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Benchmarks are a way of comparing your computer to other computers, or your stock settings to your new overclocked settings.
Here are a list of just a few commonly used benchmarks
Hexus Pifast benchmark
Each of these benchmarks respond in their own way to overclocking changes, but the general rule is this. The faster it is the higher you score.
When showing off your results there are a few unwritten rules most follow.
1) Include full system specifications.
2) Post a screen shot of your benchmark
To show off CPU/Memory speed most people use cpu-Z and Include the CPU and Memory tabs like this.
The memory tab is also a good place to find memory timings
For SiSoft sandra benchmarks you should always scroll down to show the important info on your benchmark.
Also remember to follow the general posting rules in the OC forum when making your post.
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