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Burning in a new computer

by Lee
(UK)

Please can you tell me how I can burn in a new computer as I have just built my first computer.

Using a gigabyte motherboard with a Intel core 2 Quad processor

Every thing is working as it should be but I don’t know how to do a burn in test.

Please help I was going to just set up windows but I was told not to.

but the person that said not to did not know what I should do so I was told to come to your site.

So I have and well done it is a very good site please keep up the good work.

From Lee in the UK

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Jul 23, 2009
Burning in a new computer
by: marley

Lee well done for your first time in building your first computer good for you

At this time don?t take any notice of your mate.

You can just set it up using windows XP or VISTA or any other OS you wish to use then give it a run and format.

It again then reset it up again and then put on the drivers that came with the motherboard don?t forget to set the computer to boot form CD Rom or DVD Rom then when it is all dun set it up to boot from hard drive.

And don?t forget to back it up on to disc of some sort use ghost or Acronis they are both very good and will do what you ask them to do.

Take care and take your time.



Jul 23, 2009
Burn-in of new compontets
by: Support

Hello Lee,

Back in the old days components were not a reilable as they are today so it was recommended to do a 'burn in' for 24 hours.

Now days this is not necessary, you can however do a 24 hour burn-in on your computer just by leaving it run for 24 hours.

If however you want to run tests and benchmarks on the new computer you can find programs on the web to do these tests.

Most of these test will run in DOS not Windows or any other higher level Operating System becaus these Operating Systems prevent direct access to the hardware.

If you need to know how to make a bootable disk see my how to section, it is all there.

Good luck with your new computer!

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