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#1 nate613

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:23 PM

I just bought a new computer, and I'd like to stress test it to see if it's up to par. There seem to be many programs purporting to do this, but many sound like they do different things. Which one(s) should I use, and what should I know going in?

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 with core i7-5500u, 6GB RAM, 1 TB HDD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

NovaBench is a free benchmarking program that finds your computer's limits and compares it to other computers. To give you an idea of the overall score you should get (relatively), I have a core i5-4440 with 8 GB of RAM and a mid range GPU and it got a score of around 1400.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:58 AM

NovaBench is purely a benchmarking tool; I'm looking to actually put the computer under a heavy load to see if any of the components fail. However, I did run NovaBench; I scored a 710 the first time I ran it, and it got slightly lower on subsequent runs. Obviously, the biggest difference between our processors is that yours is a desktop and mine is a laptop, as well as the difference in ram and that you have a decent GPU. However, should I have rated so low comparatively?



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 11:27 AM

Overclockers us Prime95 to put a  heavy load on to see if their overclocked computer to see if it is stable.

 

If this is a new computer and is working as it should, I would leave it alone and enjoy the new machine. 


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

If anything would kill the components it would be the stress test.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:31 PM

If anything would kill the components it would be the stress test.

Or overclocking too much.


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:57 PM

You can't overclock a chip that is ix-xxxxu, only ix-xxxxk processors, so your processor(as long as it doesn't overheat) should last 10-15 years

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