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Stability testing ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC at 1 GHz core

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I have been overclocking lately just to test how this card runs games... and since some of the old versions of MSI Afterburner didn't let me unlock voltage controls, I did have a couple of BSOD's in the process of overclocking just to 920 MHz. I am running my card at 1 GHz core ( 2 GHz shader and Memory for anyone who wants to know) and it seems to be doing great ( no bsods), but I just wanted to make sure if this setting is stable. If anyone can give feedback on personal experience, that would be great.

Here's how I overclocked:

850 MHz + 20 MHz --> ... and I have benchmarked in between each increase with Unigen Heaven DX11

I then went from 910 MHz + 10 MHz -->... until i reached 1 GHz, and it benchmarks great, and maxes skyrim at 40+ fps in the heaviest areas, such as the cities. And i have not had any problems yet.

PLUS

I always keep my fan speeds up at 100% because I'm OCDing like crazy.
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So you want to test stability ?
Try running Furmark + 3DMark11 + Unigine Heaven.
If everything went fine , then you're good , keep an eye on the temps too/

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Best way to test for stability is gaming on the overclock.

Furmark will stress the card and may hurt it if the overclock is bad.

If you can game for 2-3 hour call it a day and it's stable. Benchmarks are fine too.
It's just furmark that will put gigantic stress on your GPU for nothing.
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kk thanks guys
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Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I have voltage maxed out (1087 mV). It seems like its doing fine, but I want to be safe because I've heard several stories of OC mishaps.
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Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I have voltage maxed out (1087 mV). It seems like its doing fine, but I want to be safe because I've heard several stories of OC mishaps.

If you want to play safe, don't overclock.
If you can live without your card for 2 weeks, overclock.
You must realise that overclocking your card will give you less than 10 FPS which is nominal since we already can push 40-50+ fps.

1087 is safe but how long can it last if it was designed to run at 1v ? I have no clue.
Some say it will shorten the life, some say it won't change anything.

1.087v is fine, I've cranked 1.15 in my other Ti and it was rock solid.
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