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So, will playing SC2 and BC2 for few hours do for stability testing? Maybe run some MSI Kombustor and 3DMark06 too.

Also, what is the maximum safe voltage for Sapphire 6870? Currently it's 1.174v at stock, and running 980Mhz core.
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get some prime95 in there, or are you only wanting to test GPU?
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Only GPU. I've already ran 24 hours of Prime95 blend.
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I don't know about the voltage but I do know one thing about stability :

Never trust a software like Kombustor / furmark.
The only way to test for stability is gaming at your resolution. To ensure stability, try playing Crysis 1 / Metro 2033 a couple of hours.
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I don't know about the voltage but I do know one thing about stability :

Never trust a software like Kombustor / furmark.
The only way to test for stability is gaming at your resolution. To ensure stability, try playing Crysis 1 / Metro 2033 a couple of hours.
Okay, will heaven 2.5 do?
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Yes any benchmarks would do.
I recommend 3 loops of Heaven 2.5 fullscreen
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Alright, got it stable at 1000mhz 1.2v
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Nice
Now play your games and if you get artifacts or driver recover just tweak a little your OC
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Is it okay if you run Kombustor for 10 minutes, and then 3DMark06 after OCing? Or should I do something else? Because that is how I test mine.
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I test with loops of 3dmark11 and kombuster, but in reality, I think the best way of testing is playing a few hours of whatever game you care about gaming in anyway. For me, it's BFBC2, as I know that not only will it stress my GPUs, but CPU and system overall as well, as it's pretty taxing across the board..

Furmark and Kombuster are really only for temp testing your GPUs IMO. The load doesn't reflect the load that games present, and they generate more heat than any other use of the card as far as I've ever seen. Marathon gaming in eyefinity doesn't stress a card like furmark.
Edited by Dr.GumbyM.D. - 5/31/11 at 9:16pm
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