Originally Posted by Antiflash
From you replies and reading other forums I'm pretty confident OCCT Memtest isn't working for GT200 (GTX 260, 280, 285, 295). But other than that it is a great program. It is true that is stress your system way more that any other normal usage, but it does that by design. For example high temps running the GPU test (85C+), will show you your worst case scenario, testing your cooling system and your case ventilation. If you are stable with that kind of workload chances are that your system HW is stable for anything else and you can start blaming your SW or drivers for any BSOD. Having the opportunity to run both CPU and GPU stress testing at the same time is great to monitor the system behavior and how the PSU will handle very high power requirements.
What is debatable is when system is not stable under stress testing but stable under any other normal load (games, etc). Does it matter that you have a totally working system that doesn't not pass OCCT?
It definately will put more load on your card than any game, and is a great way to test if you are folding..
But honestly if your just OC'n and testing for gaming stability it is overkill, and If games like Crysis, COD, GRID wont push my card past 70c even after hours of game time then I see no real advantage to using a stress test to push it to 85c+, I mean if I were to leave that thing runnig who knows where it would have capped....
I will always stay with what works.. ATI Tool for a quick artifact test and some good gaming for stability... No need to try and kill my card..
OCCT rocks for cpu stability tho...