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I just got my final shipment of parts for my new build. What programs would you recommend to ensure all my parts are working and are up to par with the specified specs? Cpuz? Gpuz? What else? Also, I'm looking for recommendations for programs to keep my computer clean etc. Thanks in advance!
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I just got my final shipment of parts for my new build. What programs would you recommend to ensure all my parts are working and are up to par with the specified specs? Cpuz? Gpuz? What else? Also, I'm looking for recommendations for programs to keep my computer clean etc. Thanks in advance!

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Unigine Heaven is excellent for testing the stability of your GPU card. I highly recommend it (heavily stresses your card). It should point out defects quickly.

Also, head over to the benchmarks section and look at the popular threads. That will give you an idea of what software to use and what other people are scoring with similar hardware:

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarking-software-discussion/

Annnnnnnd congrats on finish your build! have fun! smile.gif
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The two above posters have covered the main stability-testing programs. For keeping my computer running well I use AVG Anti-Virus (used it for years, will never use anything else) and AVG's PC tuneup. I usually run it about once a month.

There's a lot of debate between AVG, Kaspersky, and other anti-virus software, but I have never had any virus problems while using AVG. Also, the first time I ran AVG PC Tuneup there was a huge improvement! thumb.gif
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LinX Like IBT

Auslogics Disk Defrag Use this over the Windows 7 one

HWiNFO64 You can even get GPU load on screen among other things when gaming.

3DMark 11 Newer than Vantage

3DMark Vantage Still good to bench on.
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