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Nessary OC apps

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December 20, 2010 2:56:47 PM

I've been out of the OCing for a few years now and just recently started catching up again in anticipation for sandy bridge.

What apps are now relevant to OC for graphics/cpu and stabalization?

I'm compiling them for my new build. So far, i have:

3dmark11
msi afterburner
coretemp

What else do I need?

sandra?
furmark - not sure what the difference is with 3dmark

Do people still use Pi?

hanks

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a b K Overclocking
December 20, 2010 3:51:58 PM

Hello,

I'll tell you what I'm presently using :
CPU-Z ->For monitoring the CPU configuration
GPU-Z ->For monitoring the GPU configuration/stats
FurMark ->For primary stability/artifacts tests. It's a folding application, so your card will get hot as hell.
EVGA Precision ->For GPU overclocking/in-game fps and stats
RealTemp ->For CPU temperature monitoring
Prime95 ->For CPU stressing
3DMark/PCMark Vantage/3DMark Vantage for general CPU/RAM/GPU testing

In my opinion, if you can run FurMark for 5 minutes with all settings maxed out and you don't see any artifacts/crashes/blue srcreens your GPU is 100% stable.

Hope this helps !
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