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Proper way to stress test a Kepler card?

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I'm trying to overclock my 780, but I can't seem to get a stable enough overclock. After a 3-4 hour run of heaven with no crashes, Crysis 3 consistently freezes after 5 or 6 minutes of gameplay. Furmark and OCCT seem pretty much useless since the card downclocks itselfs half of the time.

Is there any automated way to test my overclock? Or should I just play crysis until it doesn't crash any more?
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I think you've answered your own question.

You can't verify an OC in one program. Crysis seems like your best bet atm, so I'd use that to settle your OC.
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Crysis 3 has been my go-to stability test. Heaven, BF4 and even Witcher 3 were not stressful enough.

1. Find some automation software to run around in pre-defined path in a level
2. Find a location where the GPU is stressed 99%, leave GPU AND CPU in full performance power mode and let it idle for longer periods.
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Crysis 3 is a great way to test stability. I use Crysis 1 and 3 to test my card's overclock.

Heaven, Valley are useless for checking for stability.
    
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Do I need to actually play the game? Or is it enough to just leave it running in a place with a lot of vegetation and FX? I wanted to test it for a longer period, but I don't have the time to play it for 4 hours straight.
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Do I need to actually play the game? Or is it enough to just leave it running in a place with a lot of vegetation and FX? I wanted to test it for a longer period, but I don't have the time to play it for 4 hours straight.
Just play the game. Most cards tend to crash in 15-30 minutes if it's unstable. Maybe even less tongue.gif
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Well, I'll get to playing. Too bad I don't like the game so much. Are there any other games that I can try?
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Well, I'll get to playing. Too bad I don't like the game so much. Are there any other games that I can try?

I think Witcher 3 comes pretty close, if you prefer not an FPS.
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I like most FPS games, but I don't like crysis in particular. What's the point of having dense, amazing looking vegetation if your enemies can see you hiding in it from 10 miles away? I remember having the same trope with the first Far cry, in 2003. I'll try witcher now, thank you!
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