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I run Furmark until the temperature curve levels out, then I let it roll for about 30 min after that to be sure I'm not on the edge.

One thing to note in Furmark - if you are using it to test the memory, use the FPS instead of any artifacts. I could not make Furmark do ANYTHING weird, no matter what I did to the memory (even @ max slider). I had to monitor the FPS sweet spot then double check with Heaven.

so far i've had no trouble with furmark either, or heaven, but strangely i ran resident evil benchmark today and got a crash...confused.gif then without changing anything i played need for speed shift for about 2 hours, nothing...mega confused...furmark is not giving me much except heat, maybe i could leave heaven running for an hour or so but i think real game play will be better, i hate sitting around and wait for stability tests LOL biggrin.gif
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Different applications will deliver different data to the card and crashes can arise from different scenarios. In my book - if you can play your games without crashing at higher performance, you're winning.

Everything else is relegated to how much you want to define your limit.
    
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Different applications will deliver different data to the card and crashes can arise from different scenarios. In my book - if you can play your games without crashing at higher performance, you're winning.

Everything else is relegated to how much you want to define your limit.
exactly, will run some more games to test stability

by the way, where is your snap shot and gpuz?
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exactly, will run some more games to test stability

by the way, where is your snap shot and gpuz?
Lazy weekend is lazy - I promise I'll do it tonight, albeit not overvolted =)
    
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i love red, but have to say that blue on the asus is pretty sexy
I got it in blue rather than black to go with the theme of my rig
Great card!
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Lazy weekend is lazy - I promise I'll do it tonight, albeit not overvolted =)
hahaha, no pressure
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I'd love a GTX 570 DCII, they look awesome, and they don't make much noise when idle, do they?
 
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I got it in blue rather than black to go with the theme of my rig
Great card!
thing with graphics card, there aren't really that many options for colour, pretty hard to find a graphics card with a distinctive colour other than black to match the rest of the rig, so i'd say you've done a good job there with your build
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Pic will have to wait a moment ;p

Here's my validation:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/m3cqz/
    
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I'd love a GTX 570 DCII, they look awesome, and they don't make much noise when idle, do they?
i don't have an 570, but since the 570 and the 580 have the same cooler, and from my personal experience, my 580 is practically silent at idle. even under load it stays dead quiet.

if quietness is your thing, then all directcu cards are great choices
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