Stress-test software for a PC

Dwight Baer
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I have a PC that rebooted unexpectedly.  It's brand-new, out of the box.  I'd like to "stress-test" it to check all its hardware components - motherboard, memory, etc.  Can you recommend a product that you've used?  Thanks very much.
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Quid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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Prime95

https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/prime95-download.html

There's an option within it to stress test your system.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I have a PC that rebooted unexpectedly.  It's brand-new, out of the box

If the above is literally correct, return it - do not play around trying to fix it lest that interferes with warranty.

I have no issue with the suggestion above, but I would return the box right away.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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If it's done it only once then that doesn't mean it is faulty.  Could be just Windows or an errant application.

Running a stress test may help bring out any  underlying faults.

And you don't have to run it for 24 hours.  15 minutes should give you an idea if the machine is faulty.  Do monitor the temperatures though.  The computer will get hot quickly.
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
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In this situation we usually return the device if this happens more than twice. This is the best you can do.

You can run the manufacturer complex diagnostic test but even if it passes it doesn't mean that the computer is ok. I would return it.
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you can test the system with Burnintest
http://www.passmark.com/download/index.htm

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