TheLaughingMan

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Just finish building last night!

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Gigabyte DS3 (BIOS F4)
OCZ 2GB Platium DDR2-800 @ 4-4-4-15
OCZ GameXstream 600W
BFG 7600 GT OC
Antec P180B
320GB Seagate Barracuda



I've connected all the hardware, and installed XP and install all the drivers.
Now what softwares do I use to check all my components are defective (ram, cpu, mobo, etc). I just know CPU-Z. Since I'm not OC (yet) I don't need to monitor my Temps right?

EDIT: Crap, I put this on the wrong category (can't delete), I put one in Homebuilt.
 

ak47is1337

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Just finish building last night!

E4300
Gigabyte DS3 (BIOS F4)
OCZ 2GB Platium DDR2-800 @ 4-4-4-15
OCZ GameXstream 600W
BFG 7600 GT OC
Antec P180B
320GB Seagate Barracuda



I've connected all the hardware, and installed XP and install all the drivers.
Now what softwares do I use to check all my components are defective (ram, cpu, mobo, etc). I just know CPU-Z. Since I'm not OC (yet) I don't need to monitor my Temps right?
There should be some software CD's for your motherboard that will tell you CPU and motherboard temperatures. To test for stability, I recommend torture testing on Prime95 and Memtest x86 (must be used on a boot-up)
 

TheLaughingMan

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I thought the torture test was only used after you overclocked the cpu? The OS load is taking almost as long as my older computer (is this the OS limit or is the C2D not offloading the work to the other core?)