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    Member Airbornederekc's Avatar
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    Proper run time before OC

    Hey i just set this rig up on saturday and i havent really had a chance to really burn this thing in. the cpu has a month or so of run time but the other components are new.

    Should i let this thing chug along for a week or so before i should start ocing or is it set to go out of the box?

    also anything i should know about these components before i let her rip.
    Intel Core I7 X980 6 Core CPU @ 4.27Ghz
    Corsair H50 CPU cooler with Intel server 120mm fan
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    2x Gigabyle Radeon HD 5870 1GB XFire (Vantage 31857)
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    Member Bios24's Avatar
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    Burn-in has never been proven to do anything. There are just as many people that OC the first day a rig is built as people that 'burn-in' a rig.

    Personally I give a new rig a few days to make sure it's stable and all before I OC. If components are going to fail, the usually do in the first 48 hours.

    It's ultimately up to you to do what you think is best for your rig. If you want to OC it, I say go for it.
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    Member Airbornederekc's Avatar
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    i have ran 3dmark and played fear atleast for 4 hours combined. so i think i might be ok to start.
    Intel Core I7 X980 6 Core CPU @ 4.27Ghz
    Corsair H50 CPU cooler with Intel server 120mm fan
    Intel DX58SO Smack Over motherboard
    6GB OCZ DDR-III 1600Mhz (3x2GB) (OCZ3P1600LV6GK)
    1x Intel X25-M 80GB SATA SSD Drive
    2x Gigabyle Radeon HD 5870 1GB XFire (Vantage 31857)
    Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250w PSU
    Thermaltake Armor Chassis
    LG Blu-Ray + Sony DVD-RW

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    DO IT MAN!!!

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