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mwarsell
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Damage to computer?
Jan 19th, 2004 at 8:26am
 
Hi,

First of all I want to thank you for the outstanding guides. I can't wait to use the XP installation guide when I get my new computer.

I have a questions about the stability testing. I'd like to run those (FAH, Prime95, Motherboard Monitor's Heat up, Sandra, 3DMark03, Aquamark) programs, but I'm a little hesitant. Is there a chance that any of these will cause damage to my cpu, motherboard etc.? Is it wise to run these when you're not sure if you have enough fans installed etc. ?

Thanks!
 
 
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Milo
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Re: Damage to computer?
Reply #1 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 8:32am
 
What CPU do you have? The P4 is supposed to have a "thermal protection" feature that cuts back if your CPU gets too hot.

It's not like you will never run your CPU at 100% power. I'm sure whatever CPU you have, if you ask the manufacturer, they will say that it is designed to run at 100% power.

With that said, have people cooked their CPUs by OVER-CLOCKING them? You betcha. But most people simply return these fried CPUs and say, "Duh, it quit working. Not sure what happened." And get a new one.
 
 
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Re: Damage to computer?
Reply #2 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 8:46am
 
I got:

Duron 1.6Ghz
Silent Breeze 462 II CPU cooler
Asus A7V8X-X motherboard
512mb DDR
Nexus Nx-3500 350W PSU
Club-3D Radeon 9200SE

..and no case fans. And I'm not intending to overclock it.
 
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 8:49am
 
If your not overclocking, then I see nothing to be concerned out. If the CPU cannot handle 100% power, it's not worth its weight in silicon. Before it friesd, it should give you errors, or lock up, or reboot.
 
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 8:29pm
 
I agree here also,

IMO,,as long as your video card fan is working and your cpu fan is working and heatsink is seated properly,

it should'nt do any damage at all.
 
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