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I'm pretty sure my OC is stable: 15min Gputool stable + 10min furmark stable. :/
I lowered the clock, same thing.

But the problem seems to be my CPU actually: I OCed the NB to 2600 and now I get 17K

O_o

I'll continue to study the problem, because for some reason my mobo's NB is unoverclockable (anything above the default values will make the computer crash during Intel Burn Test). So I can't just live the NB that high.

Any ideas?
LOL testing for 15min or 10min does not accurately tell if you're stable. Stress it for at least an hour, but a good time is around 4 hours.
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Ow, always thought 15 minutes were enough.

I'll try Gputool for an hour then.

But still, it seems that my OC isn't really responsible for the gpu usage problem... at stock or OC, same thing, the gpu usage willd drop at some point.
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Ow, always thought 15 minutes were enough.

I'll try Gputool for an hour then.

But still, it seems that my OC isn't really responsible for the gpu usage problem... at stock or OC, same thing, the gpu usage willd drop at some point.
just simply game for few hours intensive games... its more better to know if its stable that way
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I prefer to use a stressing software because when it's done, you're 99% sure that the OC is rock stable. With a game, I tend to think that if it doesn't crash, it only means it's stable for that precise game.

But really, that problem with vantage is getting annoying. It's... so weird. With Heaven for exemple, no problem with getting 99% usge all the time. But for some reason it's not possible on Vantage. Could afterburner be the problem?
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I prefer to use a stressing software because when it's done, you're 99% sure that the OC is rock stable. With a game, I tend to think that if it doesn't crash, it only means it's stable for that precise game.

But really, that problem with vantage is getting annoying. It's... so weird. With Heaven for exemple, no problem with getting 99% usge all the time. But for some reason it's not possible on Vantage. Could afterburner be the problem?
Download OCCT and use the Gpu stress test tool with error checking on. If your unstable it will show within 10 min.
 
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45 minutes on Gputool for now, stable at 1000/1200 1.218v. If there's no artifacting after an entire hour, I'll procede with the next step, 15 minutes of OCCT, like you said nagle3092.

Any idea about my Vantage problem?
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45 minutes on Gputool for now, stable at 1000/1200 1.218v. If there's no artifacting after an entire hour, I'll procede with the next step, 15 minutes of OCCT, like you said nagle3092.

Any idea about my Vantage problem?
Try closing CCC before you run vantage, also if you have CnQ on turn it off. Try both of those together and let us know.
 
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1 hour stable!

Now let's do some OCCT torture...


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Try closing CCC before you run vantage, also if you have CnQ on turn it off. Try both of those together and let us know.
I CCC is turned off. Actually, I never even bothered with using it ^^. (Am I missing anything?)

Same for CnQ, turned off since day 1.

Thanks for trying to help though, don't hesitate if you have any idea.

Here is a graph showing the gpu usage in Vantage during the 2 graphics tests: (as you can see, the first test is even worse than the second)

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Is that dip in between the 2 tests? And when I meant off I mean close it completely, dont let it run in the system tray. Other than that it dont look to bad, there will dips when the scenes change there just aint much you can do about that.
 
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Try closing CCC before you run vantage, also if you have CnQ on turn it off. Try both of those together and let us know.
I can understand closing CCC, but why turn off CnQ? It saves power, and essentially money when idling. It does nothing when there is a load on the system.
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