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Software to test first gaming pc build

Hey guys I just built my first gaming pc and I was wondering about what programs to use to test temperatures, speeds and etc on each component of my pc.

Here are my specs:


CPU: Core i3 2100

GPU: Gigabyte windforce 6870

PSU: OCZ ZT series 650W

Mobo and ram: Patriot G2 Series Division 2x4GB and a Gigabyte Z68MA

A list of reliable software and instructions on how to use them would be greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
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  1. Best answer
    Congrats on your new PC, very nice choices on parts, my friend built an i3 gaming system a few weeks ago, runs great.


    Aida 64 (info+ temps of everything) (this one isnt free. that is, to buy.)
    GPU-Z (gpu info as well as temps)
    Prime95 (Cpu stress test)
    3dMark (Cpu+gpu stress test)
    furmark (gpu stress test)
    CPU-z (info but no temps for cpu)
  2. Max1s is right. Use those and try CoreTemp to watch your cpu temperatures.
  3. Best answer selected by Moustache.
  4. Thanks Max1s and ahthurungnone I will try those programs out. Probaly going with the free ones because to pay for a test is just ridiculous to me. My friend also suggested to use `realtemp` if that`s any good.

    Haha the i3 system was very affordable and good performance for the money, I was so happy when it turned on for the first time haha. Looking forward to upgrading this pc !
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