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mojoman0 05-04-12 08:56 PM

What apps for new build?
 
Haven't put a computer together for a long time now so I was wondering what everyone was using these days for stressing, voltage readings, temps, ssd benchmarking, etc.

Cylphid 05-06-12 11:14 AM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Here are my favs: I shy away from anything extreme though. Real world performance gains diminishing returns after a certain level imo and just isn't worth it to me.

OCCT for stress testing
Afterburner for graphics configs
HWmonitor for monitoring it all.
CPU-Z for keeping tabs on proc, ram etc
GPU-Z self explanatory

Rummy 05-06-12 11:45 AM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Change your sig mojo..

Redeemed 05-06-12 12:17 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
And sell me your old mobo, cpu, and RAM.


Rummy is covering shipping. He's cool like that. :cool:

Roadhog 05-06-12 12:47 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Monitoring:
GPU - MSI Afterburner: http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
CPU - Realtemp: http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
MISC - HWINFO64: http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html

Stress Testing:
GPU: Games
CPU: Prime95: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103

SSD Benchmarks:
http://www.attotech.com/products/pro...Disk_Benchmark
http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloa...?download_id=9

Only thing accurate for voltage readings is a digital multi meter. Any software will be inaccurate. I also wouldn't run programs like OCCT, furmark, intel burn test either since their load is unrealistic and most hardware will just throttle in it anyways.

Rummy 05-06-12 12:55 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Redeemed (Post 2553054)
And sell me your old mobo, cpu, and RAM.


Rummy is covering shipping. He's cool like that. :cool:

You know I got it covered. :D

mojoman0 05-06-12 02:27 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
my cpu, mobo, and ssd have yet to arrive :( so I can't quite change it yet hahah but I'm getting ready

Rakeesh 05-06-12 02:41 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cylphid (Post 2553035)
Here are my favs: I shy away from anything extreme though. Real world performance gains diminishing returns after a certain level imo and just isn't worth it to me.

OCCT for stress testing
Afterburner for graphics configs
HWmonitor for monitoring it all.
CPU-Z for keeping tabs on proc, ram etc
GPU-Z self explanatory

OCCT does a good job monitoring too.

Hogrider 05-06-12 06:33 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
The best stress test...

NVNews P&R for 8 hours straight

Cylphid 05-06-12 06:47 PM

Re: What apps for new build?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rakeesh (Post 2553085)
OCCT does a good job monitoring too.

It does, yes. I like checking results against other apps results too though. That said, OCCT is pretty much my "one stop shop" kind of favorite. :)


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