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.
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.
AMD's overclocking software. It appears to void AMD's own warranty.
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
For reading TCoreMax, the actual and very accurate CPU temperature.
For reading voltage, internal clock multipliers, and overclocking in general.
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.
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.
Free fan control software. Note: it only affects the GPU fan.
Free benchmarking software that checks different CPU and computer functions in different benchmarks. Also useful for doing full loads on multicore processors.
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.
Free, non-commercial spyware removal. Does not imbed itself into the registry or slow down processes like other antivirus programs.
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