Too many OC options - help

In the past, I've just adjusted everything in the BIOS for my builds. My instincts tell me that's still the best way to do things...but now I have all these tools from both my board's software, and the GPU software.

CPU-Z
MemTweakIt
Asus AI Suite II
Asus Smart Doctor
Gamer OSD

Don't have, but am considering looking at the MSI afterburner.

So my question is, what should control what? I don't want to have 100 conflicting drivers / software competing to control clock speeds, fan speeds, voltages, and temperatures.

What I do want is at least one simple all-in-one system monitor though.

What do you all recommend?
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  1. First recommendation - learn to use the BIOS. Avoid any Windows OC utilities.

    Second recommendation: use an AMD BE or Intel K CPU.

    Third recommendation - leave the memory settings completely stock and just work with the CPU multiplier and voltage. This makes those CPU's really easy to overclock.

    Monitoring software? I haven't seen any one program that does what I need. Minimum is CPU-Z to monitor CPU speed and memory something like RealTemp or CoreTemp to monitor CPU temps.
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