Prime95 Hardware Stress Testing Steps:
  1. Download Prime95.

  2. Navigate to where you saved the Prime95 files and unzip the files.

  3. Open Prime95 from the list, and then click Run in the dialog box if it opens.

  4. Click Just Stress Testing

  5. Run Small FFTs, In-place large FFTs, and Blend for a few hours each. Report back if CPU temperatures reach dangerous levels, if the system crashes, or if hardware errors are discovered by the diagnostics.

    Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures.​