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Would anybody recommend MSI Kombustor in order to find the OC limits on their cards? Or would you only try and find the max OC manually?

It came bundled with the MSI Afterburner and I did some searching to find out what it does so this is why I ask.

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I run a few passes of Heaven DX11 Benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, and 3DMark11. Not all at once obviously.

If it can pass that, it will mostly be gaming stable.
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It will give you an idea of your overclock stability, yes. It will also hit high temp marks as well. The temps are displayed while it's running and whether you are running SLI/Crossfire. Overall it's a nice tool. There's multiple rendering settings to use, too.
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;14597004 
I run a few passes of Heaven DX11 Benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, and 3DMark11. Not all at once obviously.

If it can pass that, it will mostly be gaming stable.

This, I don't favour furmark or kombuster, they stress the gpu so much that temps become unrealistic, more chance of killing your card.

On top of what simpletech said, I also run 50/60 runs of crysis benchmark tool and run an hour or so on heaven benchmarks.
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O.O Kombustor causes my GPU to hit over 90C. I never see these temps in games so, I am guessing its a little over the top.
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I've yet to find a stress test that work properly for Lightning; OCCT GPU, Furmark and Kombuster are all crippled. My CU II goes much crazier on OCCT GPU and Kombuster.

So as other's mentioned all I think you can trust on is Heaven, 3DMark11 and gaming.
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