Overclocking tools in Linux
google search the highlighted names for more infomation
CPU-Z alternatives (CPU information)
- CPU-G (Simple)
HWMonitor alternatives (temperatures & fans speeds)
Xsensors (Simple) [GUI for
lm-sensors] use [
watch -n 1 -d sensors]
for Desktop integration use gatotray or the [Panel applet] sensors
Prime95 alternatives (Stress testing)
MPrime (command line) [linux version of Prime95]
system stability tester (Easy) [CPU]
unigine benchmarks (Awesomely Easy) [GPU]
Phoronix Test Suite |Stress-run| (expert) [all hardware]
Breakin stress-test (Expert) [bootable OS] [all hardware]
System & hardware information
HardInfo (easy) [System profiler and benchmark]
lshw-gtk (Advanced) or [
sudo lshw -short]
sudo apt-get install (name here)
terminal commands & utilities
System information commands
sudo dmidecode --type processor [ for help google dmidecode Details]
For stress testing I recommend using SETI@home for two reasons:
- Great stress testing
- Your PC helps science
For changing voltages, use linux-PHC (CLI)
For monitoring temperatures, use lm-sensors (CLI)
For Ubuntu/Debian (as root):
apt-get install lm-sensors yes | sensors-detect /etc/init.d/module-init-tools start
It should show you temperatures.
For CPU-Z I can't really say (
/proc/cpuinfo doesn't give core speed, multiplier etc...).
For hardware monitoring the
sensors command (part of the
lm_sensors package) should work; it doesn't have a GUI per se, however.
stresslinux distro has many stress-testing utilities.
stresslinux makes use of some utitlities available on the net like: stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, lm_sensors ...
stresslinux is dedicated to users who want to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitoring the health.
Stresslinux is for people (system builders, overclockers) who want to test their hardware under high load and monitor stability and thermal environment.