Corsair GS800 power supply
Biostar TA870+ mobo
AMD Athlon II x2 250
6gb GSkill DDR3
HIS Radeon HD 6950
I'm new to benchmarking but I have read people's posts of their scores and mine seems a little low to me. I ran 3DMark06 (1920 x 1080, 4xAA) and only got 13237 marks. Can someone tell me if that seems low or not and if it does then possibly point me in the direction I need to go to get my rig where it needs to be?
double-click prime95 (if you have desktop icon)->Click just stress-testing->for CPU stability click in-place large ffts->click OK run for 12-24hrs. you may also wanna try intel burn test, OCCT lin pack, and LinX as well as playing games for hours (best part)
OK I downloaded HWmonitor and it is showing me a CPU temperature under the Temperature's tab underneath my motherboard but when I look at the Temperature's tab underneath my processor it shows 0*C for core #0 and #1. Is this normal when overclocking? Will the CPU temperature suffice underneath the mobo tab or is that not at all accurate?
I am waiting to do the stress test until I can figure out a way to watch the temperature. Thanks in advance, you're being a huge help!
Yea nothing is logging a cpu temp anymore after overclocking.
With my mobo though it had an auto OC feature which I used b/c when I tried to manually OC the 200MHz it wouldnt let me. Instead it has 3 pre-built OC features that are as follows:
if you're familiar with the BIOS for this board then you'll know understand what I mean. I've never OC'd a CPU before but I don't think I missed anything that would have prevented me from being able to up the 200MHz to something else.
But anyway, after switching it to "v12" the temperature's stopped being read, and yes I have tried realtemp.