OCUBA - Overclocking Utilities and Benchmarking Applications

Aaron

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Always remember the risks of overclocking. If you damage something it's no one's fault, but yours. Overclocking components beyond stock specifications creates more heat; BE SURE to make it absolutely certain you have sufficient cooling to address the speeds your running at.

MSI (Micro-star International), this forum, or any of it's members will NOT be liable if you cause any damage.

Neither is any support provided for these programs.

"Don't cry if you blow stuff up."


ALWAYS remember the risks!

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Layout:

Click app title to go to info/homepage.

Download button to download app.

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System Tools:



ClockGen

ClockGen is an program dedicated to overclocking. Its main purpose is to change the system clocks on the fly : FSB (Front Side Bus) and GSB (Graphic Side Bus). ClockGen also provides some functions that allow you to improve and monitor your overclock.

Download

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CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. On the right side select whatever file you wish to download

Download

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Intel Burn Test
Intel Burn Test is a very demanding stress test on the cpu and memory. If your computer completes a maximum burn test, you can be fairly confident that it is stable.

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GPU-Z

CPU-Z for your GPU!

Download

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NVIDIA System Tools

nTune for your whole NVIDIA-based machine.

Download

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Real Temp

Real Temp is designed to read the 45nm "Penryn" (Yorkfield/Wolfdale) Core 2 processors correctly. Look at the homepage for a setup guide and tutorial.
Download

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CoreTemp

Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature.

The uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each individual core in a each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU.

Download

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Speed Fan

If you need a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes, then you came to the right place. SpeedFan is the software to go. It is fully configurable and you can create custom events to handle every situation in an automated way. SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. SpeedFan works fine on Vista 64 bit too. The relevant driver is fully digitally signed.

Download

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC.

Download

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CoreMeter

CoreTemp... With a graph!

Download

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HWMonitor

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

Download

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NextSensor

No description yet.

Download

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AMD overclocking:


AMD OverDrive

AMD's overclocking tool for 790FX and Phenom. Allows core frequencies to be altered independantly.

Download

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A64tweaker

Memory timings tweaker for Athlon 64 users.

Download

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A64MemFreq

Memory divider assistant.

Download

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Central Brain Identifier

Program similar to CPU-Z.

Download

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A64Info

Another memory controller tool.

Download (v.05)

Download (v.062 BETA)

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Intel overclocking:


MemSet

MemSet is a memory tweaker for:
-Intel 815 845 855 865 875 915 925 945 946 955 965 & 975.
-AMD A64 ddr&ddr2.
-nVidia NForce2, NForce 650i & 680i.
-VIA KT266/333/400/600.

Download

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SysTool

Gives a read out of the current northbridge strap.

Download

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SiSoftSandra XI Lite

Gives a read out of the current northbridge clock.

Download

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NBCCCalc

Simple tool to calculate the northbridge clock at different settings.

Download

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Thaiphoon Burner

Tool for reflashing and altering SPD values.

Download

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VGA Card Overclocking:


>>How to use MSI Afterburner<<


RivaTuner

RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on per-application basis, both driver-level and low-level hardware access modes, unique diagnostic and realtime hardware monitoring features and exclusive power user oriented tools like built-in registry editor and patch script engine make RivaTuner's feature set absolutely unmatched.
RivaTuner supports all NVIDIA display adapters starting from Riva TNT family up to the latest GeForce 7 series and widest range of NVIDIA drivers starting from the oldest Detonator 2.08 up to the newest ForceWare drivers family.

Download

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ATI Tool

ATITool is an overclocking utility designed for ATI and nVidia video cards. Design target is to write a light-weight application for the enthusiast - so no questionable registry tweaks. Sorry.

Download

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ATI Tray Tools

ATI Tray Tools is a Full Featured Radeon Tweaker that can be found in the windows tray which then allows instant access to options and settings.

Download

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nVidia Timmings

No description yet.

Download

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AMD GPU Tool

This will overclock your AMD VGA card.

Download

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NiBiTor v4.0

NVIDIA BIOS Editor

Download

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Video Memory Stess Test

Stresses VGA card memory.

Download

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nVHardPage SE

No description yet.

Download

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nVidia Tray Tools

No description yet.

Download

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Stability Testing:



Prime95

System stressing utility.

Tips:

Password is 9876. (Allows priority changing)

To run 2 instances of Prime95: For e.g open Run. Type "C:\Program Files\Prime95\Prime95.exe" -A1 (speech marks are required)

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BETA Prime95 that automatically sets required threads. (Handy for quad core users!) Download

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MemTest86

Memory failure detection tool.

Download (Bootable ISO)

Download (.exe for USB Key/Drive/Stick)

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IntelBurnTest

Simple command line based program to simplify the use of Intel's Linpack application.

Download

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SuperPI

CPU stressing utility.

Download

Milliseconds Mod

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Intel Thermal Analysis Tool

Intel's TAT can utilize an Intel CPU beyond any other app.

Download

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SP2004 Orthos Edition

Dual core and memory stress testing.

Download

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SuperPrime

New benchmark based on Prime95 code.

Download

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wPrime

wPrime is a benchmarking application designed to use a highly multithreaded approach to calculating the square-roots of large amounts of numbers.

Download


Other


CrystalCPUID

Amazing tool. Many, many options to use and choose from. (Intel & AMD)

Download

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RMClock

RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level on supported CPU models via processor's power management model-specific registers (MSRs). In automatic management mode it continuously monitors the CPU usage level and dynamically adjusts the CPU frequency, throttle and/or voltage level as needed, realizing the "Performance on Demand" concept.

Download (.RAR)

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MemTest for Windows

Same old MemTest app.

Download

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OCCT Perestro?ka

CPU stressing utility.

Download

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S&M

No description yet.

Download

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DPC Latency Checker

Checks latency, show safe, moderate and dangerous values. Check page for more detail.

Download

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Ah yes... We can't forget to see how much of a change your overclock did now can we...


BENCHMARKING! ;D

Crysis Benchmark Tool

The tool provides a robust front-end to benchmark Crysis. It provides the ability to queue up many runs and will provide detailed results for each test as well as an overall summary with accurate averages. The first and foremost goals were simplicity and reliability in the tool and in the benchmark scores. Works with retail and demo.

Download

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FRAPS

Video and CPU benchmarking Utility

Download

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3DMark06

The legendary benchmark from FutureMark.

Download (Select mirror)

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Nuclearus Multi-Core 2.0

The program Nuclearus Multi Core wrote to test speed of computer system (CPU-CHIP-RAM) and comparison with other computer system. You can use it to tuning, testing and benchmarking your system.

Download

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Sciencemark 2.0 FINAL

No description yet.

Download

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Toast

No description yet.

Download (Select mirror)

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Lightsmark

A new 3D benchmark focusing on lighting effects and performance, dubbed Lightsmark, has been released for free by Czech software author Stepan Hrbek. This OpenGL 2.0 optimized test runs a flyby scene featuring realtime global illumination, color bleeding, penumbra shadows and displays the average FPS as an end result.

Download

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Smart FPS

SmartFPS.com is a free software to benchmark latest videocards and processors by real world games like Crysis, Call Of Duty 2, Battlefield 2, Serious Sam 2, Call Of Juarez (full version), Quake 4, Prey and The Chronicles of Rid:censored:: EFBB.

Download

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Cinebench R10

MAXON CINEBENCH runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances..

Download

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Rightmark Memory Analyzer

Tip is in the name.

Download

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ShaderMark

No description yet.

Download

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AquaMark 3

No description yet.

Download

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3DMark05

Another Futuremark benchmark.

Download

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OpenGL Fur Rendering Benchmark

This benchmark requires a NVIDIA GeForce 5/6/7/8 (and higher) or an AMD/ATI Radeon 9600 (and higher) graphics card with the latest graphics drivers.

The startup interface allows you to tweak the benchmark features such as:

    * Benchmark mode or stability test mode (for overclockers)
    * Fullscreen or windowed for each type of run mode
    * Window size selection (standard or custom)
    * MSAA samples selection
    * Benchmarking parameters: time based or frames based

Download

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MSI 990FXA GD80: versions of Control Center and Click Bios II that allow oc

>>Control Center<<

>>Click Bios II<<



Post a submition, I'll gladly add it to the list.
 

Quadrifoglio Verde

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For stability testing:
- Orthos (dual core & memory stress testing)
- Prime95 (single core & memory stress testing)
- Super_Pi (Pi calculations, mainly cpu testing)

For AMD overclocking:
- A64MemFreq (Memory divider helper)
- A64Tweaker (Windows tool for lots of memory adjustments, reserved values etc.)

Use at your own risk of course... :hypocrite:
 

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For Intel:
Memset 3.0 - Allows you to adjust memory timings while in Windows. Works great when a BIOS forces 4-5-6-12 and you want 4-4-4-12.
 

Exo

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For A64: Central brain identifier - CpuZ like program wich is more uptodate ATM, as cpuZ has trouble detecting the right info from some 65nm A64's
( http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Central_Brain_Identifier/1050948388/1 )

For both c2d and A64: Coretemeter - CoreTemp like temperature readout using internal sensors, but with a graph so you can take a look at temperature history better
( http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Coretemeter.shtml )
 

Svet

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we can made later topic sticky, when the list of suggestions is full and no other suggestion posted.
 

aicjofs

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You didn't add DryHeat's suggestion.  Memset is a must have on this list.

Download link in this thread.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92190&highlight=memset

Also a nifty beta Prime95 for testing dual core and quad core that automatically spawns the right amount of threads. Best for quadcore IMO.
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=6572

Another great tool that development seemed to have stopped, is A64tool, it was meant to be an all in one(coretemp, a64 tweaker, clockgen) but got stuck in beta, it's still very useful anyway, has a built in calculator for figuring out your overclock settings.  Read here

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=96678&highlight=a64info
 

Aaron

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I did add DryHeat's suggestion of MemTest 3.0. But the current version of the app is 3.3

I'll add the Prime95 BETA and A64Tool shortly. :biggthumbsup:

Thanks for the suggestions aicjofs.
 

aicjofs

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Memset not Memtest.  It's like A64 tweaker but for Intel chipsets.

Hehe :mad:
 

aicjofs

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Looks good Yuri, good idea.   :biggthumbsup:

I was looking over my "tweak" folder on the hard drive, looks like we got most of the current stuff.

Only other 2 I had that are useful to me for overclocking and probably would be in an "other/misc" section of your list.

CrystalCPUID

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalCPUID/index-e.html

RMClock

http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

These have 2 functions for me. 

1) Most people say to disable CnQ or SpeedStep(EIST) for overclocking.  The real reason behind that is your multi/voltage transitions are hardcoded and so the system could change PStates to something making your system unstable.  If however you can control the multi/voltage yourself to something that is stable and you aren't a user that has constant 100% CPU usage(F@H for example), you can get the benefits of lower power and heat while you are just surfing/checking email.  These programs allow you to customize those power management features.  I have used them on heavily overclocked systems for years with no stability issues.

2.) If your motherboard has a simple BIOS without features for some CPU settings, you can write CPU MSR's or toggle features that you want or don't want. 
 

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I'm quite familiar with CrystalCPUID.

Shall be adding those aicjofs :biggthumbsup:

BTW, names Aaron. Got the Yuri bit from Command & Conquer ;)
 
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so we guess youre playing tiberian sun now?
its a good game, but company of heroes is better....
 

Aaron

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No that's too old. I got it from Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge. But in all honesty I'd rather play Command & Conquer 3, which just arrived today BTW ;D
 

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BG84 said:
stupid me, its tiberuim wars im talking about, the 3 yes.
Yep I'd much rather be playing Tiberium Wars ;)

Have you played it BTW? C&C3?
 
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Yep I'd much rather be playing Tiberium Wars ;)

Have you played it BTW? C&C3?
yes i do have it, its great, but like i mentionned, i like company of heroes 10 times better
 

Aaron

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Well BG84 I did play the demo a couple of times, and also waited forever for it to download. But it's still not my favorite.

C&C3 and Supreme Commander all the way! :agrees:


DOK, I shall be adding your suggestion shortly, thanks. :biggthumbsup: Added!
 
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