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what is your preferance on testing gpu stability?

Poll Results: what program do you use?

 
  • 15% (6)
    Furmark
  • 15% (6)
    Kombustor
  • 7% (3)
    Gpu tool
  • 28% (11)
    resource demanding games
  • 28% (11)
    other
  • 2% (1)
    none
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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
im curious as to what all of you here on ocn use to test gpu stability. i have seen posts that furmark and or kombustor stress your gpu far more than real world uses and that runing a game is sufficient. i myself use furmark and test in extreme burning mode after a 10 min run of gpu tool to test for artifacts. the way i see it is if you can pass that theres no possibility of errors or artifacts or other signs of instability. what are all of your opinions? what programs do you use? how long do you run them? this is just for fun and informational purposes.
Edited by ELEKTRIK_BLUE - 5/11/11 at 6:07am
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post #2 of 23
I find the nVidia demos are a good stress test. I have my card running stable with everyhting.

I ran the nVidia cave giant, tessellation demo and after a few mins started getting memory errors. Eventually it crashed all together.

Sometimes just for fun, I run kombuster, cave giant and prime 95, all at the same time just to hear my case crack and creak as it expands wiht the heat
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
i havent used a lot of nvidia's tools ive never really owned many nvidia cards not that im an ati fan boy or anything because i do like nvidias card but ive always preferred ati/amd.
only downside to amd cards is there overdrive software in my honest opinion sucks.

ive tried running p95 and furmark together just to see what would happen. my case isnt fun like yours and makes all kinds of noises. my case is far to ventilated especially right now with both side panels off being prepped for paint.
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post #4 of 23
Furmark and Kombustor for me. Games also help but usually aren't as good.
post #5 of 23
I use ATi's overdrive stress tester tool. Good enough for me.
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post #6 of 23
Furmark, and folding!
post #7 of 23
if it can survive furmark then its good enough for me!
post #8 of 23
Kombustor and Heaven I cant get artifacts easy in Heaven if its unstable.
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sexybastard View Post
if it can survive furmark then its good enough for me!
thats how i see it furmark in extreme burning mode its like the ultimate torture test for a gpu
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
thats how i see it furmark in extreme burning mode its like the ultimate torture test for a gpu
Also 3DMark Vangtage is a good one too. It will max out your gpu.
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