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Old 5th July 2005, 4:39 AM   #1
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Arrow Μust have programs and links for overclockers!

Well I create this thread to collect any useful programs and links especially for o/cers!
Note that some of programs are shareware so you have to buy them after a trial period.

Acknowledgements
I feel grateful to many OCAU users for giving me many links and of course for their great comments.
Keep it up folks!
Thanks to Administrators for sticky.



Stability and testing programs
1) Prime95
Test your RAM and CPU.
2) Memtest86 - Floppy version and ISO
Test your RAM.
3) Toast
Basically a burn-in program.
4) Super Pi
Calculate π=3.14159265.....
5) PiFast
Calculate π too.
6) Hot CPU Tester Pro
Test CPU+RAM+chipset and burn-in CPU+RAM.
7) Stress Prime
Variation on Prime95.
8) OCCT
Test your CPU.
9) S&M
Test RAM+CPU+PSU.
10) Stress CPU
and thread is here
11) 3DMark, PCMark series
12) MemTest for Windows
Allows you to run Memtest in Windows.
13) Orthos Stress Prime2004 A better version of SP2004
14) Prime95 for quad cores in French language
15) FurMark OpenGL Benchmark and Graphics Card Stability Test
16) The folding procedure
17) Intel burn test





Benchmarking programs
1) 3D Mark 2001 SE
2) 3D Mark 2003
3) Sysoft Sandra
4) PC Mark series
5) Metabench
6) ATTO
Hard disk benchmark.
7) HDTach 270
Hard disk benchmark.
8) Aquamark
9) FRAPS
10) WinRAR
Although it is compression utility anyway it is useful for benchmarking.
11) Everest home edition
12) Sciencemark
13) wPrime




System tools/Monitoring/Information
1) Motherboard Monitor
Shows temperatures, voltages. Search there for a newer version!
2) SpeedFan
Monitor and change fan speeds and creates a graph showing the fluctuations.
3) ClockGen
On the fly oc! Choose the suitable for your mainboard!
4) 8rdaVcore
On the fly oc!
5) CpuZ
Shows timings, CPU speed/core/multiplier/stepping. Don't forget HWMonitor there!
6) WcpuID
Similar to CPUz.
7) Crystal CpuID
Similar to CPUz and on the fly o/c!
8) GCpuID
AMD PR-rating.
9) OPN 462
PR-rating and stepping info.
10) Throttle Watch
Shows % CPU throttling.
11) HDD temperature
12) RightMark CPU clock utility
Shows % CPU throttling.
13) A64 Tweaker v0.31 and here v0.6
Allows you to change memory timings in Windows for A64s.
14) SysTool for Windows
Windows tweaking, monitor nVidia/ATI o/c etc...
15) Central Brain Identifier
It is also similar to CPU-Z but it allows you to change memory timings in Windows.
16) SIW Monitor program also.
17) PC Wizard One more monitor program.
18) WebTemp Create statistics for temperatures.
19) Core Temp Monitor your CPU temperatures.

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Old 5th July 2005, 4:48 AM   #2
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For VGA o/c section read gregzeng's post below (the 14th post).

VGA overclocking
1) RadLinker
2) Rage3D
3) ATItool
4) Riva Tuner
5) Centrino Hardware Control
6) Forceware Coolbits 2.0 (nVidia, Registry)
7) ATI Tray Tools
8) nVidia inspector



Optimization tools
1) MemTurbo
Defrag your RAM!
2) MemMonster+WinBoost
Defrag your RAM, tweak Windows!
3) X-Setup and other useful tools
4) CPU Idle
Cool your CPU (but I did not see difference).



Other links
1) Many tools for benchmarking/stability etc
2) Benchmarking.Ru
Software page.
3) Majorgeeks
Software page.
4) Tucows site
Software page (choose the nearest mirror).
5) Download.com
Software page (choose the nearest mirror).
6) Gromacs
7) Rage3d thread
8) Artic Silver web page (thermal paste)


Other useful programs for o/cers+anyone!
1) Windows Washer + Spy Sweeper
Clean your hard disk from unnecessary files/anti-spyware tool.
2) Tweak Power Pack
Tweak Windows, registry and hard disk cleaner.
3) Advanced System Optimizer
Like Tweak Power Pack.
4) Diskeeper
Faster defragmentation.
5) Hard disk life
6) My defrag
Faster defragmentation!
7) Ultimate Windows Tweaker



Must read threads and links!
1) Discussion for CPU burn-in at AMD forums
2) Athlon64 and CPU quick reference
3) Memory o/c guide!
4) Overclocking links and guides at AMD forums
5) AMD o/c guide at DYI forums
6) AMD o/c CPU analysis --> MUST read for all AMD owners
7) MSDN first link second link
Two links very helpful for things computing in Windows!
8) PSU calculator
Gossip and discussion for all OCAU users here
9) Beginners Guide to Intel Overclocking
10) Many o/c links at Ocforums
11) Extreme Outevision PSU estimator


Report broken links --> inform me.

Last update of Part one: 23/11/2012

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Old 29th October 2005, 8:51 PM   #3
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PSU manufacturers

1) Antec
2) Chieftec
3) Enermax
4) Fortron
5) Hiper
6) LC Power
7) OCZ
8) Q-Tec
9) Seasonic
10) Tagan


JonnyGURU list of PSUs





Mainboard manufacturers
1) ABIT
2) Albatron
3) Aopen
4) ASRock
5) ASUS
6) Biostar
7) Chaintech
8) DFI
9) Epox
10) FIC
11) Gigabyte
12) Iwill
13) Leadtec
14) MSI
15) QDI
16) Soyo
17) Supermicro
18) Tyan

Note that many of above manufacturers produce and graphics cards (e.g. ASUS, Gigabyte etc)

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Old 29th October 2005, 8:53 PM   #4
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RAM manufacturers
1) A-DATA
2) Apacer
3) Cellshock
4) Corsair
5) Crucial
6) Elixir
7) Geil
8) G.Skill
9) Kingston
10) Mushkin
11) Patriot
12) OCZ
13) Supertalent
14) TwinMOS

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Hard disk/backup manufacturers
1) Quantum
2) Hitachi
and more other products
3) Seagate and Maxtor
4) Sandisk
5) Western Digital
6) Fusionio
7)Samsung SSD
Sony

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Video cards/chipset manufacturers
1) ATI
2) nVidia
3) Matrox
4) PowerVR
5) S3
6) XGI

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General manufacturers
1) AMD
2) Apple
3) Fujitsu
4) IBM
5) Hewlett Packard
5) Intel
6) LG
7) Philips
8) Samsung
9) Toshiba
Choose the mirror near to you!
10) Transmeta
11) VIA

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Cooling manufacturers
1) Akasa
2) Arctic cooling
3) Assetek
4) CoolerMaster
5) Danger Den
available for Australia from Chilled PC click here
6) Thermalright
7) Thermaltake
8) Vantec
9) Vapochill
10) Zalman
11) Nexus Technology
12) Evercool



English spoken overclocking forums
1) ABIT-USA
2) ABXzone
3) AMD
4) Aoaforums
5) Bit-Tech
6) Bjorn3d.com
7) DYI-street
8) Extremeoverclocking
9) Hardforum
10) i4memory
11) Legitreviews
12) MSI forum
13) nForce
14) Ocforums
15) Overclockers UK
16) Overclockers online
17) TechPowerUp!
18) Vr-Zone
19) XtremeSystems



Last update of second part: 23/11/2012

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Just found this thread usefull... Cheers
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VERY handy thread, very usefull- thanks MrSeanKon.

BTW, one thing I use that I don't see up in your links- PC Wizard. http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

It's nothing amazing, just another system tool, but I thought that it was worth bringing up.
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WebTemp can create statistics like these for remote monitoring:



Download:
http://www.coolhardware.de

There's a free version and one for very cheap money which can do slightly more.
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a useful program for information about overclocked AMD processors is CBID, it includes an adjusted p-rating for the overclocked processor. i shall edit a link in in a moment

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Originally Posted by MrSeanKon

BETANEWS.COM is more uptodate, more quickly than MAJORGEEKS.COM.

Both of them miss programs that the other might list.

VOODOOFILES.com is the most comprehensive way to capture the latest versions of all files; especially shareware and commercial-ware. It has so many updates every day, with inadequate file descriptions, that I don't bother with it too much.
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Thanks all people again for comments and suggestions.
nitestick do you mean Central Brain Identifier???
Because I added the link.
gregzeng please read my u2u and if you do not understand it u2u me again.
kriegste, The Bad Egg your links added.
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