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What do you guys use to stress your cards for stability testing? As of now, I mainly use Heaven or a lengthy BC2/Crysis 2 game run. Also, what would you recommend the max voltage for a non-reference GTX 570? I currently have the MSI power edition. It's stable at 900 core and 1100 memory @ 1.08 volts but I'd like to push it higher.
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Furmark is the most demanding GPU stress-test you can use. Don't blow up your 570 though. The non-ref's aren't made as well as the ref's, but then again, the 570 ref's have been blowing up left and right as well.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110224/furmark-1-9-0-gpu-stress-test-burner-opengl-benchmark/ (Scroll down a bit to see the real download link).
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Folding@Home GPU3 folding client will keep it at 99% and it's also a useful use of the processor.
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Metro runs usually exposes instability pretty fast for me. And there's always OCCT w/ error checker.
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OCCT is the most accurate program to stress the gpu, it is also very sensitive to gpu errors, I get errors in OCCT that I never get in other stress programs. And TBH Furmark sucks because it doesn't have error checker. because some artifacts/gpu errors are pretty fast to human eyes to catch them.
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post #6 of 14
metro is a good choice. folding is the ultimate test.

dont use MSI kombustor. i was using that because it says it is supposed to test your OC but i ran it a few times but CODBO made it crash lol

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post #7 of 14
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So folding would be a good stress test am I correct? How long should I fold to test for stability?
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post #8 of 14
Folding (for me at least) is not that good to test stability. I can fold for hours on unstable overclock with no problems or gpu errors.
You have either 3Dmarks, Crysis loops, Heaven Benchmark & OCCT.
These programs will crash my unstable OC really fast
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What do you use as a stability test then?
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You have either 3Dmarks, Crysis loops, Heaven Benchmark & OCCT.
These programs will crash my unstable OC really fast.
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