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    Here, post information to useful tools for overclocking, system performance and link to their download.
    PLEASE DO NOT BLINDLY LINK US SOMEWHERE!
    Post a description, a screenshot and a link to the download.

    Anything useful goes! Feel free to double post to keep one tool per post, this way we avoid confusion. Please limit the discussion in this thread, and start a new topic if you need help.
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    Code:
    ATI GPU Scaling Fix for Windows 7
    by AgentGOD
    ----------------------------------
    
    Homepage: www.ultimate-filez.com
    Donation: www.ultimate-filez.com/?page=donate
    
    Description:
     A fix for the infamous GPU Scaling issue with ATI Catalyst(tm) and Windows 7. See below for
     more details.
    
    Requirements:
     - An x86/x64 CPU.
     - A DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort monitor. CRT will not work.
     - Microsoft(R) Windows 7. Both x86 and x64 should be supported. Tested on x64.
     - Latest ATI Catalyst(tm) drivers.
     - Microsoft(R) Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf
     - Microsoft(R) .NET Framework v2.0 (minimum), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5
    
    Note:
     - If you have not checked "Enable GPU Scaling" in Catalyst Control Center, you must do so first.
     - This program has only been tested on one machine (AMD Turion Ultra X2 laptop with HD 3200 IGP),
       so please don't hesitate to give positive constructive feedback!
    
    Usage:
     - Run the program.
     - Select the desired GPU Scaling mode.
     - Run your favorite 3D application (such as a game, etc).
     - Enjoy. Please everyone submit tickets to the Catalyst crew feedback system!
     - Please donate if you like this program and/or my other programs!
    If you need any more information or help, click the "Help" button in the program. If that
    is not helpful enough, feel free to post on the forums!
    
    Copyright © 2010 Ultimate Filez
    
    ATI Catalyst(tm) is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices.
    Screenshot:


    Download link:
    http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/...ngFix-Win7.zip
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    You've all been wondering what's so special about Western Digital's "RE" RAID Edition hard drives... and what's the difference between them and Desktop Edition "Caviar" drives. Well it's simple, the only difference in reality is the firmware setting on the drive called TLER (Time-Limited Error Recovery). On Desktop drives, this is disabled so they would drop out of RAID arrays if you were to run them in RAID... but this official Western Digital utility will allow you to enable TLER to put them in RAID just like the "RE" RAID Edition drives.

    This tool has been difficult to find, but it's perfectly legal, and I decided that it would benefit the community if I upload it here
    http://www.epichardware.com/bin/WDTLER.zip
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    Readme
    Code:
    IntelBurnTest v2.4
    by AgentGOD
    ----------------------------
    The original. All others are copycats.
    
    Home Page: http://www.ultimate-filez.com
    Donation : http://www.ultimate-filez.com/?page=donate
    
    Description:
        A program that simplifies the usage of Intel(R) Linpack. Linpack by
    Intel(R) is an extremely stressful program that will put even the most pow-
    -erful X86/X64 CPU in the world at its knees. Load temp under Linpack will
    be up to 22*C higher than the competing software Prime95. This program will
    make usage of Linpack easier and more practical.
    
    Keep in mind, use this program at your own risk. By using this program, you
    agree that neither I nor Intel shall be responsible for including, but not
    limited to: burned up CPU, fried motherboard, spontaneous room temperature
    increase, hair loss, or mental stress.
    
    Xtreme Stress Mode (Right-click the "Start" button) allows unprecedented
    improvement of testing accuracy.
        Note: Xtreme Stress Mode may cause the CPU to heat up more than it
            already does. During testing, Windows may not be usable.
    
    
    Compatibility:
        Works with Intel(R) and AMD CPUs. Tested Intel(R) Core 2(tm) Quad
        Q6600, Intel(R) Pentium(tm) III 550 MHz, AMD Athlon 64(tm) X2 4200+,
        and AMD Opteron 165 (Working with AMD processors since v1.7). Also
        tested on AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition.
    
        Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows XP Professional SP2/SP3, XP Professional
        X64 Edition SP2. Tested on Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(tm)/7 X86/X64
        by many awesome users like yourself ;)
    
    Benefits of using Linpack:
    1. More accurate than Prime95 Small FFTs/Blend (under x64 OS).
    2. Takes less time to tell if your CPU/RAM is unstable than Prime95 (usually
       something like 8 minutes Linpack vs 40 hours under Prime95).
    3. Use the same stress-testing engine that Intel uses to test their products
       before they are packed and put on shelves for sale.
    
    Benefits of using IntelBurnTest:
    1. Simplifies usage of Linpack.
    2. Real-time output of results to the screen.
    3. Simplifies the process of selecting a test size to use.
    4. Better appearance.
    5. Intuitive interface.
    6. Real-time error checking.
    7. System status acknowledgement.
    
    Requirements:
     - An x86/x64 CPU
     - At least 512 MB of system memory. Recommended minimum is 1 GB.
     - A modern Windows-NT based operating system (XP and above). Both x86 and x64 are supported.
     - Microsoft(R) Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf
     - Microsoft(R) .NET Framework v2.0 (minimum), can be found here:
       http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5
    
    
    How to test CPU and RAM stability (summarized):
    Pre. You need to extract everything from the archive to a single folder, while
        maintaining the original directory structure.
    1. It is best to use a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit mode for the most accurate
       test result.
    2. Use the most available RAM possible (IntelBurnTest can now do this on
       its own automatically). The more memory it uses, the more accurate.
       However, most people can use "Standard" mode as it should be sufficient.
    3. Select the run # (should use at least 5 at minimum, no more than 20).
    4. Start running. Output should look something like this:
        Time (s)    Speed (GFlops)        Result
        0.269        31.7314            3.684559e-002
        0.260        32.7829            3.684559e-002
        0.257        33.1546            3.684559e-002
        0.264        32.2425            3.684559e-002
        0.266        32.0700            3.684559e-002
       NOTE: The time it takes to run each iteration may vary from test size, and
             so will the speed and the result. But if the results do not stay
          consistent, your system is unstable (specifically CPU).
    5. Above indicates that the test ran fine so far without instability, but
       below indicates instability (the Residual(norm) values aren't the same
       throughout running the test):
        Time (s)    Speed (GFlops)        Result
        15.245         43.7434            5.380399e+003
        15.250         43.7303            8.675501e-002
        15.162         43.9816            3.570760e-002
       NOTE: Instability doesn't necessarily have to happen at the beginning, it
         can happen in the middle, or at the end. It could be just ONE of
         them that is inconsistent, but that DOES indicate instability.
         BSOD or freezing are signs of instability as well.
     *As of v2.0, the program will now have real-time result output, as well as
      real-time result checking for system stability based on the consistency
      of the outputted results. The testing will automatically stop if the pro-
      -gram detects such inconsistency. During testing, you should see an ani-
      -mated flame under "Freeze Test". If at any time during the testing you
      see it stop moving, it is most likely that your PC is frozen.
    
     *As of v2.1, Core i7 users that wish to test with HyperThreading enabled
      can now override the number of threads for Linpack to execute
    
     *As of v2.2, if you are having any issues with IntelBurnTest, please en-
      able debug logging by right-clicking the "logging" checkbox to do so, and
      then send me the debug log file. It would also be helpful if you also send
      a screenshot of the issue and steps to reproduce the issue.
    
    
    Credits:
    --------
    AgentGOD - Coding this program, duh :)
    Cronos (from XS) - for the original the memory size equation
    mikeyakame (from XS) - for notifying me of newer binaries
    WoZZeR999 (from XS) - memory size suggestion
    krille (from XS) - for the constructive criticisms
    Rob Williams (from Techgage) - for testing on a Core i7 platform
    justin.kerr (from XS) - for testing on a Core i7 platform
    Intel - for Linpack and a Core 2(tm) Quad processor ;)
    
    IntelBurnTest, Copyright © 2009 Ultimate-Filez. Linpack, Copyright © Intel(R) Corporation.
    Please check the readme for usage instructions
    In my own experience, I used Prime95 on my Q6600 with Small FFTs, which showed that it was stable for 10 hours overnight at the current voltage. However, running Linpack with the most memory I had available (I have 64-bit XP, so I see all 4 GB of my RAM), it indicated instability. I had to raise the voltage up a couple of notches to get it fully stable. This will ensure me that it's now at least 24 hours Prime95 stable, if not 100% stable.

    Download link:
    http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip

    Screenshots:


    For screen-shot purposes, I used a very low amount of memory to test.

    If you like this program, please donate:


    Thanks.

    If you still wish to use the Legacy version (v1.9x), here they are:
    IntelBurnTest v1.92:
    http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/...est-Legacy.zip
    Native 64-bit version for WinPE (v1.90)
    http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/...Legacy-x64.zip

    Note: for Core i7 CPU owners, please use at least 16 threads if you wish to fully load all physical and logical cores (HyperThreading). * Since v2.4, this may not apply anymore. Please try 8-threads and see if that works for you.
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    CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

    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.


    http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_153_setup.exe
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    I didn't know agent made IntelBurnTest, neat
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