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Your VRM's might be getting hammered at that much voltage. I remember that the Artic Accelero Xtreme's had pretty spotty VRM cooling.
Hmm....

According to my lifetime warranty I may just ignore such logic.
Edited by VirtualJockey - 12/21/10 at 9:50pm
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You clocked your VRM? How did you clock your VRM?
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You clocked your VRM? How did you clock your VRM?
I meant mem, not my VRM. My bad.
My VRM should still be fine with the 1.15v Afterburner allows. I'm using a stock bios and all.
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If you want to be absolutely rock solid with your gpu overclock, run F@H on your gpu. It is by far the most stressful app and will determine if you are truly stable or not. Also running the Crysis bench in loops is a great way to determine stability. Crysis and Metro are pretty much the most stressful games for a GPU. If you are looking for max overclock, keep fan at 100%. The cooler, the better.
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I noticed improvements in 959 core from the 936 core I'm currently at. The improvements aren't HUGE but you do notice them in benches.

I'm using a 580 though.
Watch your temps. Hours and hours of gaming can be an easy 10 degrees hotter than benching for an hour or two.

It's only a measly 15MHz, MAX it out! :-p

PS: download the Resident Evil 5 benchmark if you don't own the game. Max out your Nvidia global settings (32xAA etc, bla bla bla) and run the variable benchmark. It'll grayscreen within two loops if your clock is completely unstable, and should be able to run forever (12+ hours?) if your clock is completely stable
Cool I'll give it a go. I was sorta looking for a better stability checking program than OC scanner, I've never been a huge fan. I really love how nvidia finally managed to keep temps under control on the stock cooler, the 400 series had attrocious temps. Now I'm not really worried if I have to bump voltage up a notch or two for absolute stability like I did on my 470 when it was topping 100c in furmark on 100%fan, it was sorta scary.

[edit] it runs great, any way to loop this one? [/edit]
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Cool I'll give it a go. I was sorta looking for a better stability checking program than OC scanner, I've never been a huge fan. I really love how nvidia finally managed to keep temps under control on the stock cooler, the 400 series had attrocious temps. Now I'm not really worried if I have to bump voltage up a notch or two for absolute stability like I did on my 470 when it was topping 100c in furmark on 100%fan, it was sorta scary.

[edit] it runs great, any way to loop this one? [/edit]
I believe it loops if you just let it sit after it gives your final score? It does for sure running the bench on the retail version.
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Yup, F@h is prob the best way to verify your clocks...
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My card squeals while running F@H, I think it's called capacitor squeal? It doesn't do it with anything else, just folding. Does this mean I shouldn't fold?
    
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