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Old 09-03-05, 01:39 PM   #1
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Warning! Benchmarking stresses components. Some components may fail if they have any weaknesses.

i know its funny to ask this but i anyway ask this if can damage benchmark of SiSoftware Sandra your hardware...? i must to be sure thanks
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Old 09-03-05, 01:48 PM   #2
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I have never damaged anything by benchmarking...

Now, I have damaged something by dropping a screwdriver on it while it was on though.
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Old 09-03-05, 02:40 PM   #3
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I have never damaged anything by benchmarking...

Now, I have damaged something by dropping a screwdriver on it while it was on though.
I broke my cold cathode by looking for a screw inside my case. It took me 20 mins to get it out. But not by benchmarking.
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Old 09-05-05, 12:57 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-05-05, 01:36 PM   #5
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thanks for your help people!! now i know better.
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Old 09-13-05, 04:38 AM   #6
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I blew up a video card showing it to my friend once almost a decade ago. He was standing on a nice rug. Needless to say when i put it back in it looked like lighting shot around my computer when i turned it on. Didn't have time to benchmark it though so.....
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Old 09-29-05, 02:31 PM   #7
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some guy in here once got to ...well...lets just say excited about his 6800u and well did his buisness on it....i guess thats one way of stressing your components.
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