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I overclocked my 6870 by 50mHz in both core and memory clock in MSI Afterburner and ran 3DMark11 with no problems. I also ran Crysis GPU benchmark with no problems at all. The card still stays under 65 degrees.

What else should I use to test for graphics stability and how long should I run it?

6870 is a beast of a card though, I love it so much
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Download GPUTool. Run the stability test overnight and check for artifacts.
 
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I do prime, then furmark, then prime + furmark, and finally a couple hours of Crysis.
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Test artifacts for a few mintues with kombuster, test stablility with games. I would run a crysis benchmark tool on a loop (99 runs) then if temps is fine then I would call it stable. Best way to tell GPU stability is playing games No need to run gpu stress overnight as that will more than likely do damage.
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Prime for GPU?

I was going to say Furmark, too.
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graphics testing is actually rather tricky, most stress tests will not catch all types of instability. really it comes down that you have to play different games.

run things like furmark, occt, and ATItool for about an hour each or however long thier tests last. then run some 3dmarks (use a couple different ones, not just the newest) and then play each of the super intensive games you own each for about an hour and watch for artifacts, flickering, and crashes throughout the whole process.
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WOW... 80 degrees on Furmark @ 720p and AA off? Is that safe?
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WOW... 80 degrees on Furmark @ 720p and AA off? Is that safe?
GPU's can handle up to 100C. They are made that way Plus in furmark, you are achieving a GPU load of 100% which in a 3D game you cannot produce. So your temps will be lower in game don't worry.
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50mhz is not too much at all. Quite sure its stable. Priorize the memory clock over core. And 80c? Are your fans at auto? If so, set it yourself. 55~75% ingames or tests for light oc's.
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WOW... 80 degrees on Furmark @ 720p and AA off? Is that safe?
it is safe, but not ideal.

GPUs are safe up to about 100c, but they are also very sensitive to temperatures for stability. an overclock may be stable if the cards are kept below 60c, but unstable if the temp reaches 70c, so the cooler the better.

also, running them for a long time at high temps will cause them to age quicker. I prefer to keep mine under 65c, but I am on water, with air I would probably allow up to 85-90c

edit: also make sure to turn your fan speed up manually as said above, I always kept mine at 80-100% while gaming on air coolers.
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