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Old 05-04-12, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 05-06-12, 10:14 AM   #2
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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
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Old 05-06-12, 10:45 AM   #3
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Old 05-06-12, 11:17 AM   #4
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And sell me your old mobo, cpu, and RAM.


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Old 05-06-12, 11:47 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-06-12, 11:55 AM   #6
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And sell me your old mobo, cpu, and RAM.


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You know I got it covered.
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Old 05-06-12, 01:27 PM   #7
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my cpu, mobo, and ssd have yet to arrive so I can't quite change it yet hahah but I'm getting ready
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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.
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Old 05-06-12, 05:33 PM   #9
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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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