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Old 02-20-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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A64 overclocking tools

There are several utilities that make it much easier to overclock and tweak an A64 system.

Clockgen - Allows you to change HTT (FSB), CPU multiplier and AGP/PCIe frequency in Windows.

A64 Tweaker - A program written by Australian overclocker CodeRed. Allows you to change memory timings in Windows. There are also two beta versions: 0.5 and 0.6. CodeRed recommends using the first version (0.31).

MemFreq 1.1 - Program written by German overclocker goddh0r. Will calculate your memory speed, depending on which divider you're using.

Benchmarking tools

SuperPi - Number crunching program for testing speed and stability.

SuperPi mod - measures times down to the millisecond.

Hexus Pifast - Another number crunching program.

SiSoft Sandra - System information & diagnostics utility. Includes memory and hard drive benchmark tests.

Everest Ultimate Edition - System information & diagnostics utility that also includes memory speed testing. Unfortunately, there's no longer a free edition of Everest.

CPUmark 99 - old test that's still used by some to measure CPU performance. An explanation of the test can be found here.

CPU RightMark - another set of benchmarks for testing CPU & RAM performance

Cinebench - good benchmarking tool for testing processing power of dual-core CPU's

Other benchmarking tools

Even more benchmarking tools (some are shareware)

Stability testing tools

Memtest86+ - Good tool for determining whether your RAM is bad. Does not guarantee 100% memory stability in Windows.

Memtest for Windows - allows you to run Memtest in Windows

Prime95 - stress testing program

Stress Prime 2004 - variation on Prime95

OCCT v.0.91 - another stress testing program

S&M 1.7.6 - CPU stress testing program. Will heat your CPU up more than Prime

CPUBurn - another stress testing program

Toast - a utility used to torture test and burn in your CPU

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention WPCREDIT, a program developed by H.Oda in Japan. Allows you to change the DRAM timings in Windows. But it's much more complicated to use than the A64 Tweaker.

VR-Zone has an old guide on how to use WPCREDIT. Link

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Old 03-13-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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CrystalCPUID is a program similar to CPU-Z. It allows you to customize the background. And it also allows you to change the CPU multiplier.

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Old 03-19-2005, 02:16 AM   #4
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Central Brain Identifier is also similar to CPU-Z. But it allows you to change memory timings in Windows, just like the A64 Tweaker. You can also change the CPU multiplier, hypertransport width (both upstream & downstream) and a few other things.

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Old 03-19-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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CPUMark2 Download


Tests:

- There are 3 major tests (registry, floating-point operations & integer operations).

- Each test is built based on some equations & operations depending on the test.

- Every major test contains 3 identical tests. For every identical test the seconds & milliseconds are calculated. At the end of a major test, an arithmetic average is made from the seconds & milliseconds times saved from those 3 tests. So if u get a wrong time at a "mini"-test the other 2 can make the error be ignored. Also the time is calculated with 0xx millisecond precision (at the start time must be x.0 seconds, so the last time cannot make a diference bigger than 0.9 seconds for tests). To be more exact the average from the milliseconds time is calculated. If the value is bigger than 500 ms it means test time has an error so it is corected adding an extra second to the test time.

- Score for the major tests is calculated with an simple equation (REVEALED NOW!!! 18.02.2005*).

- The final score = 40% Score Test1 + 80% Score Test2 + 80% Score Test3

- The program was compiled with no optimization (speed, floating-point), so tests cannot be in favour of a certain processor type.

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v.2.0 - First Version from v.2 Series
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:56 AM   #6
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CPU-Z has basic information about your processor (clock speed, voltage, etc.) and memory.

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If you have a Venice or San Diego chip, you should use the latest version of CPU-Z for proper recognition of your CPU.

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Old 09-21-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Here are some recent A64 overclocking guides.

X-bit labs

Anandtech

Overclockersonline

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Old 10-02-2005, 07:21 PM   #8
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SpeedFan is another useful program. In addition to monitoring and changing fan speeds, it monitors voltages and will create a graph showing the fluctuations.

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Old 11-05-2005, 12:38 PM   #9
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MrSeanKon has a couple of guides.

Overclocking guide

Reference guide
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