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Old March 14, 2008, 01:34 PM
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I always find it hard to find hard to find all the best OC and BM tools in one place, as a noober it is even harder... SO...

Just thought I would start a thread prompting members to add links to their favorite benchmark and overclocking tools.

The key essentials that every overclocker and benchmarker should have.

Please add a brief description of what the tool does and any other pertinent info you feel should be passed on. As you add them I will try to move them systematically and to the front post.
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Old March 14, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Thought we had something like this already, but here's a few staples:

Stability Testing
Prime95
wPrime
Orthos
OCCT
Memtest86+

System Monitoring/Info
Speedfan
Coretemp
Everest
CPU-Z

Benchmarking
Futuremark - All PCMark/3DMark Programs
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Old March 14, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Test ram within Windows: Memtest MemTest: RAM reliability tester for Windows
Test stability: Prime 95 Prime95 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
CPU-Z: CPUID
Test Stability: OCCT Download - OCCT Website english
Test Stability: Super Pi mod XS 1.5 Super PI Mod
Test Stability: Orthos Download Stress Prime 2004 BETA

And you can add the Futuremark suite of 3Dmarks, Aquamark, etc.
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I get the latest and greatest Prime95 from here: PrimeNet - mersenneforum.org
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ok being a neeeb to overclocking and such how can I bench mark my comp I just want to see if everything is running up to par when stock?
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I'd suggest sisandra lite, you can do all the benchmarks with that to see exactly how well your system is performing in all areas, ie. cpu, ram, hard drive... then you can save the results as a snapshot of the "Before", then OC your system as you like and benchmark them all again to see just how much improvement you get. I really dont think the 3d benchmarks are good for this as they tend to lean on the 3d aspect of your system. for example, myself, i get about 12000 3d marks (with '06) with my computer at stock, while bringing my cpu up to 4.0ghz (from 2.4) only brings my score to a little over 13000 3d marks, while overclocking my gpu brings my score to a little over 15000. Also, sisandra will show you how your computer rates against other similar builds and in which areas, as well as suggesting solutions to problems it might see.
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