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Old 02-16-2006, 11:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i have a question people how do you see how much better your processor actually performs once your done overclocking i no you can look at the gigahertz but is there a test or something to check system performance
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Test with either SuperPI (i think?) or you can run a 3dmark test and see the improvement on the cpu score. Theres prolly many other ways but i dont know them.
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i think in the faq it mentions CBID which is a program used to determine the p-rating of an AMD processor although i suppose thats not quite what you are after. although thanks to thebleakness i forgot to add that, will now edit superpi in and add a benchmark section.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My personal favorite test......... GAME!!

Play 3 or 4 of your favorite games at max settings before OCing, then set your system to you previously determined optimum OC and play the 3 or 4 games again and look closely for differences. I am extremely picky so OCing makes a HUGE difference for me in how gameplay feels. That added to needing enough ram

But as the others have said, use 3dmark03, 05, and 06 and also use SuperPi if you are interested in seeing benchmark differences.
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well an overclock might not make much of a difference to a game at all unless at a particular point the cpu is bottlenecking the gameplay.
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SuperPi is generally the best way of determining any gains your overclock may have achieved...it is also extremely useful when tweaking memory latencies and figuring out whether you want to loosen some timings to get higher speeds or tighten them up with lower frequencies
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bump, just to see if anyone has anything new to add. i meant to add something new and then bump but i'm tired and my idea slipped my mind
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I have an idea, someone should make a list of all the good computer manufacturers so that people who are too scared or too lazy to build their own computer can still get something good that won't have all the locked crap like dell/gateway/etc.

Monarch computers for example. I am busy at the moment so if someone else could compile a list of good computer manufacturers and post it here to be added to the faq i would appreciate it.
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