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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
38 Total Votes  
post #11 of 23
i play a bunch of video games for a really long time.

that's how i usually figure if my oc is stable or not

sometimes i use furmark, but that's ususally for really big overclocks that are on the limits of the card's known clocks
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post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timlander View Post
Also 3DMark Vangtage is a good one too. It will max out your gpu.
ooo good call i completely forgot about that one
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post #13 of 23
Whatever test you run should have AA and AF enabled.. otherwise your not loading your GPU 100%.. power consumption and temps go up considerably with Q features enabled. People that use 3D Mark to test their GPU's often forget to test at the same Q levels that you game at.... especially for stability testing.

For benching, stability only needs to last until you get a score
post #14 of 23
I've found furmark/kombuster results to be misleading, for I've run overclocks using them that seemed 'stabled' in which driver hangs within a few minutes of running 3dmark 11 or vantage. My 'acid test' is to loop 3dmark 11 test 2 for at least 10 minutes (though this takes a 3dmark 11 license key to enable). I've found this to be most reliable in quickly exposing instability. BTW, your poll list is rather thin, you missed the 3dmark tools, Heaven, and OCCT. I voted 'other'.
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by *AcidBath* View Post
I've found furmark/kombuster results to be misleading, for I've run overclocks using them that seemed 'stabled' in which driver hangs within a few minutes of running 3dmark 11 or vantage. My 'acid test' is to loop 3dmark 11 test 2 for at least 10 minutes (though this takes a 3dmark 11 license key to enable). I've found this to be most reliable in quickly exposing instability. BTW, your poll list is rather thin, you missed the 3dmark tools, Heaven, and OCCT. I voted 'other'.
yeah i forgot about those i may just reset it and have everyone vote again if i can update it
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post #17 of 23
im using heaven benchmark and max out everythg.run it for 4hours straight=stable for me=win
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post #18 of 23
99x Crysis Warhead bench on max settings. Nothing else does it better (for me).
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post #19 of 23
I pressed none by accident

I do occt for 4 mins then games for a couple hours then if it passes then I go onto 24/7 folding.
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post #20 of 23
Quote:
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Furmark, and folding!
+1 Running cards at stock atm, but those were my preferred method when I bothered OCing them.
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