CPU, Hardware & Memory Testing Tools for Overclockers

alpha1911

Active Member
Oct 4, 2012
33
CPUID



The CPUID opcode is a processor supplementary instruction (its name derived from CPU IDentification) for the x86 architecture. It was introduced by Intel in 1993 when it introduced the Pentium and SL-Enhanced 486 processors.
Code:
http://www.cpuid.com/
CoreTemp



Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.
Code:
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Disk Benchmark



ATTO Disk Benchmark allows users to measure their storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Several options are available to customize your performance measurement including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode with the option to run continuously. Use ATTO Disk Benchmark to test any manufacturers RAID controllers, storage controllers, host adapters, hard drives and SSD drives and notice that ATTO products will consistently provide the highest level of performance to your storage.
Code:
http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_Benchmark
GPU-Z



GPU-Z. GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
Code:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
IntelBurn Test



A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack by Intel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will put even the most pow--erful X86/X64 CPU in the world at its knees. Load temp under Linpack will be up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95. This program will make usage of Linpack easier and more practical.
Code:
http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html
Memtest86 & Memtest86+



Memtest86 and Memtest86+ are open source memory test software programs designed to test and stress test an x86 architecture computer's random access memory (RAM) for errors. Each tries to verify that the RAM will accept and correctly retain arbitrary patterns of data written to it, and that there are no errors where different bits of memory interact, and there are no conflicts between memory addresses.
Code:
http://www.memtest.org/
OCCT



OCCT Perestroïka is a stability checking tool, free for personal use. It comes with 4 built-in test aimed at testing CPUs, GPUs and Power supplies. OCCT also monitors in temperatures, voltages and fan speed, as well as system constants such as CPU Usage, Memory Usage and FPS (if testing in 3d). It provides the most accurate error-detection algorithm for CPU and GPUs.
Code:
http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/software/20-occt
Prime95 (32bit & 64bit)



For overclockers, Prime95 has a feature called "Torture Test" that allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or a balance of both. Usually Prime95 will detect an error within a matter of minutes if an overclock is not stable, however many people like to let the system "burn-in" overnight to ensure long-term stability. The benefit of this version is that it is multi-threaded and will automatically manage worker threads to fully stress all cores of your CPU.
Code:
http://www.mersenne.org/
RealTemp



Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel processors. It runs on 32 bit and 64 bit Windows without installation.
Code:
http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
SIW - System Information for Windows



SIW (aka System Information for Windows) performs computer configuration analysis and diagnostics.
Code:
http://www.gtopala.com/
SpeedFan



SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.
Code:
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
 

Similar threads