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 09/01/2008 06:22 PM
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Superhal
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Lost? No idea what people are talking about? Trying to keep up with the Joneses 1.0.2? This article is to help figure out what different applications are that posters here refer to. Feel free to add more useful applications.

Name
Function
Address

AMD CPUInfo
Basically the same as System Information in Windows, it does read AMD-specific data, like individual core speeds. It needs to be re-opened to update the information.
http://www.amd.com/us-en/asset...UInfo_2.2.0.zip


AMD Overdrive
AMD's overclocking software. It appears to void AMD's own warranty.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_overdrive.aspx

AMD Processor Drivers (needed for Cool n' Quiet) or Cool n' Quiet Drivers:
To activate Cool n' Quiet, AMD Overdrive, and other software-based programs to adjust voltage and CPU multipliers. For newer chips, the CnQ drivers are in the processor drivers, but for older chips, they are separate.
Select your processor at: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Proce...,30_182,00.html


Core Temp
For reading TCoreMax, the actual and very accurate CPU temperature.
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/


CPU-Z
For reading voltage, internal clock multipliers, and overclocking in general.
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


Everest
Popular, but rather expensive for my tastes. Everything it can do can be accomplished with freeware. Reads temperatures, voltages, and has benchmarking and stress test functions.
http://www.lavalys.com/


NVidia Ntune
An update to the Nvidia Control Panel, it offers many more functions, although most of them are questionable at best. However, of great use for diagnostics is the temperature monitoring utility that accurately measure GPU temp.
http://www.nvidia.com/content/...ternational.exe


RivaTuner
Free fan control software. Note: it only affects the GPU fan.
http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner


Sandra Lite
Free benchmarking software that checks different CPU and computer functions in different benchmarks. Also useful for doing full loads on multicore processors.
http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/in...264&langx=en&a=


SpeedFan
Free diagnostic software that reads TJunctionMax, TCaseMax, and any temperature sensors on your motherboard, including SMART, if available. Also useful for checking voltages and fan speeds.
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php


Spybot S&D
Free, non-commercial spyware removal. Does not imbed itself into the registry or slow down processes like other antivirus programs.
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

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Edited: 09/18/2008 at 09:24 AM by Superhal
 09/03/2008 07:32 AM
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Overmind
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GPU-Z
GPU info tool, similat to CPU-Z for CPUs.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

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 09/13/2008 01:11 PM
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kazgirl
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Prime95

64-bit v.25.6 http://files.extremeoverclocki...le.php?f=205 [/L]
32-bit v.25.6 http://files.extremeoverclocki...om/file.php?f=103 [/L]

Memtest

http://www.memtest.org/

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 09/13/2008 02:25 PM
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Decembermouse
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CCleaner v.2.31.1153 http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

HijackThis v.2.0.4 http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

DoubleKiller v.1.6.2.82 http://www.bigbangenterprises....blekiller/download.htm

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L4d
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IntelBurnTest, better than Prime95.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/f...howthread.php?t=197835

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