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That's why I don't use OCCT. wink.gif
I use Crysis benchmark. If it passes about 30 minutes of that, then its stable. I used to use Heaven bench for 30 minutes, but Crysis was artifacting on me with a stable heaven run.
I have yet to run a game overclocked stable with Crysis, that has given me any issues at all. So for me, if it passes the Crysis bench for 20-30 minutes, I never have a problem with it in games.

Yeah, I'm about to join that camp! I hate "ducking" certain stress tests just because they give me results I don't like, but I also don't see the point in slavishly adjusting settings that work perfectly fine in my everyday applications just to please a program that seems to be far more demanding than actual games.

Edit: Although, I don't own Crysis so I need to look around for a suitable stand-in.
Edited by PenguinoPapa - 2/7/12 at 8:01pm
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Has anyone tried polishing the copper heatsink? I took it off and noticed very deep scratches. 450
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Man, OCCT is just brutal on temps. It looks like my card is very sensitive to temperature once it gets up past 1075 MHz, as I consistently get errors from OOCT at 67-68 degrees. It looks like water cooling would make a huge difference in the speeds that I could run, but I'm hesitant to spend the money in case it only adds up to a minimal gain.
It's not really the core temps.
I can't get past 1070 MHz myself without errors no matter the voltage or temperature for that matter.
For the record, I can run OCCT with a 94c core temp (I did it on purpose) and not get errors at 1070 MHz.
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Has anyone tried polishing the copper heatsink? I took it off and noticed very deep scratches. 450

that doesn't look right ...
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That's why I don't use OCCT. wink.gif
I use Crysis benchmark. If it passes about 30 minutes of that, then its stable. I used to use Heaven bench for 30 minutes, but Crysis was artifacting on me with a stable heaven run.
I have yet to run a game overclocked stable with Crysis, that has given me any issues at all. So for me, if it passes the Crysis bench for 20-30 minutes, I never have a problem with it in games.

Is it just the plain Crysis Benchmark that comes with Crysis through Steam or do you have to dl the Crysis benchmark seperately?
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That's why I don't use OCCT. wink.gif
I use Crysis benchmark. If it passes about 30 minutes of that, then its stable. I used to use Heaven bench for 30 minutes, but Crysis was artifacting on me with a stable heaven run.
I have yet to run a game overclocked stable with Crysis, that has given me any issues at all. So for me, if it passes the Crysis bench for 20-30 minutes, I never have a problem with it in games.

Is it just the plain Crysis Benchmark that comes with Crysis through Steam or do you have to dl the Crysis benchmark seperately?

I believe the benchmark itself is a different download. Mine's a retail disc though, so I'm not sure.

I just run it maxed out, no AA, with a ton of mods at 2560x1600. smile.gif That's my stress test.
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Is it just the plain Crysis Benchmark that comes with Crysis through Steam or do you have to dl the Crysis benchmark seperately?

http://downloads.guru3d.com/Crysis-WARHEAD-Benchmark-Tool-BETA-download-2072.html#download
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so I have a 240 fesar radiator 2x fans pushing ... stock speeds and I'm seeing 37c ... plus I'm in a pretty cool climate. does it seem kind of high?

I used the EK pads that came with my block (nickel acetal) and dropped a blob of tim on the ram chips (not sure if that was a good idea or not)

does 37 seem kind of high? get's close to 50-55 1150 1.192 | 1800 1.624
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so I have a 240 fesar radiator 2x fans pushing ... stock speeds and I'm seeing 37c ... plus I'm in a pretty cool climate. does it seem kind of high?
I used the EK pads that came with my block (nickel acetal) and dropped a blob of tim on the ram chips (not sure if that was a good idea or not)
does 37 seem kind of high? get's close to 50-55 1150 1.192 | 1800 1.624

Your idle is fine. Your load is a little high. I have the EK Nickel block and max @ 45c. That is on a 4x120 Swiftech radiator with 4 yate loons though. Anything under 60c is a vacation for the gpu so don't worry about it.
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Has anyone tried polishing the copper heatsink? I took it off and noticed very deep scratches. 450
What was the reason for taking it apart?
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