:14 PM On OC rigs, I can accept that it's necessary to check the performance and stability of an OC'd CPU or GPU. But on a rig running on stock clocks, is it actually necessary to go through the rigmarole of running your CPU on Prime95 for hours. Or risking damage to your GPU running Furmark or similar. Just wanted to see peoples opinions really, I for one don't intend to do it on my new build unless I attempt an OC. More about : stress testing Best solution cl-scott July 24, 2012 10:05:40 PM Share For the most part I'd consider it optional, but possibly beneficial. If you have some component that is bad, then you find out about it pretty quickly, instead of possibly 2-3 months down the road after the warranty has potentially expired. Hollerrr July 24, 2012 10:29:41 PM Best answer selected by Hollerrr. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Novice PC Builder running at stock speeds - stress testing necessary ? Forum AMD Phenom 2 x4 965 restarts system while stress testing . Forum Is stress testing bad for the CPU? Forum Stress Testing Multiple GPU's Simultaneously Forum Pc restarts when a game or stress test is played!!!! Forum Intel i5 2500k stress test issue? Forum Stress Test Run Time vs Overclock Method Forum Stress Test MK II Forum BSOD under stress , PSU too weak? Forum Stress testing hd Forum Should it be necessary to overclock a 2700k for WoW? Forum Stress testing Forum Power Supply crashing under video stress (particularly during WEI) Forum Is it absolutely necessary to pass prime95? Forum Stress testing software free Forum Which of these computers is better? Forum [Solved] Testing system without heatsink mount Forum Testing a Used Homebuilt? Forum VM Runner Machine - for software testing Forum Power Supply crashing under video stress (particularly during WEI) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !