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Dr_Frankensteins Essential Overclocking and Benchmark Software Guide

Updated 03/02/07 @ 10.45 GMT

$ = May Have to pay to unlock full version

 

Benchmarking

 

3DMark 2001 - Here $

3DMark 2003 - Here $

3DMark 2005 - Here $

3DMark 2006 - Here $

PCMark 2005 - Here $

Aquamark 3 - Here

SiSoft Sandra - Here $

Super PI - Here

FRAPS - Here $

 

Realworld Game Benchmarks

 

Battlefield 2 - Here

Half-Life 2 - Here

Company Of Heroes - Here

NFSMW - Here

NFSC - Here

Prey Demo - Here

F.E.A.R Demo - Here

 

Overclocking Graphics Cards

 

Rivatuner - Here

ATI Tool - Here

Coolbits 2.0 - Here

Powerstrip - Here $

 

Overclocking CPU's

 

Clockgen - Here

A64MemFreq11 - Here

 

System Monitoring/System Info

 

CPU-Z - Here

GPU-Z - Here

Speedfan - Here

MBM - Here

A64 TCaseMax - Here

Central Brain ID - Here (AMD Only)

Everest - Here $

ITE SmartGuardian - Here (For DFI)

Core Temp - Here (Intel Core2Duo)

Intel Thermal Analysis Tool - Here (Intel Core2Duo)

 

Memory Tweaking/Testing

 

Memtest86 - Here

Memtest86+ - Here

A64Tweaker - Here

 

Stress Testing

 

Prime95 - Here

SP2004 - Here

Orthos - Here (Dual Core SP2004)

OCCT - Here

RTHDRIBL - Here

FurRenderingBenchmark (For Gfx) Here

 

Drivers

 

Creative YouP-Pax Drivers - Here Choose the server from list

Creative Kx - Here

Nvidia - Here

Omega drivers - Here

ATI/AMD - Here

 

Hard Drive Tools

 

HD Tune - Here

HdTach - Here

 

Hacks/Misc Software

Kellys Korner - Here (Reg Fixes If You Break Something)

WSGFWiki - Here (Widescreen Gaming Hacks)

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A64Tweaker doesn't overclock your cpu, it changes memory timings

 

should RTHDRIBL be under OCing Graphics Cards as an artifact tester rather than a benchmark? does RTHDRIBL have a benchmark? :huh:

 

you should link to Memtest86+ as well: http://www.memtest.org/

 

memtest86+ is based on memtest86 but doesn't require a linux boot cd/floppy to run... you can run it in pure dos on a usb drive for example, along with all your bios flash utilities (that's what i do anyway)

 

so put Memtest86 (linux boot cd/floppy) and Memtest86+ (advanced, pure dos)

 

memtest86+ is way more up to date than memtest86 and has more cpu/ram support, and you can do stuff like change memory timings on the fly!

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well, if frankenstein is willing to keep on top of this with a bit of help from a mod, could this be a sticky? or something?

 

if everyone pitches in like with jammins PSU list before it was erased, we could be looking at a decent but brief reference for people looking

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Realworld Game Benchmarks

 

Battlefield 2 - Here

BF2 Benchmark link is broken.

 

http://ttp://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1104

 

Just a little opps, the fix (incase you dont see it bc it's so simple):

 

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1104

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ok... this is a bit of a leap, but you can tweak the ASIO latency from crap to near-zero... so it's more of a timing tweak than overclocking as such...

 

the kX drivers *may* offer higher system performance as there isn't any bloatware like the standard creative drivers (i've never bothered to test this to prove/disprove it but it's something that might have an effect)

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