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Old Aug 19, 2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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AMD overdrive.
>AMD CPU overclocking program made by AMD.
>It has everything: overclocking (CPU, RAM, CPUNB, timings, htlink, pcie etc etc etc), stability testing, hardware monitoring (CPU temps, core temps, motherboard temps etc etc). You can save settings as profiles aswell, and make them load for specific applications/games. Its all you need.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa.../overview.aspx

EVGA Precision Tool
>GPU OC utility.
>Overclocking tool for OCing the GPU and monitor GPU temps.
http://www.evga.com/precision/Default.asp

EVGA OC Scanner
>GPU Overclock test
http://www.evga.com/articles/00530/

Furmark
>GPU stress test program.
>Stresses the GPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

GPU Caps Viewer
>GPU test tool
http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

GPU Tool
>I really like this for stress testing the video card. It scans for artifacts while putting a realistic load on the gpu.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...Preview_1.html

INTEL Burn Test
>Great quick stress-test tool.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...esting-program

Linpack
>This is great for quick ball park stress testing since if your overclock is not in the ballpark it will fail this test quickly. Its a pretty good all around stability test too.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...pack-interface

Memtest86
>Memory stress test program.
>Stresses memory to its limit, helps to prove stabilit of your OC, not only used for OC, great tool for determining memory related problems.
http://www.memtest.org/

MSI Afterburner
>GPU OC utility.
>Overclocking tool for OCing the GPU and monitor GPU temps.
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

MSI Kombustor
>GPU Overclock test (use Dx9 mode only)
http://www.geeks3d.com/20110407/down...mbustor-2-0-2/

OCCT
>CPU stress test program.
>Stresses the CPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

Prime95
>CPU stress test program.
>Stresses the CPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

RealTemp
>Monitors CPU Temp in real time.
>Very accurate for temp readings, small and easy to use.
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

Sapphire TRIXX
>It does not require a Sapphire card. Unlike Afterburner you don't have to jump through any hoops to enable unoffical overclocking. It has an option to make your own fan profile although I thought that Afterburner did a better job with that. It has an option to disable ULPS. It really is a great utility.
http://www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/TriXX/TriXX.aspx


SENSORS/PCINFO

RealTemp
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

Aida64
http://www.aida64.com/

HWInfo
http://www.hwinfo.com/

cpuid
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Gpu-Z
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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RealTemp
Monitors CPU Temp in real time.
Very accurate for temp readings, small and easy to use.
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

OCCT
CPU stress test program.
Stresses the CPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

Prime95
CPU stress test program.
Stresses the CPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/

Memtest86
Memory stress test program.
Stresses memory to its limit, helps to prove stabilit of your OC, not only used for OC, great tool for determining memory related problems.
http://www.memtest.org/

Furmark
GPU stress test program.
Stresses the GPU to its limit, helps to prove stability of your OC.
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

MSI Afterburner
GPU OC utility.
Overclocking tool for OCing the GPU and monitor GPU temps.
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

EVGA Precision Tool
GPU OC utility.
Overclocking tool for OCing the GPU and monitor GPU temps.
http://www.evga.com/precision/Default.asp
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 06:55 AM   #3
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AMD overdrive.
AMD CPU overclocking program made by AMD.
It has everything: overclocking (CPU, RAM, CPUNB, timings, htlink, pcie etc etc etc), stability testing, hardware monitoring (CPU temps, core temps, motherboard temps etc etc). You can save settings as profiles aswell, and make them load for specific applications/games. Its all you need.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa.../overview.aspx
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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For the cpu

Linpack (LinX/Intel Burn Test)
This is great for quick ball park stress testing since if your overclock is not in the ballpark it will fail this test quickly. Its a pretty good all around stability test too.

Prime95
Highly customizable. Small ffts does a great job of testing the cpu. There is no better test than Prime blend for sandy. Large fft with all of your available ram set to be used stresses the memory controller and ram harder than any other program that I have used.

For the video card

GPUTool
I really like this for stress testing the video card. It scans for artifacts while putting a realistic load on the gpu.

OCCT
Stresses the video card hard and has an artifact scanner.

Sensors/system info

Realtemp
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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i also use intel burn test to check for stability quickly.
If the overclock isn't stable, it usually hangs in the first few seconds.
After the initial quick test, I just use all the applications (games) I use normally to test stability and go on from there. Maybe it's just me, but I don't want to run stability tests for 24 hours 7 days a week and put unneeded stress on the CPU.
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i also use intel burn test to check for stability quickly.
If the overclock isn't stable, it usually hangs in the first few seconds.
After the initial quick test, I just use all the applications (games) I use normally to test stability and go on from there. Maybe it's just me, but I don't want to run stability tests for 24 hours 7 days a week and put unneeded stress on the CPU.
No, neither do I but there is no good reason not to do a few hours of stress testing for an overclock that you plan on using for a year or two. With through stress testing you don't really have to worry that your overclock isn't stable when a game crashes to desktop.

When overclocking my 2500k I was using Linpack with AVX support. That test puts a crazy load on your cpu. The cores would run over 10c hotter than I saw with Prime. I ran that for a couple of hours with no problem. I then heard that Prime blend was a great test for sandy. So, I figured wtf, I'll give it a shot. Almost two hours in I saw an error on a thread.

Who is to say that a game might not crash to desktop on a system that is only stable for a few minutes in Linpack? Now that I think about it I had just that happen with my Q9650. With a certain prime test my system would bsod in minutes.
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does gpu tool let you stress test gpu's in SLI?
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perfect example is BFBC2, if your overclock isn't 100% stable you will crash alot even tho none of your other games have ever crashed before.
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perfect example is BFBC2, if your overclock isn't 100% stable you will crash alot even tho none of your other games have ever crashed before.
This is sooo true. I had OCs that pass 6 hours of prime95/other stresstests, yet i bluescreen in BC2 within an hour. No other game (crysis 2, witcher 2 etc etc) crash after COUNTLESS of hours, yet BC2 does. Its an amazing stress tool, and fun at the same time!
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does gpu tool let you stress test gpu's in SLI?
Crossfire, yes. Just set it to fullscreen. I honestly couldn't get any of these types of stress tests to work properly with my GTX570 sli setup.
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what good is this thread anyway.... If you can't discuss the tools there is no use for this thread.
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what good is this thread anyway.... If you can't discuss the tools there is no use for this thread.
To get people in the right direction of tools when they are unsure or unaware of what to download, or if you need to download them after a reformat. Thats what it's for. If people want I will make a seperate sticky for discussing them, but im not going to dig through a discussion to update the top.
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EVGA OC Scanner - http://www.evga.com/articles/00530/
GPU Overclock test

MSI Kombustor http://www.geeks3d.com/20110407/down...mbustor-2-0-2/
GPU Overclock test (use Dx9 mode only)

GPU Caps Viewer http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/
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GPU Overclock test

MSI Kombustor http://www.geeks3d.com/20110407/down...mbustor-2-0-2/
GPU Overclock test (use Dx9 mode only)

GPU Caps Viewer http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/
GPU test tool
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Sapphire Trixx

It does not require a Sapphire card. Unlike Afterburner you don't have to jump through any hoops to enable unoffical overclocking. It has an option to make your own fan profile although I thought that Afterburner did a better job with that. It has an option to disable ULPS. It really is a great utility.
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Sapphire TRIXX does have a lower voltage limit than MSI's Afterburner, so if you're looking for higher OC's then go with MSI AB.
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I have had BSOD problems with MSI AB and sometimes Trixx doesnt hold OC settings. I have been using ASUS GPU Tweek with no problem for about a week now. Pretty much an AB clone but works better for me
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...2624-GPU-Tweak
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I have had BSOD problems with MSI AB and sometimes Trixx doesnt hold OC settings. I have been using ASUS GPU Tweek with no problem for about a week now. Pretty much an AB clone but works better for me
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...2624-GPU-Tweak
Yeah I too was burned by the afterburner.I have a Sapphire card so I use Trixx.
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