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Metro 2033 benchmark tool is the best for me. Any graphic intensive game like that is a great test. Furmark is terrible by comparison, I've had crashes in 2 seconds in Metro, but can go 10 minutes in Furmark with nothing happening.
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Originally Posted by GetTheMoney View Post

Metro 2033 benchmark tool is the best for me. Any graphic intensive game like that is a great test. Furmark is terrible by comparison, I've had crashes in 2 seconds in Metro, but can go 10 minutes in Furmark with nothing happening.


This is exactly what happens to me..

Unfortunately, I don't own Metro 2033..
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post #14 of 29
Heaven or OC Scanner. In some cases Furmark or similar apps can actually cause the card to throttle, therefore not testing the card properly.
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post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Heaven or OC Scanner. In some cases Furmark or similar apps can actually cause the card to throttle, therefore not testing the card properly.

I had noticed that quite often with my higher overclocks...
Heaven works really well actually.. I can easily see frame dips here and there.
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post #16 of 29
I usually use OCCT or 3dMark11. But doesn't seem OCCT is as popular anymore, but it will stress your GPU to the limits, has different shader levels and such. Try it out if you have some spare time, see how it compared to the other programs mentioned.
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post #17 of 29
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WHOA. I tried OCCT...

Settings were :

DX10
Shader level 8
res 1024x768


in 3 seconds my VRMs were at 113c ph34r-smiley.gif
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post #18 of 29
There is no single stress test that will find all stability issues.

Personally I like OCCT (shader level 8 for AMD GPUs, make sure OCP is off if you don't want modern cards to throttle), Unigine Heaven, Crysis, FurMark, and 3DMark 2003.

I usually run OCCT for a few hours and if temps are still OC, and no errors are detected, I run everything else I can to make sure there is nothing OCCT missed.
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Originally Posted by White Fire View Post

WHOA. I tried OCCT...
Settings were :
DX10
Shader level 8
res 1024x768
in 3 seconds my VRMs were at 113c ph34r-smiley.gif

Reason I never liked the reference 5000 series cards. Crap VRMs and crap VRM cooling. Utterly no way to use the GPU to it's full potential without good third party cooling, forcing absurdly loud fan speeds, or frying the card.
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post #19 of 29
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There is no single stress test that will find all stability issues.
Personally I like OCCT (shader level 8 for AMD GPUs, make sure OCP is off if you don't want modern cards to throttle), Unigine Heaven, Crysis, FurMark, and 3DMark 2003.
I usually run OCCT for a few hours and if temps are still OC, and no errors are detected, I run everything else I can to make sure there is nothing OCCT missed.
Reason I never liked the reference 5000 series cards. Crap VRMs and crap VRM cooling. Utterly no way to use the GPU to it's full potential without good third party cooling, forcing absurdly loud fan speeds, or frying the card.

113c was with 100% fan speed.

I really don't care about noise, I game with headsets, and game with 80% fan.


I'm going to buy one of these

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=19.%3F

Do you think it's worth it?

Then swap the fans for something way more powerful biggrin.gif
Edited by White Fire - 3/3/12 at 9:22am
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Quote:
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Furmark is a good one.

I totally agree, Fur Mark is the best in my opinion. If you want more info, check out this videothumb.gif
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