Do you need to do a stress test if you are not overclocking?
Hello! I was just wondering if you should run a stress test (like prime95 for example) when you build a new gaming pc. Even if you are not overclocking (yet) is it still a good idea to run it, or no? Thanks!
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I don't personally, but i do run hardware tests like ram and hard drive to ensure the hardware is working fine.
I might eventually. Just to verify that my cpu cooler is mounted properly and the temperatures are normal. No need to run for long though.
It wouldn't do any harm as long as temps don't get to high. Running stress tests can be good to see if you need to RMA something right away.