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March 24, 2012 1:20:56 PM

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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March 24, 2012 1:51:20 PM

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)

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March 24, 2012 1:54:25 PM

Max1s is right. Use those and try CoreTemp to watch your cpu temperatures.
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March 24, 2012 2:11:42 PM

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March 24, 2012 2:13:40 PM

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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