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Hi All:

I have finished my CPU oc, and now I am ready to get into my GPU. Most of the research I come across recommends stability testing with a demanding game; however, I am not gamer because I just don't have the time (I am an engineer, and the goal of my overclocking is improve the performance of engineering and CAD software suites; not to mention that it's just fun!)

I would like to find a software comparable to Prime95, OCCT, etc; something I can run in the background or overnight. I have found a couple options, but I wanted to get the benefit of your experience before I make any decisions.

Btw, I may also try this overclock on my laptop, an Asus G53JW w/a GTX 460m, but I am aware of the thermal limitations. Any advice on aftermarket cooling on such a device?
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Furmark will let you check for artifacts and max temp.
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That was quick. Thanks, Andrew!
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you can also use msi kombuster...furmark will make your card cry though...
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Cool, I'll look into both. How about cooling? Any success w/those cooling pads?
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I use OCCT first, as it's one of the more demanding and has it's own artifact checker that can both detect errors you are not likely able to see, and does not require you to sit around and watch it.
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You have had good results w/OCCT's gpu test, eh? It would be nice to avoid downloading anything new, as I am installing a new cpu & motherboard soon.
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