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Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook? [duplicate]

When I buy new computers, I usually do a "burn-in" with 100% CPU load for, say, seven days, in a well ventilated place. This is to find out if the computer has problems before I invest time into ...
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Why might identical hard disks perform at different speeds?

I have just bought two WD 3TB Reds (WD30EFRX) for a FreeNAS box and whilst doing burn-in testing it seems like one is consistently taking about 10% longer than the other. So far I've done: a dd read ...
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monitor stuck in burn-in mode

I started up my PC this morning and there was no display.. so I turned it off, checked the cables and restarted it. When I turned on my monitor it was in this "burn-in mode", constantly switching ...
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Subtitles .SRT are not displayed on my Sony Bravia TV while they are displayed on my Samsung TV

I have plenty of MKV files with their SRT files stored on a DLNA server. Subtitles appear well when watching these movies on my Samsung TV, but do not appear on my Sony Bravia. How can I solve the ...
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How to burn-in a home built pc running centOS?

I have built my first PC from components yesterday I have installed CentOS 6.5 on it as this will be my ZFS home based server. How do I burn-in a home built PC on linux? Is there some live CD ISO ...
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Orientation of PC during burn-in?

I heard a rumor that when you build a new PC, you are supposed to "burn" it in for about 24 hours so the thermal paste will correctly bond between the heatsink and the CPU. Assuming this is really ...
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What programs can I use to test my computer's hardware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best computer “burn-in” or stability testing software? How can I thoroughly test all the hardware on my computer? I been having computer ...
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Burn-in testing a pc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best computer “burn-in” or stability testing software? I've just built a new HTPC and need to make sure it'll cope with playing all my different ...
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Is there any software that can let me burn-in test a new harddisk before i put my data on it?

I bought a new 1.5TB Samsung HDD, and since I heard that all the high capacity drives are very unreliable these days, I wanted to do some kind of burn-in test so that if there is a problem with the ...
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Live Linux CD for burn-in with Bonnie++?

Is there a live linux distro that I can use for burn-in? I'd like something that has Bonnie++ on it. I've found other live CDs that have utilities, but nothing with bonnie++ on it.
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free software to test my laptop components [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What programs can I use to test my computer's hardware? i need some tools to check when/if my laptop can resists on hight computing requirements. Now i'm workin ...
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Artifacts on LCD monitor?

I have an LCD monitor which was, arguably, relatively cheap. Undoubtedly it's due to cheap manufacturing, but after a while of continuous use, I start to see artifacts of previous images (resembling ...