AMD OverDrive 3.2
AMD OverDrive 3.2 screenshots
AMD's free tweak and overclocking suite is called OverDrive. One of our editors once stated 'AMD OverDrive is the work of the Devil'. And he meant that in the most respectful way. I agree, the software is diabolically dark and evil... really good. I took the liberty of making some screenshots of the improved AMD OverDrive revision 3.2:
OverDrive has to be the best monitoring tool available, you don't even have to think about it and it's there returning information on all registers to you. It's not just monitoring software though, you can really tweak in-depth with it.
Here's a nice example of the six cores at work -- and yes... it seems that the software is already prepared for eight cores.
Switch to Advanced Mode (under the Performance Control tab) and browse to the Clock/Voltage tab select Turbo Core Control to ensure AMD Turbo Core is enabled. You can control what reference frequency you want yourself, and also alter the turbo frequency (or disable turbo etc. etc.). The sky is the limit here.
There's new improved fan control functionality as well. You can of course have the fans regulated automatically, but with the more noisy fans, you can manage them manually, as long as they are PWM ready of course.
The tool has many, many options and features, so much more even that we can't show all of them in an already large review. But obviously overclocking and tweaking is of what OverDrive is really designed for.
You can download AMD OverDrive here.