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Guide to Benchmarking
Once you have Overclocked your hardware, how do you test the performance gain? Well I wrote this guide to help people out with that.


Table of Contents:
Part One: Explanations of CPU and Graphics Card Benchmarking
Part Two: Explanations of the different benchmarking programs
Part Three: Where to Download the different programs


Part One: Graphics Card Benchmarking
Graphics card benchmarking is widely used to test gains from stock to overclocked hardware, as well as to stress hardware, or just to compare your score to others.

Part One: CPU Benchmarking[
CPU benchmarking is widely used to test gains from stock to overclocked hardware, as well as to stress hardware, or just to compare your score to others.

Part Two: Explanations of the different benchmarking programs

CPU Benchmarking

Futermark PCmark05
This is an excellent program for testing the entire system. It can be useful for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; It will test/stress just about every part of your system, although it will focus primary on your CPU.

Futuremark Vantage
This is the newest CPU benchmarking program from Futuremark. It is for testing the entire system. It can be useful for stressing the newest hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; It will test/stress just about every part of your system, although it will focus primary on your CPU.

SuperPI 32Mb
This program stresses several different pieces of hardware. Your CPU and memory have the biggest effect on the program. It is an excellent way to stress your CPU and RAM. It can be useful for stressing the newest hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; It will primary test/stress your CPU and RAM.

SisoftSandra
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wPrime 1024m
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wPrime 32m
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Graphics Card Benchmarking

Futermark 3Dmark01SE
This is an old graphics card benchmarking program, It isn't very useful for stressing newer hardware. Though it can be useful for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; although it will primarily stress/test your graphics card. It uses DirectX 8.1. This program will not necessarily compare to actual in game performance.

Futermark 3Dmark03
This is an old graphics card benchmarking program, It isn't very useful for stressing newer hardware. Though it can be useful for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; although it will primarily stress/test your graphics card. It uses DirectX 9.0c. This program will not necessarily compare to actual in game performance.

Futermark 3Dmark05
This benchmarking program is much more useful for testing newer hardware. It stresses the newer hardware much more than the 01 or 03 Futuremark programs. It can be useful for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; although it will primarily stress/test your graphics card. It requires at least a DirectX9.0 card. This program will not necessarily compare to actual in game performance.

Futermark 3Dmark06
This is currently the newest graphics card benchmark from Futermark. It utilizes some of the latest software for stressing your graphics card. I recommend this program for stressing your GPU and seeing what it can really do. It can be usefully for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; although it will primarily stress/test your graphics card. This program will not necessarily compare to actual in game performance.

Aquamark 3
This benchmarking program is much more useful for testing newer hardware. It can be useful for stressing newer hardware, comparing your benchmarking scores to others, or comparing your score to your previous overclocks or different hardware; although it will primarily stress/test your graphics card.

Part Three: Where to Download the different programs

Futermark PCmark05
Futermark Vantage
SuperPI 32Mb ????
SisoftSandra ????
wPrime 1024m ????
wPrime 32m ????
Futermark 3Dmark01SE
Futermark 3Dmark03
Futermark 3Dmark05
Futermark 3Dmark06
Aquamark 3
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I need a little help with the SisoftSandra, wPrime 1024m, and wPrime 32m explanations as I don't have much experience with those programs. I also need some links to places were SuperPI 32Mb, SisoftSandra, wPrime 1024m, wPrime 32m can be downloaded. I will be adding some pictures to make the guide a little easier to understand. Any suggestions, comments, or additional information would be much appreciated .
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PNY Optima 240GB SSD Samsung 830 64GB SSD Custom Watercooling Loop Asus PB278Q 27" 2560x1440 
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