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So yeah, I was wondering if it's possible to check how the CPU performs, as in, is it underperforming etc ?

Also, apart from that, how long should a Prime95 test last to check a overclock ?
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post #2 of 11
8-24 hours for prime95

as for that kind of judge on performance... eh.. not really sure, you can run AIDA64 and HWMonitor to oversight how components are operating and then deduce where bottlenecks and problems are but for something that just tells you.. I wouldnt be really sure.
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post #3 of 11
not really sure what you mean? you can also use AMD overdrive to check just about anything on the cpu
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You benchmark it against comparable systems. Prime95 is just for stability
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http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

check that out man and download it

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for the cpu

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Ok thanks.

I was just wondering as I've got a random crash during BC2 without any errors and it would decrease from 80-90 FPS to 30 FPS for 2 sec and then jump back again, not sure if its a driver issue or GPU OC/CPU OC
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
You benchmark it against comparable systems. Prime95 is just for stability
OH, thats what hes talking about.

there are several free benchmark programs you can download and run to see how it compares against similar systems such as 3dmark, aquamark, and cinebench.
Edited by luckypunk - 4/21/11 at 3:06pm
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What are your temps at when the crash occurs?
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The crash occured only once. I never checked the temps.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1337gpuz View Post
The crash occured only once. I never checked the temps.
Oh. Well I'm pretty sure that happens to everyone. I'm bone stock and it's happened to me several times. Same with my buddy. I wouldn't worry too much about one crash every once-in-a-while with BFBC2.
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