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Hi everyone, I have some questions regarding the AIDA64 Engineer system stability test.

Here are the specs for my Windows 10 PC, which was custom-built for me by a local IT company here in Melbourne, Australia:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz Processor (12 Core / 24 Thread)
  • Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite WiFi Motherboard
  • Motherboard has WiFi and Bluetooth Built-In
  • 64 GB DDR4 3200 Team T-Force Vulcan RAM
  • 1 TB PCIe Generation 4 Gigabyte NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX-1050Ti 4GB Graphics Card
  • Gigabyte Case with 750-Watt Power Supply

Michael, the hardware guy at my local IT company who built my PC, suggested that run a “System stability test” in AIDA64 Engineer. “You should select ‘Stress GPU(s)’ in the top left,” he wrote in an email, “and then press start in the bottom left. That Window will allow you monitor system temperatures as well as CPU usage and CPU throttling (if there is any).”

In a follow-up email, Michael explained what the AIDA64 Engineer system stability test does: “The application synthetically simulates a load that stresses the CPU, motherboard, RAM, GPU and drive(s). These are all the components that can be tested by any software package, and are the key points of failure.”

I totally forgot about running the stress test for months. I got around to running it yesterday. Michael has since left my local IT company. I rang the IT company yesterday and spoke to Ryan G. He informed me that he’s not familiar with AIDA64.

I was unsure whether to tick the box for “stress local disks” before running the system stability test. After re-reading Michael’s email which said that the AIDA64 system stability test “synthetically simulates a load that stresses the CPU, motherboard, RAM, GPU and drive(s)”, I decided to tick the box for “stress local disks”. I then ran the system stability test for three hours and 32 minutes with the following boxes ticked:

  • Stress CPU
  • Stress FPU
  • Stress cache
  • Stress system memory
  • Stress local disks
  • Stress GPU(s)

Here are the results:

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I stopped the system stability test after three hours and 32 minutes because I discovered an AIDA64 message board thread which said: “It’s not recommended to use the write tests on SSD drives, due to them wearing out SSD flash memory cells.”

I then ran the system stability test for one hour, 11 minutes and 57 seconds with the following boxes ticked:

  • Stress CPU
  • Stress FPU
  • Stress cache
  • Stress system memory
  • Stress GPU(s)

Here are the results:

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Here are my questions:

  1. Are the results of my first system stability test good?
  2. Are the results of my second system stability test good?
  3. How much did I wear out the flash memory cells in my 1 TB PCIe Generation 4 Gigabyte NVMe SSD when I ran the system stability test for three hours and 32 minutes with the “Stress local disks” box ticked?
  4. Going forward, which boxes should I tick when I run a system stability test using AIDA64?
  5. Going forward, how long should I run the AIDA64 system stability test for on my PC?
  6. How do I read the AIDA64 system stability test results? What’s a good result?
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