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September 5, 2010 3:14:51 PM

Hi Guys

Im relatively new to over clocking and have been looking around for some decent stress test/ benchmark software...

Ive found these http://www.passmark.com/

Are they any good?

If not what do you guys suggest is the best...

Im running:
i5 650 @ stock (3.2) = Freezer Pro 2.0 cooling
HIS HD 5670 1GB
Seagate HDD @ 7200rpm
2x2GB Corsair XMS3 1600
Corsair HX650 PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit


Any thoughts would be most welcome :) 

PS: Im using CPUID HW monitor for the temps
a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2010 2:03:18 AM

There are others that are free:
-- Prime95
-- OCCT
-- Orthos
-- Limited versions of 3DMark
Try googling those for the most recent versions, and try googling benchmakring software.
September 6, 2010 10:38:59 AM

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=140672

the above thread has a link to a particle benchmark. you choose how many cores you have from the list once downloaded and it stresses all cores to 100%. ALSO its fun to mess around with as you can push/pull the particals from your cursor.

When you run the bench, a lower bench mark time is better.It's normal to run it in the window it automatically pops up.



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a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2010 2:17:06 PM

Also don't forget prime95, sisoft sandra, ATTO, hdTune, and game benchmarks ( you need to own the game to run them ) and then you can use fraps.. for graphics cards I use furmark
September 6, 2010 10:13:02 PM

Wkd thanks for the info guys :) 

I got another question...

Ive been exploring my BIOS and ive found a menu i dont recognise Load Line Calabration, and it has 3 settings: Auto, Quick & Expert... what does this do?
a b K Overclocking
September 6, 2010 11:05:50 PM

AndyC682 said:
Wkd thanks for the info guys :) 

I got another question...

Ive been exploring my BIOS and ive found a menu i dont recognise Load Line Calabration, and it has 3 settings: Auto, Quick & Expert... what does this do?

that setting lets you keep the voltage to the cpu steady instead of dropping under load.. also known as Vdroop
September 6, 2010 11:26:05 PM

Hard Line said:
that setting lets you keep the voltage to the cpu steady instead of dropping under load.. also known as Vdroop




So what does quick, and expert mean? Auto's self explanitary :) 

a b K Overclocking
September 7, 2010 1:12:56 AM

I imagine they will open up options to allow you to customize the vdroop compensation. I assume you can deactivate it as well?
September 7, 2010 4:02:07 PM

I understand that vdroop is a fluctuation in voltage, but how does it effect the PC? does it cause chip to run slower or does it cause BSOD or reboots?
a b K Overclocking
September 7, 2010 6:24:16 PM

If the chip can still run at the droop voltage then everything is ok. If not, then it could bsod. I think the main goal of the compensation was to make it so the voltage you enter is the one that the chip actually runs at, rather than you having to set it higher to get the voltage you want.
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