Originally Posted by Tfunk
wow windows just finished installing looks like im close. I do want to OC it but i need to go slow because I've never tried before. I keep reading this site which got me addicted in the first place and made me decide to build rather than shop at futureshop...thx guys!
Sounds good I'll make sure to put some AS on the heat sink before i OC.
The other thing i was wondering about is software...
Is there something to run to check stability?
Also, benchmarks...do i just download mark05 and run it?
any software apps you guys can suggest to help monitor stability or just so i can learn more about my comp would be great!
For software... you will want:
For CPU stability get prime 95
For video card stability get ATI tool or ati tray tools (better)
Cpu & mem benchmark get superpi (1M is the standard test size)
For 3D benchmark get 3Dmark (whichever version you fancy)
For CPU, fsb, & mem information you want cpu-z
For CPU temperature monitoring you want speedfan