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Want a program to test my motherboard and cpu

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dilzem, 6 May 2006.

  1. Dilzem


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 81

    Location: South East London

    I want something that can test my motherboard and cpu ive heard of prime 95 but dont know how to use it dont wanna do any damage
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    What do you want to test it for? i.e. can you narrow down what exactly you want to test? You won't damage your PC by running Prime95, you could also try memtest86, 3dmark(any of them but 03 onwards is more graphics card intensive) and you might as well run HDtach as well for your hard drive.
  3. Dilzem


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 81

    Location: South East London

    changed my mobo and cpu about 2 weeks ago this mobo has been giving me problems first it was overheating when it was idle then noticed the southbridge was on fire when idle and heard the northbridge heatsink werent to good so i replaced the northbridge heat sink with a zalman zm-nb47j and stuck a heatsink on the southbridge cos it did'nt have one did a bios update temps aint to bad now then found out the mobo was overvolting the cpu its supposed to b getting 1.35-1.40 mobo was giving it 1.47 so im using crystalcpuid to lower the voltage mobo i have is a asus a8n-vm-csm cpu is amd64 3000+ i would like to test the cpu and chipset could u show me how to use prime95 please
  4. sgoaty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,135

    Location: Aberdeenshire

  5. Day03


    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    Sisoft Sandra is a very nice program for testing components in your PC