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Personnally, Folding at home is my tool of choice to test for a reliable GPU overclock and it will also give you a very good idea of your temps at max load
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for me, 3dMark Vantage is more stressful than 3dmark 11.
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Anyone saying Furmark, Kombustor, OCCT or any other programs like that are misinformed.

Nvidia drivers automatically throttles to low-power 3D whenever these programs are run, making them completely useless for overclocking or stress-testing.
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Anyone saying Furmark, Kombustor, OCCT or any other programs like that are misinformed.

Nvidia drivers automatically throttles to low-power 3D whenever these programs are run, making them completely useless for overclocking or stress-testing.
Not that I disbelieve you but can you point me to any articles that state this.

As I stated in my previous post, Im finding OCCT unreliable with my new GTX 580. Yet, with the lastest drivers, OCCT was totally reliable with my GTX 560 Ti
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Anyone saying Furmark, Kombustor, OCCT or any other programs like that are misinformed.

Nvidia drivers automatically throttles to low-power 3D whenever these programs are run, making them completely useless for overclocking or stress-testing.
^ This guy speaks the truth. This article shows the OCP (over-current protection) kicking in with a 580. This also happens with 570s; you can tell by watching a graph of your FPS when running Furmark, Kombuster, etc. The FPS will oscillate up and down.

+1 vote for Unigine Heaven, btw

Oh also, Sethy, the 560 Ti doesn't have the same OCP as the 570 and the 580, so OCCT should still be a valid stability test in the 560 Ti.
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What happens if you re-name OCCT and Furmark exe files?
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I set it to run in 1920 x 1080 resolution full screen, can i just alt tab out? I don't want to mess anything up.
I think you just push "Esc"

And you really don't want to run a GPU stress test for very long!
Because most, will cook your card well beyond what any game would

But you're lucky, because Overclock scanner is not as aggressive as the others!
And, that's why I said use it

IMO, you need to test for about "half an hour" with OCS!
But as I said, it isn't all that aggressive

NOT 16 hours, like some have
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post
Anyone saying Furmark, Kombustor, OCCT or any other programs like that are misinformed.

Nvidia drivers automatically throttles to low-power 3D whenever these programs are run, making them completely useless for overclocking or stress-testing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by skinnysumo View Post
^ This guy speaks the truth. This article shows the OCP (over-current protection) kicking in with a 580. This also happens with 570s; you can tell by watching a graph of your FPS when running Furmark, Kombuster, etc. The FPS will oscillate up and down.

+1 vote for Unigine Heaven, btw

Oh also, Sethy, the 560 Ti doesn't have the same OCP as the 570 and the 580, so OCCT should still be a valid stability test in the 560 Ti.
Thanks for that - thats exactly what I was after
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