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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

Download SpeedFan ~ a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computer

SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in your computer. It is a great tool for overclocker like me. You can monitor your CPU cores temperature and CPU fan speed too. Its main features are monitor fan speed. However, it does not end here. It has other useful features like access S.M.A.R.T. info on hard disk, change the FSB on some hardware and control fan speed. It can be used on Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Windows Vista. It works with Windows 64 bit too.

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SpeedFan on Intel QX9650

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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