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stress test application

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    windows 8

    stress test application


    does anyone know of or can recommend a stress test application.

    reason for asking.
    installed new motherboard to desktop computer and it drops out occasionally. see new motherboard - windows 8 resets randomly for details of issue.

    I want to run some tests before looking at new purchase of windows 8 OEM.

    The issue seems to be when running games (high res) so maybe issue with GPU or processor.

    many thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    Hello ascomputers,

    I would suspect a possible GPU issue right off the bat because of the gaming issue. With that said, I would start off by downloading GPU-Z and monitoring my idle and gaming temperatures to see in any issue arise in that area:

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    Just download and run. Right click anywhere on the GPU-Z screen and select "always on top" when running. If you notice a high temp condition, maybe start off with a general cleaning but I would avoid any stress-testing software at this point to avoid permanent damage.

    Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.7.3 | techPowerUp

    Good luck.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 14
    windows 8

    Hi all,

    just to close this case off.

    Success with the PC Mark 7 test without the GPU installed.

    Faulty GPU
    Faulty motherboard.

    new motherboard - windows 8 resets randomly

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