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Iv been told that furmark is no good for the GTX 580 due to the power limiter so id like to know a diff option and how long. i have 3dmark 11 advanced but it seems to be a combination of both cpu and gpu tests. so wats the best program, how long, can i multi task in BG, and wat settings?
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Crysis Benchmark "30" times supposedly.
    
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Heaven benchmark or Furmark work
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Heaven benchmark or Furmark work
Furmark, definitely. Power limiter should not affect it. Your VRMs have a limit, and they don't want your 580 to blow up and have you complain to them about it.

Them being nvidia/card manufacturer.
 
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Furmark, definitely.
like i said before, furmark will not work because of the power limiter.

EDIT: i tried using furmark wen i first got it. got very low scores and someone on this forum said it was because of the power limiter. and if its limiting power then it wont work too good to test with
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I run ATi tool to check for artifacts real quickly and then run heaven and the crysis 1 benchmark. After pssing those I will game and then let it fold over night, if it passes that you should be gold.
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Unigine heaven and Crysis 2 benchmark works best for me. I can pass much higher clocks on furmark.
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I disable the power limiter with gpu-z and use furmark.

Here is how to disable the limit: http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/Di...ing-GPU-Z.html
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Check the box that says /gtx500ocp near the bottom right, then Furmark will work fine and dandy. I usually run Furmark for 10 or 15 minutes. Then I like to run 3dmark11, Heaven, and then game on it. If it doesn't crash during gaming, I call it a day
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Check the box that says /gtx500ocp near the bottom right, then Furmark will work fine and dandy. I usually run Furmark for 10 or 15 minutes. Then I like to run 3dmark11, Heaven, and then game on it. If it doesn't crash during gaming, I call it a day
i was told that disabling the power limiting could possibly destroy my card. thats why iv stayed away from it... id rather not destroy my 500 dollar card lol
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