OverClock Checking Tool (OCCT) is a free stability testing tool that was created back in 2003 and was regularly updated since. It enables you to fully test your computer’s stability, using 4 different tests : CPU: OCCT and CPU: Linpack aimed at testing the CPU, GPU:3D for the GPU stability, and Power Supply, a combination of CPU: Linpack and GPU:3D to fully load your Power Supply. Benchmark your Windows Computer’s CPU now!
Each test can be run indefinitely, or for a fixed amount of time. You can even include an idle period at the beginning or at the end of a test, to better see how your computer’s temperature rise from an IDLE state to fully loaded, and the other way round.
OCCT benchmark tool also embeds a monitoring engine, giving you complete readings of the computer’s inner temperatures, voltages, and fan speed, and displays them both in graphs plotted in real-time and at the end of a test. If you are worried about performance with the real-time graphs, don’t: even if they are really light, just hiding the graph panel will stop them from refreshing.
The app even protects your computer from overheating or damage by including alarms you can customize for every sensor: once you go above (or below) the alarm value for temperature, voltage, or fan speed, the test will stop to protect your computer.
Main Features of OverClock Checking Tool (OCCT)
OCCT PERSONAL EDITION
6 Tests: OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool) includes 6 different tests: OCCT and Linpack for your CPU, Memory for testing system RAM, 3D, and VRAM for your Graphic card, and Power to stress your power supply. You can even monitor your PC while using an external app to generate reports using the Monitoring-only test!
Monitoring: OCCT will monitor your computer’s reading and present your real-time graphs showing you temperatures, voltages, fan speed, frequencies, component usage, and power consumption during your tests. We are using the AWESOME engine from HwInfo!
Built-In Protection For Your Computer: Worried about frying your components? Turn the maximum temperature threshold in OCCT’s options! Should a component reach this critical temperature during a test, OCCT will stop itself immediately.
Test Report: At the end of a test, you will be able to save a full graphical report of what happened during the test, for diagnostic purposes.
OCCT PRO EDITION
Allowed To Run On Domain-Joined Computers: OCCT’s free edition won’t run on computers joined to the domain, this version removes that limit entirely
CSV Readings Export: OCCT will generate a CSV file containing all the monitoring readings upon saving a test report. Use it to build your own graphs!
OCCT ENTERPRISE EDITION
Build Your Own Test: Chain different test phases to build your own schedule. Everything is done graphically in the app, using drag&drop, for an easy configuration! You can also export test configurations to a file.
Detailed Test Report: Gain access to fully detailed, fine-grain test reports in HTML file format (single-file), allowing you to analyze easily the behaviour of your computer during the test, and use it as a comparison point between two different test runs.
Command-Line Support: Start OCCT with command-line switches, to automatically start a test, choose where to output the report, configure the report name.
There are four different price choices;
Pros and Cons of OverClock Checking Tool (OCCT)
|Includes various tests for CPU, GPU, and Power Supply||No possibility to change the color of the interface|
|Can monitor usage parameters in real-time||Nag screen asking for donations|
|Allows setting alarms|
System Requirements of OCCT
|Operating System||Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 10 for 32-bit or 64 bit|
|Additional Information||.NET Framework 4.0 or Newer|
Official Video Intro OverClock Checking Tool
OverClock Checking Tool Overview
Technical Specification of OCCT
|Software Name||OCCT Software For Windows V 9.1.4|
|Languages||English, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese|
OverClock Checking Tool is a popular program to test stress or stability of system components. It is great at generating heavy loads on your components ( CPU, GPU, Memory, GPU Memory & Power supply ), and aims at detecting hardware errors or stability issues faster than anything else.