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I know Furmark is a program people use to test for stablity, but how long should I run it for to know my OC is stable?

Also, what temps should my 6970 stay under to be considered safe temps?
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Forgot to mention that the card is using the reference cooler.
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I know Furmark is a program people use to test for stablity, but how long should I run it for to know my OC is stable?

Also, what temps should my 6970 stay under to be considered safe temps?
The best is to try it with the games you play. If it crashes, artifacts and BSODs = instability. Artifact is a good sign to back down the OC and avoid BSOD if all possible, might corrupt the files.
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I think people will say that gaming is the best way to test for stability.
    
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I think about 20 mins or so should tell you, and I think anything below about 85 degrees is pretty ok.
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I run vantage to see if it crashes during any of the tests, followed by a hardcore gaming session involving games like BFBC 2 (which will be replaced by BF3), Crysis 1 and 2, and Metro 2033.

85C is the highest I'd go with that card. Either use manual settings or google "MSI Afterburner" and use its fan setting profiles.
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crysis warhead..if it makes it through the 1st 10 mins..i.e. when you come to the pit and the burned-out village..and a little ways down the road..good to go : ..also good for cpu overclocks ::
 
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