Modern Computers are becoming more and more reliable, but that doesn't mean they're perfect by any means. Computer components can still fail unexpectedly and that is something no one wants. You don't want your computer to give up the ghost while you are in the midst of writing a report or doing a major presentation. It doesn't matter how great your machine is supposed to be, if it isn't reliable, for all intents and purposes, it's completely worthless. Is there any way to test the reliability of a computer? Of course, there is. You can run a load test or as some call it, a stress test. There are several kinds of load testing and stress testing software programs available to use and many of them are free. You should use this software whenever you buy or build a new computer, swap out a major component, or overclock a piece of hardware.
Stress testing can also identify if your computer needs additional cooling. Overheating is probably one of the most common problems with computers today. Overheating can also cause all sorts of problems. It can make your CPU run unreliably and even freeze up. Graphics card overloads are also a symptom of overheating. If your video performance freezes or seizes up, it's probably overheating. Theses things are why we want to do stress testing and load testing. If a component becomes unstable or crashes, we want to know as soon as possible because it's best to discover this while the system or component is still under warranty.
Your central processing unit or CPU, the graphic processing unit or GPU, and your random access memory or RAM are the major system components you really need to worry about stress-testing. Remember this, many if not most computer systems also have their GPU as a component of the CPU. The on board graphics are generally just average and as a rule wholly inadequate for serious gamers. However, you can over ride the Graphics on the CPU by installing a separate graphics card in an extra motherboard card port. Another bonus of stress testing the graphics processor is that it can sometimes point out that your power supply is too weak for the system; it may even cause an underpowered power supply to completely fail.
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Modern Computers are becoming more and more reliable, but that doesn't mean they're perfect by any means.
Computer components can still fail unexpectedly and that is something no one wants. You don't want your computer to give up the ghost while you are in the midst of writing a report or doing a major presentation