Free cpu benchmark software for windows 8

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  1. SeanPatrick

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    Anyone know of a decent cpu benchmarking test for windows 8?
    I've got my 3570k clocked just over the Auto tune from 4.2 ( still pretty good ) to 4.4 by raising the core voltage to 1.119 and messing around with some other specs, and want to see if my rookie o.c. is stable. That being said this p8z77 v pro motherboard I've just installed seems pretty idiot proof ( knock on wood ) with all it's graphic OC interface options.

    For the record I've got my CPU ration on all 4 cores at 43. which is showing 4437 mhz
    Bclk Frequency 103.2
    Cpu Voltage 1.19
    DDR Voltage 1.5

    and the DIGI+ Power Control settings as thus:
    Cpu Load-Line Calibration ( High )
    Cpu Power Response Control ( High )
    Cpu Current Capability ( 130 % )
    Cpu Power Phase Control ( Optimized )

    Current idle temps are Vcore 1.034
    +12V 12.096
    +5v 5.16
    +3.3V 3.376

    The Cpu is at 35c and motherboard's at a cool 32c
    Of course these might mean absolutely nothing when I start testing it.
    Thoughts?

    Update, The above definitely did not work, " Overclock Failed " - Meh.
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Have you considered 3DMark, PCMark and/or built-in Windows Experience Index? Apparently that now goes up to 9.9.
     
  3. SeanPatrick

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    I'm looking for a free solution, and 3dmark is for Gpu's is it not? I'm looking to stress test my cpu. PCMark isn't ready for windows 8 yet it doesn't look like.

    Thanks for the update with windows experience though, although it won't really stress test anything, I was curious and did it again ( first time since I put my new motherboard in and overclocked the 3570k - Funny thing, I got the exact same scores as with the old motherboard, even though it's overclocked up to 4.3 now from 3.9. Oh well whatever. Still need to find a windows 8 stress test program! lol
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Well, you did ask for benchmarking software, not stress-testing.
    3DMark benchmarks the CPU(s) and GPU(s) together as they both make a difference to games - the results are split out and yes, the software is free. Hadn't checked 8 compatibility though.

    Intel burn-in is my first choice, Prime95 is more popular but reportedly slower and less accurate.
     
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    This is true, I did! Well I checked out 3Dmark, and there new windows 8 version is being released today ( the 4th ) at some point. So I guess that's good news for me... I probably should wait a bit longer anyways as I installed the heatsink yesterday with arctic silver 5 and according to their site it takes 200 hours to work in.. no problems thus far though using the auto tune software, clocked up to 4.35 now and stable. Had to throttle back the 7870 xt a bit as I had it boosted up quite a bit, but all is good. I digress. Thanks for the info Takaharu :)
     
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