Originally Posted by softypopty
Warning! Benchmarking stresses components. Some components may fail if they have any weaknesses.
--- ask this if can damage benchmark of SiSoftware Sandra your hardware...?
Like you said, Some components may fail if they have any weaknesses
. If your hardware has all sorts or powersaving modes from CPU frequency and voltage dropping to shutting down harddrives, barely sufficient ventilation (bad/failing fans, tons of dust and cat hair), and your system is already stretching the limits of your worn-out power supply, firing up dual (with dual core if possible) Pentium 4 (whatever is the most power-hungry model) system to full load (burnCPU) along with set of harddrives and fast optical medias, all while running intensive 3D-rendering with your dual 6800 GTX (or something) can cause all sort of trouble from crashing to overheating and literally your system setting to fire. Just keep your case dust-free, make sure you have proper cooling and sufficient and good quality power supply and you should be just fine.