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So a few days ago i decided to get a 2nd GTX470 to go SLI. I have been using an Asus gtx470 for the last year @ 800 core no problems. So after i got this 2nd gtx470, EVGA btw, i decided to test it alone to see how good is it. Card still on stock cooling and wont go past 700Core @ 1.025v (stock :/) anything over that even at 1.087v will show errors on OCCT.

However i decided to put both cards together and run some games and everything ran fine then i said WTH lets try 800 core on both (knowing my asus will do fine) well to my surprise 3Dmark11, crysis 2, dirt 3, dirt 2, msi kombustor , fluidmark, etc etc has been perfect no artifacts no driver crashes no nothing so i'm kinda confused. Anybody care to enlighten me?

Thanks again.
Edited by Knight2000 - 8/13/11 at 10:58pm
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It was lonely and sullen. Now it has a friend and is happy
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It was lonely and sullen. Now it has a friend and is happy
Ha! i wish that was the case :/
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post #4 of 8
If it was me, I'd run the clock that is OCCT stable.
Especially since I fold.
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As long as it is gaming stable don't worry about OCCT. This app put insane load on cards and sometimes kills them. It is not uncommon that some cards do errors even on stock settings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
As long as it is gaming stable don't worry about OCCT. This app put insane load on cards and sometimes kills them. It is not uncommon that some cards do errors even on stock settings.
The GPU should be able to take any load.
If it can't pass OCCT or any program for that matter, it's not stable.
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If it's not OCCT stable you're doing it wrong. It's funny how many unstable overclocks you'll see on these boards.
    
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Errors can occur well before they show up as visible artifacts, some of these errors can even crash games, or lock up an entire system.

If all you do with your card is game for a few hours at a time, having a rock solid stable OC may not be of high priority, but if you do anything else with your card, especially distributed computing programs or other GPGPU apps, that rely on accurate data, you want to make sure everything is actually stable.

OCCT is used precisely because it can often find errors other programs miss.
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