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I've usually found that OCCT will take a while to fail, whereas a poor shader strap will fail Folding within a few %.

However, that was with shader straps... since Fermis have core/shader clocks linked, it may well be a different story.

I can confirm that for older Nvidia cards. However, with Fermi I've found that the cards will fold just fine with OCCT errors anywhere in the low double digit range or lower. Beyond that is when folding starts to crash. OCCT is very hard on Fermi cards. I average 20C higher in OCCT than folding and 10C higher than Furmark.
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Well, I've only got one of those older nVidia cards, so it's all I can talk about.

Though since he's got a GTX 260, maybe it's still relevant.
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I haven't tried OCCT, but my GTX470 can make it through 3dmark11 and vantage over and over and over at 850mhz, or do hours of Furmark at 800 mhz, but if I try to fold with it set any higher than 755 or 760mhz, it fails.
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post #14 of 18
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Its Furmark and OCCT stable at stock clocks, so far so good.

That was one thing I was worried about (being a used ebay card)
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7,335 ppd sound right for a GTX 260 ? Shaders are at 1512, core memory stock at 575/999
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7,335 ppd sound right for a GTX 260 ? Shaders are at 1512, core memory stock at 575/999
my GTS 250 got ~6k PPD, and my GTX275 got ~8.5k.
since ur in the middle it sounds about right
    
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I bench my gpus and use that gpu stability tool made by freestone. idk if its reliable though...
    
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post #18 of 18
I used to fold on my gtx 260 at 783/1674/? don't remember memory clocks. The second I'd try to run 06 or vantage it would crash. Thus, F@H is not good as stability tester for anything other than F@H.
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