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Pivot ~ makes simple stick-man animation\.gifs
use to change XP Icons
add flash mp3 player
to your site


  EVEREST Ultimate Edition comprehensive system diagnostics &  benchmarking tool
 SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility
remove parts of drivers that are left after uninstalling the old ATI, nVidia, Creative, Realtek, SIS, 3Dfx, S3 and more drivers
 disk space usage analyzer that allows you to see which folders take up the most space
evaluates the ability of your computer's memory to store and retrieve data accurately
"Torture Test" that allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or both

Overclocking Guide

Another Guide to Overclocking - Memory, Motherboard & CPU

Unlocking and Overclocking the Athlon XP 

Nvidia Forceware Tweak Guide


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     Starting with a clean machine:
           FREE TOOLS

Avast! 4 Home Edition  is a FREE full-featured antivirus package,
   outstanding detection abilities ensures that no virus
   will be started on your computer - 7 On-Access Scanners

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition  ~  offers Resident Shield,
   E-mail and On-Demand Scanners. Free Virus Database
   Updates for the lifetime of the product

Spybot - Search & Destroy  ~  free - spyware killer/remover
   - catches what Ad-aware misses

Ad-aware  ~  free - spyware killer/remover
   - catches what spybot misses

SpywareBlaster  ~  doesn't scan for and clean spyware
   - it prevents it from being installed in the first place 

TrendMicro House Call  ~  free online virus scan
   - catches what other virus cleaners may miss

Panda Active Scan  ~  free online virus scan
   - catching the things TrendMicro House call misses

Kaspersky Webscan  ~  free online virus scan,
   make sure to check the option to use the EXTENDED DATABASE

Kaspersky's Virus Watch  ~   check how many new virus  defintions are added hourly...

Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5  ~  uses next to no resources
 and ensures complete protection of the system it is installed on

RegSeeker  ~  freeware registry cleaner
   - allows you to remove obsolete entries and more

HijackThis  ~  scans for pesky malware, spyware and adware
   that manage to avoid being detected by other scanners
   it is very detailed about what is installed and running
   with loads of tools and log analyzer

Registrar Lite   ~   Registry Editor
 It allows cutting, pasting, copying, and moving of keys and values
 as if it were Windows Explorer,  w\extensive search and replace capabilities
 Runs on: WinXP/Win2000/NT/ME/9x  ...and it's free!

Resource Hacker  ~   is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename,  add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems

Notepad++  ~  Notepad replacement (source code editor)
which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment


                  OC Tools 


EVEREST Home Edition
is a system information, diagnostics and benchmarking utility, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. It offers the world's most accurate system information and diagnostics capabilities, including online features, memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information.
Lavalys has discontinued the free edition,
but you can still Download it from

AIDA32 - Personal System Information 3.93
is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program running on Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC.
you can still Download AIDA32 from

Sandra 2005 Lite
Sandra ~ System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant is an information & diagnostic utility w/benchmarking, diagnostic, testing, and tune-up tools to gather and report information about your system's hardware and resources. SANDRA can check components ranging from your CPU, BIOS, and PCI bus, to your printer, CD-ROM drive, and modem. Built-in wizards help you gather the information to optimize your system.
Download Sites for Sandra Lite

Fresh Diagnose
Wondering if your PC's performance lives up to the manufacturer's claims? Fresh Diagnose scans your system and gives you a complete report about your computer's hardware and software, including mainboard information, video system information, PCI/AGP buses information, peripheral (keyboard, mouse, printer, etc.) information, and network information. The program tests your system performance, such as CPU, hard disk, CD/DVD ROM, and compares it with other systems.
Download Fresh Diagnose

System Information for Windows
provides detailed information about your PC's properties and settings, as well as specs for your CPU, motherboard, chip set, BIOS, PCI/AGB, USB and ISA/PnP devices, memory, monitor, video card, disk drives, CD/DVD devices, SCSI devices, ports, network cards, printers, operating system, installed programs and security patches, processes, services, serial numbers (CD keys). It also provides information about your system's users, open files, system uptime, network, network shares, and offers real-time monitors for CPU, memory, page file usage and network traffic. It displays currently active network connections, passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more.
[requires no installation, what you do with the information it provides is up to you]
System Information for Windows ~ Download Sites

or Download S.I.W. from

Motherboard Monitor
An overheated computer is an unhappy computer. Motherboard Monitor reads temperature and fan RPM data collected by your systems sensor chips, displays it in the Windows system tray, and alerts you when there's trouble. It can sense temps from Cpu, HDD, GFx and Mobo.
[Its recomended for all home built systems]
Download MBM from

searches through programs and remove useless files. Many cleaners scrub out just your browser cache or your temporary files folder, but CCleaner was developed to go several steps further. It cleans temporary files from a number of applications, including Adobe Acrobat, eMule, eTrust EZ Antivirus, Firefox, Google Toolbar, Kazaa, Nero, Netscape, Office XP, OpenOffice, Opera WinAce, Windows Media Player, WinRAR, and WinZip. An advanced Registry scanner removes old and unused entries, including file extensions, ActiveX Controls, uninstallers, shared DLLs, fonts, help files, application paths, icons, and invalid shortcuts.
Download CCleaner from

Driver Cleaner Professional Edition
is a program which helps you to remove parts of drivers that are left after uninstalling the old drivers. The program is for ATI, nVidia, Creative, Realtek, SIS, 3Dfx, S3 and more drivers.
[read the readme file included in the zip file, as it contains a detailed step by step description]
Driver Cleaner Professional Editon Download

3DMark06 is the latest version in the (worldwide standard) 3DMark series and is the fundamental benchmarking tool for 3D graphics and performance. It can fully utilize 100% of the features of DirectX 9. In fact, DirectX 9 hardware with support for ShaderModel 3.0 is required to run all the tests of 3DMark06, resulting in the ultimate tool for DirectX 9 hardware performance comparison. DirextX 9 graphics cards limited to ShaderModel 2.X are still capable of running most of the tests, and getting a perfectly valid and comparable 3DMark result. It also includes single, multiple core and multiple processor CPU tests as part of the 3DMark score!

3DMark06 Basic (Free Limited Version) Download

or Download 3DMark06 from

or 3DMark05 Download

PC Performance Analysis

PCMark®05 is everything you need to reliably and easily measure the performance of your PC and determine its strengths and weaknesses. With PCMark05, you will be able to select the optimal upgrades for your existing PC, or choose the right new PC that fits your specific needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses.

PCMark05 Basic (Limited Free Version) Download

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