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Jun 30, 2002
Boise, ID, USA
Ok OI've seen it talked about a lot. But What is it and why do you burn something in? I'm fairly sure it is just runnig hot at full load for a few straight days but can somebody provide me with a guide or some more information on this?


bargain hunter
Aug 30, 2001
Irvine, CA
Well basically its just to test the stability of your system. Especially if you have it OC'ed you wanna see how stable it'll run. But i suppose its also for "breaking" everything in. Like AS takes a couple days to settle before it works optimallly. People use a wide variety of programs and tests. Anything from SETI or FOLD, to 3dmark, prime95 or sandra just to list a few. :burn: