New to HWINFO and pc builds - need some help understanding the logs.


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Hello Everyone.

I know this question has been asked many times in the past on this forum, however, I found the answers to be very specific to the issue of those posts (which is normal).

I have recently built my first sff pc and as far as I can tell it works (so far).

I heard that it is a good idea to stress test a PC, especially when it is new or when you make any changes to your build, so I followed JayzTwoCents How to stress test a PC to find errors and crashes YouTube video.
However, instead of using Ryzen Master, for which I have read some fairly negative comments, I decided to use HWINFO (I just installed today), which was highly recommended in different communities.

In his video he mentions looking at the CPU temp and peak speed.
For now, I haven't fully understood which CPU temp (Tctl/Tdie, average, Tdie, Core Temperature, etc...) I should be looking at, nor the Core Clocks speed (Current, Minimum, Maximum, Average).
As far as I could tell, it all seemed fine when running CinebenchR23, but I would appreciate a second opinion.

I have attached the log file to this post. Any help/information would be appreciated.

As I mentioned, my PC is fairly knew with the following parts:
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming
  • Fractal Design Lumen S24
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • CORSAIR SF Series SF750
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - 2x16

A few posts I glanced at:


Hi Tom,

Thank you for having a look at my log and getting back to me.

I thought Cinebench provided GPU benchmarks, I guess I was mistaken. I will have a look at 3DMARK and come back here with the logs for that :)
For a 3080 (or any Nvidia card with raytracing), I suggest a couple hrs of Pure RT

Its based on Unreal engine 4 which is famous to be GPU stability sensitive. I usually let it run 6 to 8hrs