AMD Processors
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Dictionary of useful diagnostic software
Topic Summary: 9/1/08, feel free to add more
Created On: 09/01/2008 06:22 PM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 09/01/2008 06:22 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 547
Joined: 08/02/2008

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 Overdrive
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:,30_182,00.html

Core Temp
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.

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.

Free fan control software. Note: it only affects the GPU fan.

Sandra Lite
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.

Spybot S&D
Free, non-commercial spyware removal. Does not imbed itself into the registry or slow down processes like other antivirus programs.


9750 X4 // 8600 GT // PC-6400 DDR2 800 mhz 1gig X 2 // WD 500 GB SATA HD // 580w PSU // Core Contact Freezer w/ IC Diamond 7 // DVD-RW // Win XP 32 bit // CPU-Z Validation #420180

Edited: 09/18/2008 at 09:24 AM by Superhal
 09/03/2008 07:32 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 8052
Joined: 01/22/2004

GPU info tool, similat to CPU-Z for CPUs.


World's best Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge mod and Star Trek: Starfleet Command 3 mod:
 09/13/2008 01:11 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 2480
Joined: 06/25/2007


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



3DMark06 = 20717 / 3DMark Vantage = P13618 / My Overclock Guide / My Troubleshooting Guide
 09/13/2008 02:25 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 1462
Joined: 09/23/2006

 05/25/2010 06:15 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Mad Scientist

Posts: 2149
Joined: 03/31/2004

CCleaner v.2.31.1153

HijackThis v.2.0.4

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

ASRock M3A785GMH/128M
Phenom II X4 925c2 @ 2.80GHz (95W)
OCZ Platinum PC3-1333 2x2GB 7-7-7-21
Raidmax RX-500AF
Check it out.
 09/03/2010 11:37 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon

Posts: 565
Joined: 11/06/2005

IntelBurnTest, better than Prime95.


I have had this name before the public announcement of L4D.
112018 users are registered to the AMD Processors forum.
There are currently 0 users logged in.

FuseTalk Hosting Executive Plan v3.2 - © 1999-2015 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact AMD Terms and Conditions ©2007 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Privacy Trademark information