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i have just had my AMD 7870 OC card delivered and although i wont be looking at OC myself

i see alot of people using msi afterburner

i already have cpuid and hwmonitor

im just wondering if msi afterburner is somthing i need to monitor my GPU usuage

or is there other softwear i can use

which is best

thanks
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Afterburner is the tool you use to overclock the GPU. It has Rivatuner Statistics bundled with it, so you can set it up to monitor your cards with a display in game. You can use the same software to display CPU usage by configuring it too
    
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post #3 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deano12345 View Post

Afterburner is the tool you use to overclock the GPU. It has Rivatuner Statistics bundled with it, so you can set it up to monitor your cards with a display in game. You can use the same software to display CPU usage by configuring it too

cool cool my man cheers

wasnt sure obv. seen alot of OC videos using it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibby1690 View Post

cool cool my man cheers

wasnt sure obv. seen alot of OC videos using it
"hardwear" lol.... on onother note use hwinfo not hwmon... and afterburner is great but you can unistall it and try trixx out for a simpler experience.
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post #5 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darklyric View Post

"hardwear" lol.... on onother note use hwinfo not hwmon... and afterburner is great but you can unistall it and try trixx out for a simpler experience.

why should i use info not monitor?
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Less buggy for the most part or more stable... however you want to say it.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 256GB 500GB seagate some cheap asus  Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-O... winduhs pro 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Ba... slick looking logitech for 50ish  RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V S...  IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Ste... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
some 25 dollar logitech  pfft Logitech 5.1 surround + sub  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core 2 duo e8400 biostar tpower i45 some old 4000 series ati card that i didnt want... 8gb of gskill ddr2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x1TB in raid z1 and 4x3TB in raidz2 cooler master hyper 212 freenas 8.3.1(freeBSD) headless 
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corair 750 watt cooler master centurion 5 
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AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socke...  ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA...  SAPPHIRE 100354OCL Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition ... Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
samsung 840 256GB 500GB seagate some cheap asus  Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-O... winduhs pro 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Ba... slick looking logitech for 50ish  RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V S...  IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Ste... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
some 25 dollar logitech  pfft Logitech 5.1 surround + sub  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core 2 duo e8400 biostar tpower i45 some old 4000 series ati card that i didnt want... 8gb of gskill ddr2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3x1TB in raid z1 and 4x3TB in raidz2 cooler master hyper 212 freenas 8.3.1(freeBSD) headless 
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corair 750 watt cooler master centurion 5 
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