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Old 01-25-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Benchmarking programs

Hey all, I am in the process of OCing my comp that is in my sig. I am busy with the CPU at the moment trying to get 2.8 or higher, but when I finish that I will work on my ram. Here is my question:

What are the best benchmarking programs to determine what OC's are helping me the most. Both for CPU, for Ram, and for CPU and Ram combined.

I know 3dmark05 and 06 are good benchies for your video card and I have various programs for stress testing to basically see if everything is working without errors such as Prime95, but I am interested in getting some freeware programs to determine if an OC of 2.75ghz with htt of 250 x 11 is way more effective than 2.65ghz or if OCing with 280htt x 10 makes a performance difference. Then also I will be checking performance differences that I get when I have different mem dividers set.

So anyway give me your thoughts and preferably some download links

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Stick with the futuremark programs.

PCmark04
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yes those are good and you can save your results online and compare them to see which configuration is the best. excellent programs, even the non-registered version.
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There is a testing program to test if u PC can handle the OC that is Prime 95

and i think the CPU benchmarking program is Super PI.
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Lol sprooty i just said i already had programs like prime to test stability i am only interested in benchmarking programs.
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I like PassMark's Performance Test 6.0. It's a small program, simple, to the point, no fluff. Tests include CPU, GPU, RAM, optical drive read, and hard drive...

http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm
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Thanks Jason, I will check that out when I get home.
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You want to use Super Pi for measuring the raw power behind your CPU/RAM
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and Passmarks test doesn't take 30 minutes like PCMark05
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30 minutes? It took me no more than 15. Way shorter than the 3Dmark tests.

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