Thread: My New A10 Rig
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Old October 28, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by fortkentdad View Post
What do you recommend to benchmark my system.
Ignore WEI. "Benchmark" with applications you actually use (e.g. FPS in your game at settings you want to use). If the computer does what you want it to do, then stop there and be happy about it

On the other hand what you may want to try is some stability tests on your components:
Overclocking tools of the trade
I'd use MSI Kombustor to make sure the GPU is all good and Prime95 blend test or IntelBurnTest to verify CPU and RAM.

Originally Posted by fortkentdad View Post
I have no idea what it means to 'rip the .isos off the disk' but if it saves my sanity it sounds like a good thing.
I think that means taking the data on the disks and putting them in a drive image file (e.g. .iso, .mdf, or .img) on a hard drive so you can use something like VirtualCloneDrive to mount the disks. Even a cheap hard drive can read stuff from .ISO faster than an optical drive can read from disk.
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