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Is there a good way to test folding stability for a GPU overclock? I heard that stuff like furmark is actually really bad for the card because of how much it stresses it...stable for a few hours of gaming = folding stable? And do you still recommend that I use the 266 drivers?
Use Furmark to test stability, it will drag your GPU to it's knees
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If the 560 is supported by them then definitely use them (unless a recent driver has an important update to noticeably improve a game you play or something - in that case use what you have. After all, it's your card). The 266 drivers are widely recognised as the best folders though.

Usually folding is more testing of an overclock than gaming - but if you're gaming stable then you're halfway there. Something like Kombustor followed by game testing is a good first step (to avoid failing lots of WUs), but nothing tests for folding stability quite lile folding does...
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Alright thanks for all the advice, Guess I'll leave it at 940/1880 while I'm at work and hope I don't fail any units
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So I set the profiles for 2d and 3d mode, and it's still turning the clocks way down when I'm in windows :\\
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change drivers

or just open VLC and pause a video
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Install the 266.66 drivers and you won't have any downclocking issues.
My EVGA GTX 560 Ti happily fold away on them 24/7 at 1100 core/2200 shader @1.50v without issue.
It is water cooled though, you won't get that high of an OC with stock cooling.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html

Depending on your ambient temperatures, noise tolerance, etc., you should be able to run the card at 900 core speed with the stock cooler, maybe as high as 1000.
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Install the 266.66 drivers and you won't have any downclocking issues.
My EVGA GTX 560 Ti happily fold away on them 24/7 at 1100 core/2200 shader @1.50v without issue.
It is water cooled though, you won't get that high of an OC with stock cooling.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html

Depending on your ambient temperatures, noise tolerance, etc., you should be able to run the card at 900 core speed with the stock cooler, maybe as high as 1000.
Awesome! Tyvm. I was running it at about 940mhz, it's a twinfrozrII so decent air coolin, but what's a good 24/7 temp? It only gets to like 57c it's at .987v which was stock
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57c is really cool. I'm running mine at 900/1800 and it's at 75c (I need to upgrade my cooling, running stock right now). IIRC the card is rated to take up to 99c.
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57c is really cool. I'm running mine at 900/1800 and it's at 75c (I need to upgrade my cooling, running stock right now). IIRC the card is rated to take up to 99c.
Wow, I guess the twin frozr really does work well then, I've been at 940 about all day now it sits about about 54c.
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