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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
OVERCLOCKING ESSENTIALS
Right, new to OCN ? well here are all the essential that you will require for making sure you have a stable clock on pretty much everything i can think of .
1.CPU-Z, you absolutely need to have to see how you're clocks are doing and this is the Program we use to validate and prove our clocks .
2.GPU-Z , This program is like the first one but this one monitors and validates you're Graphics ,whether it is ATI or Nvidia there is no need to download two separate exe's
3.HWmonitor if you are benching you're rig this thing can potently save you and you're system. This piece of software is not necessarily the most accurate piece of hardware
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The boxes i ve put up indicate they most important thing to look out for , so keep and eye on them
Prime-95. This program will torture you're CPU and Ram to its limits.
OCCT. In my opinion , this program is the best for Benching EVERYTHING and when its done it will create a lovely chart with all you're results
Here are links to all of the items
CPU-Z
ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.56-setup-en.exe
GPU-Z
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1930/mirrors.php
Just choose a mirrors that suits you
HWmonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.17-setup.exe
Prime-95
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com...0e60468c72b058
OCCT
http://www.ocbase.com/download.php?fileext=exe
Please feel free to comment or tell me if missed anything out
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80-GB_IDE 160-GB_SATA STOCK Windows 7 GamerEdition 64 bit 19_inch 720 p i think 
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post #2 of 4
This would probably be more useful in the cpu section. For benchmarking cpu-z & gpu-z are necessary for validating screenshots, hwmonitor, prime95 & OCCT really aren't useful for anything.
Maybe hwmonitor for those new to the game to see what voltages & temps are up to...
    
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I would not say that
OCCT and P-95 are the best stressing programs out there and they indicate you're performance and you're stability of you're clocks
So to me and many other these 2 are essentials
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post #4 of 4
This is the benching section though, if your cpu is prime95 or occt stable you're not overclocked enough .
Not that I'm knocking people who run benchmarks at their 24/7 stable clocks, 100% stability is great for the daily driver, but if you're looking to excel at benchmarking, you only need to be stable enough to complete the benchmark you're running.
I wouldn't be anywhere near the scores I get if i was running the benchies at a 100% stable overclock.
But it is nice to see guys like you getting into benching & trying to help out, I'm not trying to discourage you or anything, just adding my opinion.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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