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May 9, 2012 2:23:40 AM

Hello Forum Members!

Need some help! I have a OC'd i7930 that was done by my friend. I recently formatted my SSD but didn't touch the BIOS and I got a EVGA GTX680.

I have a few questions:

1) How do I test my CPU speed? please recommend a program or programs needed.
2) How does CPU speed really work? If its at 4.0ghz during stress test, does it always run at 4.0ghz or only when needed?
3) How does the computer know when to push the CPU to the max speed when needed? -how do I check or turn off/on

4) How do I check the GPU to ensure that its working at its optimal
5) Should I be performing a stress test on the GPU?
6) If so. please recommend program or programs needed.

My system is as follows:

Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E
CPU: i7 930 LGA1366
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14
SSD: Intel X25-M 80gig
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm
GPU: EVGA GTX680
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Classic 6GB DDR3 1600 MHz
PSU: Corsair 750TXw
Case: Antec 1200
Windows 7 Home 64bit

Thanks for the support as usual guys!

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May 9, 2012 3:32:02 PM

anyone ^. Or Did i post this topic in the wrong section?
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May 9, 2012 4:13:56 PM

Hello,

First off this section is ok. Second off - you have to wait a little longer than 1 hour to expect a reply! Sometimes a little less, sometimes a little longer.

1) Prime 95 is a good CPU stress test to see if your CPU is OK.

2) CPU speed depends on whether or not your computer is doing anything. If it's not doing anything it will "speed step" down to a lower clock to save energy.

3) When your computer starts a program up - that's when your CPU will kick into high gear. This is for any program/app.

4) You could use something like OCCT to test out your GPU and it shows temps as well.

5) Refer to 4, and yes to make sure it's running correctly and doesn't crash

6) See 4.

Edit: My bad, didn't notice you posted yesterday.
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May 9, 2012 4:22:53 PM

Hey Chainzaw!

Thanks for the reply.

I read that OCCT can pretty much wreck your GPU. I do not want that to happen. LOL

Do i need any other programs like CPU-Z or like that?

Thanks for the quick reply =)
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May 9, 2012 4:30:03 PM

MrHamm said:
Hey Chainzaw!

Thanks for the reply.

I read that OCCT can pretty much wreck your GPU. I do not want that to happen. LOL

Do i need any other programs like CPU-Z or like that?

Thanks for the quick reply =)


You could try UNIGINE Heaven Benchmark. http://unigine.com/products/heaven/download/

You could also download GPU-Z to watch your temperatures of your GPU and other information while doing the UNIGINE heaven benchmark.

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May 9, 2012 9:10:55 PM

Hey guys, thanks again for the replies. Would running a game and then watching CPU-Z be accurate?

Or is using benchmarking tools better?

I'm not looking to tweak or OC either my GPU or CPU, I just want to ensure that my previous OC still works and what my acutal clock is and if my GPU is running at its full potential.

Cheers
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May 12, 2012 3:59:25 PM

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