Originally Posted by DjBulletFast
ok well I mean the programs you use to make sure it is stable. Like I read you guys saying prime95 and etc. ??
over-clock stability testing tool (for M$ windows) is without a doubt OCCT
= OverClock Checking Tool. Their FAQ
states OCCT is
the following (quoting the FAQ
OCCT (stands for "OverClock Checking Tool) is a CPU stability testing program, developped by myself.
Its features :
* 3 different test types
o CPU = no RAM tested, alot of heat generated on the CPU, errors are usually CPU-centered
o RAM = Maximum error detection, tests the whole chain CPU-Chipset-Memory
o Mix = CPU and RAM alternated
* 3 tests modes
o Auto = 1h long Mix test
o Custom (Infinite) = Infinite loop of the test type of your choice
o Custom (fixed) = A test of the type of your choice, and of a duration of your choice
* Integrated monitoring and System information thanks to CPU-Z and HWmonitor engine
* External Monitoring Program support through plugins (Everest, Speedfan, and many more)
* Graph output showing temperatures and voltages of your computer
Looks like the latest version is OCCT PerestroÃ¯ka 2.0.0a
You can download their releases from the download
I highly suggest using OCCT for stability testing your CPU and RAM over-clocking trials and tribulations -- as far as video card overclocking, definately use RivaTuner
as go4life mentioned! Once you got everything down, then run some benchmarks n stuff - enjoy!