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Hey guys remember my thread on winning a new oem hd 6850 for $117.5 on ebay. well im on it right now...
Its running with the 2 molex to 6 pin adapter on my non certified oem 500w psu so i installed the new 11.4 catalyst and upgraded my windows gaming experience from 6.8 (hd 4670 ddr4) to 7.7.
I just wanna now if theres any way to make sure its running like it should? any suggestions?
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Download GPU-Z, Furmark, other benchmarks, etc.

You could also try MSI Afterburner if you want to overclock.

I would run a few minutes of Furmark to check for stability and temps. Then do some synthetic benchmarks. Then go play some games!
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Download GPU-Z, Furmark, other benchmarks, etc.

You could also try MSI Afterburner if you want to overclock.

I would run a few minutes of Furmark to check for stability and temps. Then do some synthetic benchmarks. Then go play some games!
i dont thing i need to oc my res is 1440x900.

look at gpu-z:


i guess this it furmark what im i supposed to do here? im kinda of a noob..


what are synthetic benchmarks??
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Haha ok

Just hit Burn-In test and leave it running for 10-30 minutes...what ever suits you.

Synthetic benchmarks are benchmarks like 3DMark, Heaven, etc...pretty much stuff that isn't "real-life" usage.
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Haha ok

Just hit Burn-In test and leave it running for 10-30 minutes...what ever suits you.

Synthetic benchmarks are benchmarks like 3DMark, Heaven, etc...pretty much stuff that isn't "real-life" usage.
finished furmark... is this ok? it was smelling funny tho and pc got laggy



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now im downloading unigine heaven 2.5 (228mb)
and 3dmark06 basic v120 1901 (585mb)
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YIKES! 98C O.O That is pushing it. What are your ambients? How is the airflow in your case? Is your fan running at 100%?

(And what did it smell like? PC is supposed to lag b/c it's max stressing your GPU)
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YIKES! 98C O.O That is pushing it. What are your ambients? How is the airflow in your case? Is your fan running at 100%?

(And what did it smell like? PC is supposed to lag b/c it's max stressing your GPU)
i dont now how is ambient exactly but its pretty hot, im in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. my case airflow isnt quite the best and fan is at auto in catalyst overdrive.. its smelled like hot components



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i dont now how is ambient exactly but its pretty hot, im in Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. my case airflow isnt quite the best and fan is at auto in catalyst overdrive.. its smelled like hot component
Probably either your PSU about to blow, or that GPU getting far too hot. 98*C is the starting point of dangerous temps on a GPU.
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The smell is almost certainly coming from your PSU, I've had it happen plenty of times when dealing with cheap PSUs. In one case after the smell the PSU blew up.

The increased temperatures on your 6850 could be the result of the dirty power coming from the PSU.

Go back to your 4670 until you get a new power supply, its not worth risking the rest of your hardware. For your system I would recommend a Corsair CX430.
     
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The smell is almost certainly coming from your PSU, I've had it happen plenty of times when dealing with cheap PSUs. In one case after the smell the PSU blew up.

The increased temperatures on your 6850 could be the result of the dirty power coming from the PSU.

Go back to your 4670 until you get a new power supply, its not worth risking the rest of your hardware. For your system I would recommend a Corsair CX430.
I'd personally suggest an Antec Neo ECO 400. Much better unit. Although the CX430 would still work just fine though.
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