I was wondering what programs I can use to do a stress test to check if my current overclock settings are stable.
Currently I have AIDA64 installed but it is the trial version. Is it okay to use this synthetic to maximize the CPU for lets say, 5 minutes, that way I get an idea of what the max temps will be. Or should I use something else since this is the "Trial" version. It doesn't seem like I am being neglected of features of this program though.
Also to clarify, from what I understand of a synthetic stress test, this is more than likely going to be more than what I use everyday on the computer. So should I be using a synthetic just to test max temps? And if it passes without crashes during the test run, then I should start running programs that I normally use correct?
Sorry if these are not good questions. This is my first time manually overclocking my CPU.