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For the Furmark users, what settings do you use? I'm seeing Burn-In, Extreme Burn-In, etc. Do you have the all the settings ticked?
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OCCT with error checking on
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Ran Furmark for acouple about 2 mins. Went to about 55c, I want to make sure I have the settings correct before I run it for longer than 30 mins. I had it on 1080p with 8X AA and Dynamic Background ticked. Anything else I should do?
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post #14 of 40
Furmark mainly for temps, Vantage runs and some general gaming for stability.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Just got my new 580 2 days ago. So I've been trying to find new ways of testing my stability, so far in the last hour I've done 20 runs of Metro Benchmark and about 10-15 runs of Crysis. Are these good benchmarks to crash my drivers?

You think it's stable?
I don't like OCCT because it doesn't seem to find errors even on unstable overclocks, likely because of the OCP crap.
Those two are good, sure. I also like Vantage, 3dmark11, and Heaven.

I don't bother w/the stress testing programs other than to quickly see what the max my temps are going to end up being.

I don't 'play' Furmark, I play games. AFAIC, if none of my games crash, I'm stable

When I'm actually trying to find my OC's, I run Heaven maxed out in windowed mode while I adjust clocks. It's quite reliable in terms of developing problems (app crash, driver crash, artifacts, or stuttering) if the OC is too high. IMHO it's way more reliable than FM/Kombustor.
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post #16 of 40
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Ran Furmark for about 10 mins, seems like the temps didn't go past 55c. Just went for OCCT instead and temps went about 62C max after about 10mins so it seemed like it's stresses my GPU more.
Seems like it's pretty stable don't ya think? This is after 1 hour with 8 Shader complexity.
Maybe I can run a little higher overclock, but I'm probably keeping this as my 24/7 for now. 950core is not stable and I went with this and it seemed fine.
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Heaven/Oblivion/Crysis

I see your fan is at 90%. Will you be running your fan at 90% 24/7? because if fan speed is lowered, your stable 945MHz OC may become unstable.

I can only pump up to about 1.1V into my GTX 580 at 80% fan. Higher voltage will crash it. Higher fan speed is too noisy for me. I prefer fan under 70%.
     
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OCCT with error checking on
(Finds instability fast)
post #19 of 40
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Heaven/Oblivion/Crysis

I see your fan is at 90%. Will you be running your fan at 90% 24/7? because if fan speed is lowered, your stable 945MHz OC may become unstable.

I can only pump up to about 1.1V into my GTX 580 at 80% fan. Higher voltage will crash it. Higher fan speed is too noisy for me. I prefer fan under 70%.
Nope, I do custom fan profile. I don't mind the fan noise so I do 90% at 60c. Max load temp so far was 63 for all games.

edit: Heres my profile. Might be overkill for some, but I enjoy it nontheless for the temps. The profile worked well for my 570 which got like a 70c load and it's working even better for my 580.

Again, fan noise doesn't bother me. I concentrate more on the game sounds itself anyways when I play.
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I have found that 3dMark Vantage (2nd GPU Test), Dirt 2, and Heaven more readily expose instability more than most games/benchmarks. (Excluding Furmark/OCCT/etc)
    
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