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Hardware monitoring software?
show user profile  Nanne
As some of you might know I have a new computer coming up and I've built it myself so I'm scared out of my mind that there is something that will be going wrong :P

It has a i7 980 6c/12t CPU and two (2) GTX 590 in Quad SLI, all this cooled with fans.

So I would like to have some software (freeware) that allows me to monitor the CPU and GPU on their critical parts when I try my new baby out :) Temperature, fan speed, memory use, and well as much info as possible.

Also it would be good to have an overlay option for the info when running games in full screen mode.

I have GPU-Z that is pretty good but only for GPU and no full screen overlay. I saw NVIDIA using something called Precision that did a pretty good work. http://www.evga.com/precision/
But according to the System Requirements on the sites you need a card from EVGA for it to work?

And what about CPU? I've tried CPU-Z but it doesn't seem to monitor temperature and the like.
I don't want my new, very expensive, computer to burn up! :S hehe :P
Cheers!

Kristoffer Helander
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9/19/2011 9:52:13 AM (last edit: 9/19/2011 9:53:17 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
if you have enough money for a i7 980 and two GTX590, then you can afford monitoring software...

otherwise Speedfan was a good program back in the day.

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9/19/2011 10:01:23 AM (last edit: 9/19/2011 10:01:23 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Not after paying the bill for those components, no ;)

But ok; suggest commercial monitoring softwares as well :)

Kristoffer Helander
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9/19/2011 10:02:50 AM (last edit: 9/19/2011 10:02:50 AM)
show user profile  spoon
I recently installed a new cpu and installed this to see how the turboboost behaves. I don't think it does overlays, but it has graphs and you can always alt-tab to check ;)

http://www.argusmonitor.com/en/index.php


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9/19/2011 11:30:38 AM (last edit: 9/19/2011 11:30:50 AM)
show user profile  Nanne
Ow, that looks cool. Thanks spoon :)

Kristoffer Helander
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9/19/2011 11:38:43 AM (last edit: 9/19/2011 11:38:43 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
A lot of new high-end motherboards come with such software, often accompanying overclocking software.

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9/19/2011 1:10:31 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 1:10:31 PM)
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