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Old October 22, 2008, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Well, when I usually set up a rig I install the following software right off the bat:

To ensure the system is running at the speeds / timings I set in the BIOS. It is also a great general system information tool.

Same reason as above. Good for information viewing.

Great for temperature viewing. Coretemp is another option.

I make sure that the system has sufficient stability for a 4 hour stress run.

3DMark 06
To make sure my current setup meets the expectations and to view how it performs versus similar systems

Good tool to make sure your HDD is running to spec

SIS Sandra
Basically every benchmark imaginable, so why not?
I use most these however, Memtest is the 1st one I use before I even install an OS.
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