List of programs to run when you build a PC

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  1. XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM

    XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM My User Name Is Stoopid

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    I was wondering what programs should I run when I build my PC to check if it's running good and if anything is wrong. Help me expand my list. I need some programs that measure CPU temp and speed of the cpu. Thank you:

    Please read this list before posting, I don't want to double post any programs, Thanks

    memtest86 - Checks your memory for errors
    3dmark05 - Find out how fast your graphics card is
    CPU-Z - Overclocking Stats Software
    Central Brain ID - CPU Stats
    SuperPI - OC Software
    Prime95 - More OC Software
    Motherboard Monitor 5 - Mobo Stats
    Hd Tach - Benchmark Software
    Hd Tune - Hard Drive Stats/Benchmarking
    Everest - Hardware Info/Memory Benchmarking
    Sequoia view - Hard Drive Stats
    Si Soft Sandra - Benchmarking
    Du meter - Monitor Network Activity
    RTHDRIB - For Video Cards
     
  2. HighwayAssassins

    HighwayAssassins [H]ardness Supreme

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    Cpuz
    Central Brain ID
    SuperPI
    Prime95

    those are all overclocking tools of course...
     
  3. Scotch77

    Scotch77 Gawd

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    CPU-Z
    MOtherboard Monitor 5
    HD-Tach
    HD-Tune
    Everest Home ediution
    Sequoia view
    Si Soft Sandra
    Du meter
    Prime 95
    Super Pi
     
  4. XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM

    XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM My User Name Is Stoopid

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    Added them, thanks for the support guys.
     
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    HighwayAssassins [H]ardness Supreme

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    lets not forget RTHDRIBL for the video cards...
     
  6. XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM

    XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM My User Name Is Stoopid

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    skindogg Limp Gawd

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    I like Everest Lavalys. Shows everything you could possibly imagine about your comp.
    www.lavalys.com
     
  8. XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM

    XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM My User Name Is Stoopid

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    Already added it :)
     
  9. gigantorebirdie

    gigantorebirdie Limp Gawd

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    Never a bad idea to run a disc defrag after you have everything up and running as well. Feel free to use the built in or get yourself a more feature filled one. You might also want to set the page file on the outer track of your HD. Not a huge speed increase, but not a bad idea either.
     
  10. Oldwolf

    Oldwolf Limp Gawd

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    First I run XP-AntiSpy, for obvious reasons, and have it uninstall MSN Messenger. I am so not a fan!!!

    Then I run, in no particular order, Winzip, Winrar, Quicktime, Acrobat Reader, WinAmp, Nero, ZoneAlarm, DU Meter, Norton, ACDSee32, AdAware, Spybot Search & Destroy and SETI@Home.
     
  11. mikeblas

    mikeblas [H]ard|DCer of the Month - May 2006

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    Er, you run them, or you install them?
     
  12. Oldwolf

    Oldwolf Limp Gawd

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    Install, run, same thing.
     
  13. XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM

    XxDaRkReAp3rxXdOtCoM My User Name Is Stoopid

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    lol, nice one.
     
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  15. dtess17

    dtess17 2[H]4U

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    list looks good...
    maybe a few different anti virus options

    antivir is what i'm using
     
  16. mikeblas

    mikeblas [H]ard|DCer of the Month - May 2006

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    For an adequately flawed definition of "same", you're right.

    How do any of the programs you've listed tell you if anything is wrong with your new machine?
     
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    Linux - for fixing Windows when it crashes, or for when you need to retrieve your SAM file
    Windows Update - the reason being, "anything wrong" encompasses a huge portion of the default OS install, and the update fixes alot of problems.
     
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    Hey, I was in a mood yesterday and didn't fully read his question. But honestly, some of those things, any of those things, that I listed, should really be bundled with Windows, instead of Mess-enger.
     
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  20. dtess17

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    well clockgen might be useful for AMD guys
     
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    I use AVG antivirus and just use the XP firewall.
    ribs
     
  22. burningrave101

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    OCCT is another stress testing tool and i like SP2004 over Prime95 because it gives you some additional info such as a running timer.

    This is a good list of utilities for stress testing and benchmarking. We should get a big list and throw it in a sticky some place and keep it updated.
     
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    Motherboard Monitor 5 is pretty much obsolete now. It only works on older gen motherboards. Any new system will have no need for this.
     
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    Intel - Intel Thermal Analysis Tool - this programs tells all the temperature readings in your computer

    Intel - Intel Desktop Control Center (IDCC) - An Intel overclocking program only for certain Intel mobo's (go to Intel.com for more information). It also tells you temperature readings as well.

    Asus - Asus Probe - This program works on most Asus mobos, tells temperatures readings and application and hard drive activites

    Asus - Ai Booster - Some mobos support this Asus only overclocking program like IDCC and also shows temp readings.

    Abit - Abit uGuru Utility - A overclocking program designed for Abit mobos, shows temp reading as well.

    Gigabyte - Easytune Series - A overclocking program and temperature and fan monitoring program like the ones above.

    Systool - A overclocking and many more great featured tweakings program for newer computers

    Core Temp - Only works with Core 2 Series Processors, tells you the temperature readings and many more.



    Stability Test Programs:

    OCCT - Stress' and tortures your computers new overclock and tells you whether its stable or not
    OCCT Perestroika 1.11 +- This is more advanced and "better" version of the original OCCT mentioned above

    All Futuremark products (PCMARK series and 3DMARK series)

    Super PI - Good computer calculation stresser.

    Memtest - Good tweaking and ram stresser

    GPU-Z: Gives you detailed information about your graphics card
    And of course heaps more that will get or has been mentioned on these posts.........
     
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