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99 Runs of the Crysis benchmark will catch any instabilities.
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post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
99 Loops of Crysis will sort out any unstable overclock that will actually have an effect. If you want pure stability, OCCT will find it, but if you have low-count OCCT errors, you're not crashing in 999/1000 games and that one game you can crash in is only if you put a box above a doorway and shoot it with an rpg when you enter into a cutscene (OCCT stable is way beyond gaming stable)
this. Crysis is more than enough and it wont kill your card like furmark. Crysis will also stress both cards in sli setups, unlike furmark.
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post #33 of 40
Crysis Crysis Crysis, 1 or 2. The only game that could determine my MAX stable OC because it hangs.
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post #34 of 40
My OC has been fine with furmark, Heaven and OCCT before but crashed within a minute of playing Crysis.
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post #35 of 40
I like Heaven Benchmark, because you get more accurate 'real' gaming results, rather then torturing your card with stress tools giving 300+ fps and throttling the gpu. A few loops of Heaven = if you have an unstable OC it will show artifacts, and it will give up realistic temps so you can optimise your OC better, just my opinion of course.
post #36 of 40
I like using ATI tool for a few min jsut to check for artifcats and then I fold a few WU's. After that I'll run a quick Heaven benchmark and then do some gaming. Once I find an OC that can pass ATI tool and fold I find on rare occasions that while stable for that type of constant load, it may fail under gaming stress.

One game that I find nobody mentions but causes me problems with unstable overclocks is Civ 5. For some reason I can pass Crysis, Heaven, Metro sessions but will crash within 20 min of Civ on highest possible settings.
post #37 of 40
I run Kombustor for stress testing GPU. It looks like Kombustor stresses a GPU more than Furmark
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post #38 of 40
booting to POST screen then is good enough for me.
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Playing games, folding. That's all my gpu does. It sucks at folding though,
    
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I typically run 3DMark11 a couple times to check for artifacts, but the ultimate test for me is when I run my F@H work units. I let it run for a few hours or overnight and check the temps and for any crashed.

Other than that, if it plays games with good temps and no artifacting, I typically consider that to be "stable".
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