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Unigine Heaven 4.0 Crashes when I OC...but 3D Mark doesnt.

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Title pretty much says it. I'm new to overclocking but I dont know if this means I reach my limit or ist just Heaven issue. 3DMark doesnt freeze for me at all.
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Title pretty much says it. I'm new to overclocking but I dont know if this means I reach my limit or ist just Heaven issue. 3DMark doesnt freeze for me at all.

Your overclock is most likely unstable.you would either need too back off on the core speed or add more voltage to get it stable. Just know that adding more voltage will produce more heat so be sure to turn up the fan speed and monitor Temperatures.

Keep in mind that different applications and games stress your graphics card differently, so while it may be stable in one game it may not be in another. 3d mark and unigine are good starting points but i would also play some games too.
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Edited by Koga316 - 3/11/13 at 12:44am
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Can't see my previous post for some reason but it said:

Gotcha. Like I said, I'm new to OCing so I'm scared to touch the voltage and not sure how to go about adjusting it. I'm using MSI Afterburner.
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I still can't see anything in your post
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Try again. I can see the 2nd one now
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Can't see my previous post for some reason but it said:

Gotcha. Like I said, I'm new to OCing so I'm scared to touch the voltage and not sure how to go about adjusting it. I'm using MSI Afterburner.

Alright I can see it now. I'd say as long as the temperatures on the card are around 70 degrees celcius you should be fine. You could probably raise the voltage on the card a little bit if needed, but like i said before I would try to keep the temps below 80. You could always set up a custom fan profile to keep them under control or just set the fan speed manually. I also use MSI Afterburner and I keep the temperatures, framerates, and core speed displayed while in game, so that i always know that my gpu is performing as it should.
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By the way i don't see your rig in your signature. You mind telling me what your gpu you have, what temperatures your getting, and what OC you have.
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3DMark is an awful stability test, and IMO so is Heaven/Valley. FarCry 3 will crash for me within minutes but I can run Heaven/Valley all day long.

You have to test the GPU in many different apps/games before you can see it's stability. If it crashes in even one, it's not stable.
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I have:

-Corsair CX600 600W PSU

-Zotac GTX 660 Ti (http://www.zotac.com/products/graphics-cards/geforce-600-series/gtx-660-ti/product/gtx-660-ti/detail/geforceR-gtx-660-ti-1/sort/crdate/order/DESC/amount/10/section/specifications.html)

-The highest temp I've gotten so far about 70C

-In MSI Afterburner I had the Power Limit to 123% (My max), Core clock to +120 and Memory clock to +500 and Fan speed to 70. Of course I set everything back down to default now lol.

And if I change the voltage...how about in how many increments should I increase it per test?
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