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I got it up to 820 core/1640 shader/2000 memory. I ran evga's oc scanner, and over 23 minutes, I got 5 artifacts. Would this be considered stable? How many artifacts do you need before it's considered unstable?
    
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I guess it depends on how long you play games

I always try to get it so I don't have any artifacts. My way of thinking is if I see artifacts then that means that it is stressing the GPU WAY to much and that will definitely drop the life of the card.
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How long should I stress test with what program? I've just heard that oc scanner or furmark aren't good for testing.
    
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I got it up to 820 core/1640 shader/2000 memory. I ran evga's oc scanner, and over 23 minutes, I got 5 artifacts. Would this be considered stable? How many artifacts do you need before it's considered unstable?
Well, I have never used EVGA's tool, but generally speaking.... you want 0 artifacting.

You can use Furmark or OCCT if you want, but your card will run very hot. I suggest looping a couple of runs of Heaven, Vantage, 3dmark11, Crysis Time Demo or Metro 2033 benchmark. If they pass those with no errors or artifacting, then you should be okay.

Temps should not exceed 90c.
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Your OC is not stable if you get any artifacting or crashes.

Artifacting, your mem clock is too high.

Crashing, your core clock is too high or you don't have enough voltage for said clock.
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I'm running my 470 at 800MHz core, 1600MHz shader and 1674MHz memory. Does that mean I'm pushing my card too much? It runs everything nicely tho and NEVER goes above 80 degrees.
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I'm running my 470 at 800MHz core, 1600MHz shader and 1674MHz memory. Does that mean I'm pushing my card too much? It runs everything nicely tho and NEVER goes above 80 degrees.
no artifacting, crashes (I mean EVER), and has good temps?
That's stable.
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I'm running at 935MHz/1870MHz/2000MHz. While mine is under water, and maxes at 57c, I have it soft modded to 1.2VCore (can go to 1.5, never have). Is this too stressful on it? Should I back down? I have zero artifacts.
    
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Okay, I got 850/1700/2000 with 1.075v. Hows that? Good? Bad?
    
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I'm running at 935MHz/1870MHz/2000MHz. While mine is under water, and maxes at 57c, I have it soft modded to 1.2VCore (can go to 1.5, never have). Is this too stressful on it? Should I back down? I have zero artifacts.
I too wonder if 1.2 is ok while on teh water. And how can I look for my VRM temperatures.
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