Originally Posted by heroxoot
I will try tomorrow. I had no problems with 1180/1800mhz on the same CPU OC. Like I said though, its fine in heaven benchmark and 3dmark11 with 0 artifacts and if these heavy GPU apps do not cause artifacts, you don't think I'm ok? I looped heaven 3 times. Just watched it for 25ish minutes I think.
I'm not doubting your testing method, I had my CPU running at 4.2Ghz for almost a year with a single card.
I decided tu purchase a second 6850 which gave me load's of trouble. Voltage locked, it hated to be overclocked and everytime I played BF3 and only BF3 with crossfire enabled it would give me a BSOD with atisomethingsomething.sys or w,e, so I naturally thought it was the graphics card.
For over 1 week I tested my computer doing 5 hour's of testing during the night.
Till I got tired of it and decided to consult with the elder's of OCN.
Some1 told me to be sure that it wasn't my overclock, I thought it was ridiculous after 1 year running like this without a problem and taking in consideration the problem's I had with the graphics card...
I really expected the problem to be the graphics card, but since Im skeptical I tested it out.
I have to say that I was surprised, it didnt give any sort of image corruption nor bsod's, after fixing this problem I managed to get a stable overclock on that card.
This was an experience that made me open my eyes and since it really isnt hard to exclude this option I think that you can try, you got nothing to lose