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Download CPU-Z ~ a freeware program that gathers CPU, mainboard, memory, system information

CPU-Z is one of the tools for overclocker. CPU-Z displays CPU, mainboard, memory, system information. CPU-Z can detect information as below…

CPU

  • Name and number.
  • Core stepping and process.
  • Package.
  • Core voltage.
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
  • Supported instructions sets.
  • Cache information.

Mainboard

  • Vendor, model and revision.
  • BIOS model and date.
  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
  • Graphic interface.

Memory

  • Frequency and timings.
  • Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.

System

  • Windows and DirectX version.

Prime95 ~ CPU torture tool

Prime95 is also known as Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). It is a tool to find World Record Primes. However, it can be used as CPU torture tool as well. It is a great tool to stress your CPU because the torture test will use up all your CPU core and 100% CPU utilization. Who want to torture his own CPU anyway? Overclocker like me will need it. Besides this tool, I also use SpeedFan to monitor CPU temperature and CPU-Z for CPU core speed and bus speed.

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Prime95 torture test in action

Core Temp ~ another program to monitor CPU temperature

Core Temp is another program to monitor CPU temperature like CPU-Z and SpeedFan. Core Temp is a simple software that tells your CPU information and temperature. You can use Core Temp to track Intel and AMD CPU temperature. Almost all the latest Intel and AMD CPU are supported like Intel Core i7 series, Core i5, Atom, Core 2 Duo series and AMD Phenom / Phenom II series, Athlon64 series, Athlon64 X2 series and a lot more…

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Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX9650 in action

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