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Posted · Original PosterOP

Say I have a new PC with an intel i7-7700k,

My friend told me I needed to burn it in for hours with Prime95, to improve performance and not have it overheat as quick.

I have no clue and couldn't find a really good answer on Google.


Somebody that has experience with this?
Is this ACTUALLY -NECESSARY- when you've built a new computer or is it just another stupid PC myth that some people believe in?
I'm talking about a NON overclocked i7-7700k.

 

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That's only for testing the stability when you overclock, your friend's fulla schiit.


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I've never even heard of that... Please don't do it. It probably won't harm it but that doesn't make it a good idea, highly unnecessary.


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No, not true at all.

 

If you OC you want to stress test to make sure it's stable but there is absolutely no need for a "burn in" on a new CPU.


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Thats some stupid stuff if I've ever seen it. No, you don't need to burn in anything lol. Assuming you know what you're doing when you built it and you're not overclocking theres not really a reason to run any CPU stress tests. 


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Your friend is correct! It will lower temperatures into the minuses once you are finished and will automatically overclock your CPU, GPU, RAM, Motherboard, RGB lighting and Case past the limits for the maximum performance, just about enough performance to run Minecraft 720p lowest settings, and that sir, would be an achievement.

 

/s Lmao, don't actually try this.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Vespertine said:

Your friend is correct! It will lower temperatures into the minuses once you are finished and will automatically overclock your CPU, GPU, RAM, Motherboard, RGB lighting and Case past the limits for the maximum performance, just about enough performance to run Minecraft 720p lowest settings, and that sir, would be an achievement.

 

/s Lmao, don't actually try this.

Aw, was almost believing you :(

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Don't do it unless you are overclocking and want to test stability and temps.


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Your friend is probably referring to the TIM curing period. Thermal cycling the thermal paste will cause it to cure faster, and potentially increase it's ability to transfer heat. Note that this is usually minute 1-2c in most cases, and can take anywhere from a few hours, to a few hundred hours. It's largely unnecessary, so honestly, I'd just say use your computer as you would normally. It won't harm your system, or effect you in any realistic way.

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1 minute ago, SageOfSpice said:

Your friend is probably referring to the TIM curing period. Thermal cycling the thermal paste will cause it to cure faster, and potentially increase it's ability to transfer heat. Note that this is usually minute 1-2c in most cases, and can take anywhere from a few hours, to a few hundred hours. It's largely unnecessary, so honestly, I'd just say use your computer as you would normally. It won't harm your system, or effect you in any realistic way.

Anything else such as this that I would need to do with a new rig?

Or is the best thing to just use it like you normally would.

Instead of doing all these load tests and stuff.

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40 minutes ago, rebby said:

Say I have a new PC with an intel i7-7700k,

My friend told me I needed to burn it in for hours with Prime95, to improve performance and not have it overheat as quick.

I have no clue and couldn't find a really good answer on Google.


Somebody that has experience with this?
Is this ACTUALLY -NECESSARY- when you've built a new computer or is it just another stupid PC myth that some people believe in?
I'm talking about a NON overclocked i7-7700k.

 

You would do a "stress test" or do a "burn in" for 24hrs on a new systems in order to test all components for stability and defect. This was a very common practice in small computer shops, since most parts that fail do to manufacture defect will do so in the 1st 24hrs.

 

You shouldn't  cause any harm to your system by doing a burn in but its not really needed unless you have concerns about some of the components in your system. Prime 95 is not meant for this but it will work also

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Just now, rebby said:

Anything else such as this that I would need to do with a new rig?

Or is the best thing to just use it like you normally would.

Instead of doing all these load tests and stuff.

Eh, it's always nice to know where your computer sits thermally. That's one reason to run a stress test out of the box, as it's a worst case scenario for CPU utilization. That way you can be fairly confident when gaming that your computer isn't going to reach unreasonable temperatures, or suddenly interrupt a gaming session.

 

As per tests though, a lot of people aren't terribly fond of P95 here. Used to cause some over-voltage issues on Intel chips. Usually the Intel burn test, or OCCT are recommended.

 

Some good programs for monitoring temps are HWInfo, and HWMonitor.

 

The TJunction for the i7-7700k is 100c, so keep it below that, and you should be good. Ideally, the lower you can keep your temps, the better. Same thing goes for temperature gradients.

 

Helps if you have a temperature gun to check various components, as well.

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1 hour ago, SageOfSpice said:

Eh, it's always nice to know where your computer sits thermally. That's one reason to run a stress test out of the box, as it's a worst case scenario for CPU utilization. That way you can be fairly confident when gaming that your computer isn't going to reach unreasonable temperatures, or suddenly interrupt a gaming session.

 

As per tests though, a lot of people aren't terribly fond of P95 here. Used to cause some over-voltage issues on Intel chips. Usually the Intel burn test, or OCCT are recommended.

 

Some good programs for monitoring temps are HWInfo, and HWMonitor.

 

The TJunction for the i7-7700k is 100c, so keep it below that, and you should be good. Ideally, the lower you can keep your temps, the better. Same thing goes for temperature gradients.

 

Helps if you have a temperature gun to check various components, as well.

Thank you very much, i'll look into it when I get to it.

Appreciate all the replies :)

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