Originally Posted by absoluteloki89
How did you go about verifying your OC was stable? What software did you use, how long, what settings? I only ask as I have one I will be OCing this weekend.
I use Heaven demo as a baseline, since it starts up quick and any aggressive overclocks should force artifacts to show up pretty early. Once im confident in Heaven, i fire up a game i actually play - right now L4D2 and turn vsync off. If thats stable for say an hour then im confident that its good to go for most games.
But i like to load up a really stressful game like Crysis 2 and play that for a bit. I use Afterburner with OSD monitoring turned on for
- GPU clock
- Mem clock
- Fan speed
And keep my eye on fan speed and the gpu clock - ive noticed the card will actually throttle down on the fly (1270 <-> 1100 for example), then make a note of the tempurature of the time, and then look at any voltage fluctuations - thats how i determined that LLC 100% was best for me
I monitor using GPU Tweak ..at 1250 - 1265 its pretty good 95% of the time...so im pretty sure 1240 is 100% good in all games...hopefully now im at a stage where i can lower voltage a bit