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I'm trying to see how far I can push my 460 on stock volts. What is the best technique to stress test a gpu overclock to be sure it's stable? This is the highest I've gone so far, and seems to be stable:



Is this a decent overclock for stock volts?
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I suggest You use Furmark (one of the best I feel).Its known to crush and destroy some cards.
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EVGA OC Scanner is pretty good and it won't destroy your card like Fumark might ;D
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I suggest You use Furmark (one of the best I feel).Its known to crush and destroy some cards.
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EVGA OC Scanner is pretty good and it won't destroy your card like Fumark might ;D
OK, thanks for those suggestions, how long, for example should I run something like Furmark to ensure stability?
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post #5 of 15
Don't use Furmark. It's not good anymore for Fermis. I my self use Unigine Heaven 2.5 to test the stability of a card. Run it for about 3 hours. If it passes it without crashing, then you're pretty much bulletproof.
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Well, you can use any of the software given for about 3-4hrs .
Maybe even play a game like crysis for a couple of hours.
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post #7 of 15
Time to shell out some $$ for 3dmarks 11 (vantage is still being used extensively). There are free version available too.

To oc, just do 5-10mhz at a time and then run a stress test, if you pass, keep upping the ante until it crashes. That usually means you need more voltage.

EDIT: there are several free testing/benchmarks tools out there as well.
Edited by wermad - 8/18/11 at 5:03pm
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Time to shell out some $$ for 3dmarks 11 (vantage is still being used extensively). There are free version available too.

To oc, just do 5-10mhz at a time and then run a stress test, if you pass, keep upping the ante until it crashes. That usually means you need more voltage.

EDIT: there are several free testing/benchmarks tools out there as well.
I have run 3dmark 11, this is my score with the clocks shown in the OP.
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post #9 of 15
Get Furmark, Install, Enable (X-Treme Burn-in) and it would make your GPU feel like it's giving birth to mount everest.
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OCCT does the trick.
Stresses yours cards about as hard as Furmark while able to error check.
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