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    Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    Alrighty!

    So I've set up my rig, a lovely 7750 BE in an Antec 1200 with an Asus 4850 and a 27'' Dell monitor.

    I am beginning to get interested in tweaking and changing things (I got the virus I know, it's incurable..). So my first idea was to figure out which programs/utilities can I use to monitor the performance of my rig. I am not referring to wholesome benchmark software. What I am referring to are things such as the following:

    - temperature measuring programs (for the mobo/gpu/cpu/hard drive)
    - fans controlling programs (is there such a software solution?)
    - individual benchmark tools for hd/gpu/cpu so I can see the performance changes on each component as I tweak it

    I know that I can use the Catalyst tool for the gpu, so that's sorted, but what other tools are there to monitor the rest of the stuff?

    Any ideas and suggestions most welcome!

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    Re: Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    Try SiSoftware Sandra.
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    Re: Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    I use RMClock to monitor my CPU usage and temperature:

    http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml

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    Re: Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    cpu - coretemp
    case fans - speedfan

    benchmarking:
    ati tool (test overclock for stability) - gpu
    prime95 as above - cpu

    3dmark

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    Re: Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    Thank you all for your suggestions!

    That will keep me busy for a while.

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    Re: Software solutions to monitor hardware performance?

    ... and one of these!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Alpha...black)-(25411)

    I use one and its fantastic!
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