|QUOTE (les @ Tuesday, Apr 10 2012, 22:03)|
| • My screwdriver isn't magnetic, which ended up pissing me off so many f*cking times tonight.|
I think I know of a tip that help with that....well for next time.
Get a stick for a hot glue gun and put a small bit into the screw head. You shouldn't have to use a hot gun gun, you just need the stick itself. On the same note you could use a glue stick like kids use.
I read a tip once about taking hot glue and filling in the gap in wire cutters, let it harden then use a razor blade to slice between the cutter's blades. The idea was when you go to cut the end of a wire off instead of the piece flying off so place it'll stick to the glued end of the cutters.
As for stress testing.
Prime95 is still a good stress test for the CPU and RAM.
I would start off running at least 3-6 passes with memtest86+ to make sure the RAM (pre-overclocking first but also for sure after overclocking) is good. Then go to the Prime95.
eVGA OC Scanner will heat up the graphics card pretty quick but let it run for a few hours to see how it handles the stress. On the off chance eVGA's software won't work on a non-eVGA card, doubtful they would do that, MSI Afterburner/Kombustor should get the job done as well.
Benchmarks for the graphic card are the same as you'd find in a review article; 3D Mark whatever the latest one is. For the CPU, RAM and the rest of the system it's PC Mark.
As long as the strength of the magnetic screw driver is very low, just enough to hold the screw on, it should be ok to have them around.
You dropping one on your motherboard, even a non-magnetic screw driver dropped onto a mobo can screw things up.
Edited by Wolf68k, 11 April 2012 - 03:58 PM.