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i suggest you take a look at my guide to nvidia gpus (link is in my sig). go to the overclocking section. All your questions will be answered! thumb.gif

also if u want to check stability, you should download Furmark and run a few passes of that. if everything checks out and your temps are ok then u should be fine
Edited by intex - 12/2/11 at 8:37pm
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Can you explain how you use Furmark? It isn't as straight forward as prime95 or something for CPU stability.
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the 1st 10 mins of crysis warhead..the "burning pit" is the killer..lol
 
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the 1st 10 mins of crysis warhead..the "burning pit" is the killer..lol

I remember playing that game, the toughest time my GPU had with that game was when you had to break through a giant gate and little floating aliens were attacking you.
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Furmark eurgh!! I hate furmark and those that are similar, it doesn't do anything apart from create an unrealistic load on your GPU, run it for a considerable amount of time and you'll see how quickly it can kill your card.

Anyway, similar to what schmuckley said, download crysis benchmark tool and run that on a loop for a half an hour or so, then run 3dmark11 and Heaven Benchmark for another half an hour or so and that should do the trick, if it survives all that, you're good to go smile.gif

That's how I test my GPU overclocks smile.gif
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Can you explain how you use Furmark? It isn't as straight forward as prime95 or something for CPU stability.

all u gota do is double click the furmark icon that should be sitting on ur desktop after installing. set your resolution. check the fullscreen box. crank the anti aliasing. use dynamic camera and post fx. and depending on ur resolution, press the benchmark 1080 button or the benchmark 720 button. if u make it through that and ur temps are okay and u dont crash or anything, then u should be good!
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