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Hey,

I'm about to run FurMark (1.9) for the first time. I've got a 27" iMac w/ a 4850M. It's not going to blow up my GPU is it? I was thinking of the Benchmark Preset: 720p.

Normally in games my GPU hits around 73c and stops getting any hotter.

On a side note the GPU alarm freaked me out. My temps read as somewhere in the 20000+ range for some strange reason, and it said warning 80+ had been reached. ROFL, had to turn that off.
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Furmark really stresses your GPU and I wouldn't advise using it. Yes, it raises your epeen when your GPU kicks butt in it, but technically the tests it runs is not very realistic for what your GPU will actually do in its lifetime.

Try running games that stress your GPU at 100% and base your readings from a 15~20 minute (minimum) run of that particular game. That should give you a realistic approach of what your card temps are going to be when using it.

A couple of games that would definitely stress your GPU would be Crysis and Metro 2033.

One last thing, please try and update your system so everyone can have a better idea of what your rig is whenever you ask for help. Cheers!
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 5/10/11 at 2:05am
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Yeah, don't run furmark on a laptop.... your temps are going to go through the roof and probably hit 100C XD

I fold at 70C on my 560Ti, but as soon as I load up Furmark it shoots to well over 90C
 
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Furmark is great for testing oc's on desktop gpu's

In a laptop i'd not fool with it, since you can't replace the gpu if it is artifacting and it'll heat up like a toaster (as everyone else has already said)
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus;13450811 
Furmark really stresses your GPU and I wouldn't advise using it. Yes, it raises your epeen when your GPU kicks butt in it, but technically the tests it runs is not very realistic for what your GPU will actually do in its lifetime.

Try running games that stress your GPU at 100% and base your readings from a 15~20 minute (minimum) run of that particular game. That should give you a realistic approach of what your card temps are going to be when using it.

A couple of games that would definitely stress your GPU would be Crysis and Metro 2033.

One last thing, please try and update your system so everyone can have a better idea of what your rig is whenever you ask for help. Cheers!
Ah, thanks. Well, I have checked that before. I'd say it stops at around 75c max. Ah, I might do that. Forgot it actually can help when asking questions.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb;13450827 
Yeah, don't run furmark on a laptop.... your temps are going to go through the roof and probably hit 100C XD

I fold at 70C on my 560Ti, but as soon as I load up Furmark it shoots to well over 90C
It's not a laptop, its an iMac which has much better cooling. However, I think I'll leave it just to be safe.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1;13450839 
Furmark is great for testing oc's on desktop gpu's

In a laptop i'd not fool with it, since you can't replace the gpu if it is artifacting and it'll heat up like a toaster (as everyone else has already said)
It's not a laptop, however, I still can't replace the GPU. So, I think it'd be a pretty good idea to leave it.

Thanks for your replies everyone! smile.gif
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iMacs are laptops. they use all mobile components, squished behind the screen.

They get alot hotter than desktop PCs.
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Originally Posted by Disabled Reaction;13450896 
iMacs are laptops. they use all mobile components, squished behind the screen.

They get alot hotter than desktop PCs.
No, they're not. And, no they don't. The GPU and RAM are the only mobile components. An iMac has much more space to cool, especially the 27" model.

I'd bet they'd be a lot hotter than a desktop PC with the same specs. But, they've still got sufficient cooling, much more than laptop.
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Regardless furmark is mainly for stability testing. If you're going to OC then furmark or OCCT to make sure its stable and temps are within a range you're comfortable with.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1;13451243 
Regardless furmark is mainly for stability testing. If you're going to OC then furmark or OCCT to make sure its stable and temps are within a range you're comfortable with.
All right, thanks smile.gif I don't think I'll be OC'ing this machine. Ever.
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