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Οverclocker's must have programs and links!
I created this thread here just to make a start point for our hobby! :)



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) Super Pi measures times down to the millisecond
11) Stress CPU
and thread is here
12) 3DMark, PCMark series
13) MemTest for Windows
Allows you to run Memtest in Windows.
14) Orthos Stress Prime2004
A better version of SP2004.
15) Prime95 for quad cores in French language
16) Intel Burn Test and other utilities




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
Benchmarking and monitoring tool also!
12) Sciencemark
13) wPrime





System tools/Monitoring/Information
1) Motherboard Monitor
Shows temperatures, voltages.
2) SpeedFan
Monitor and change fan speeds and creates a graph showing the fluctuations.
3) ClockGen 1.0.5.3
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.
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.
20) Intel TAT A thermal analysis software for Intel CPUs.
21) HWMonitor Other one monitor program by CPUz author.
 
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VGA overclocking/Video card tools
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) GPUz
9) ATI BIOS flashing tools
10) RaBiT Util Files
11) EVGA Precision
12) ΜSI Afterburner




Optimization tools
1) MemTurbo
Defrag your RAM!
2) MemMonster+WinBoost and other tools
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) LSoft Technologies



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) MSDN first link second link
Two links very helpful for things computing in Windows!
7) PSU calculator
8) Beginners Guide to Intel Overclocking.
9) Many o/c links at Ocforums
10) Gogar's A64 optimizer


Please report any broken links

Last update of first part: 16/10/2012
 
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Some additions:

xgi, intel and powervr to videocards (powervr has athena planned, if they do they deserve to be listed)
iwill and supermicro to mobo
fujitsu and toshiba to harddrives and perhaps list quantum as part of seagate/maxtor. I still use a Quantum drive which won't be replaced for ages :)
 

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I knew that but Intel is a general manufacturer it produces (mainly) CPUs and chipsets.
Also produces mainboards etc.....
On the other hand OCZ produces PSUs but it is listen in RAM manufacturer's section.

xgi and powervr to videocards iwill and supermicro to mobo
OK thanks I will edit my posts later.
You may post the links; I save time! :)

Similarly both companies produces hard disks, notebooks etc...
That's why Toshiba added there.
 
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way to go Seankon.
very usefull list.
 

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Ah, I see the link now, He's that buddy you mentioned. (checked his host, a .gr :)) That OCbible thing already sounded familiar to me.
 

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That OCbible thing already sounded familiar to me.
It can be translated in Dutch if you want!
It supports 30 different languages!
Anyway the links you posted above added.
Please the next posters check and report any broken links! :)
The necessary starting points for Guidemania and OcBible added for further reading.
 
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Ah, I see the link now, He's that buddy you mentioned. (checked his host, a .gr :)) That OCbible thing already sounded familiar to me.
you`re correct Dan..:)
 
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It can be translated in Dutch if you want! It supports 30 different languages!
Anyway the links you posted above added.
Please the next posters check and report any broken links! :)
I'll check the program out when I get home (I never downloaded it, just looked at the site because Giorgos linked me) Perhaps I'll be lifeless and translate :)
Most likely not these days though, just received my new RAM, hopefully my damn system works this evening so I'll be busy playing.
 

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I'll check the program out when I get home.
Ok you have to try please read carefully the instructions it needs that's why I posted above the supported threads.
Of course here is not a supported thread for both programs if you wish support then we will see...

Perhaps I'll be lifeless and translate :)
The process is similar to jv16 Power Tools a program for registry.
It is not difficult.

you`re correct Dan..:)
LOL I am remembering _dangtx_ (PcPer user) who I called him Dan!
 

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Stickied! Nice thread MrSeanKon.
 

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I think your description of crystal cpuid should be changed, it's more than just cpuz, it can overclock, and you can even use it as a custom Cool n Quiet. I use it with an overclock so that I can take the advantages of the cool n quiet but still have the oc when I need it. Rightmark also has this function, only it can have more than just 3 power states.
 

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Hello ther. I looked everywhere on that speedfan and can't see any DFI Lanparty addons to the software, which renders it useless to me ATM. The software doesn't detect my mobo.
 

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Regards mate! :)

I looked everywhere on that speedfan and can't see any DFI Lanparty addons to the software
I do not have this mainboard.
Therefore you have to seek at DFI forum here for more support sorry I am not the creator of Speedfan!

They're about ALL a body needs for "things technical on Win32 platforms &/or wares"...
Well these links (OK are useful) but they are not for o/c stuff.
Anyway I added them in a different section.
 

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