Is it safe to run prime95 and furmark at the same time?


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Is it safe to run prime95 and furmark at the same time?

One stress tests the CPU and the other stress tests the graphics card. Would this just cause complete system meltdown if run at same time?

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Is it safe to run prime95 and furmark at the same time?

One stress tests the CPU and the other stress tests the graphics card. Would this just cause complete system meltdown if run at same time?

No it wont melt down. But make sure you have good enough cooling to handle both components to be run at their maximum TDP. In the case of some graphics cards like the GTX 480 it will even go over its rated TDP by 50 Watts when running Furmark so keep that in mind.

If you run them and feel your temperatures are getting out of control then stop the tests.

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It wouldn't cause a "system meltdown", just meaningless benchmark results.

They're usually not used for benchmarking, but rather burn in and stability testing.

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Unless you have either watercooling with two separate waterblocks, or a really good case with excellent airflow, I can see where the card will generate extra heat and throw off temps, and visa versa. Also, if you temps are questionable in the first place, then you could be looking at stability issues with your CPU closer to TJmax than it usually would be.

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