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*I have read all around and know almost everything there is too know from guides and such.

Card: EVGA GTX 460 768mb SuperClocked Edition (2 days old)

Programs In Use:
MSI Afterburner
OCCT [1680x1050, 60Hz, Shader Complexity Default(0), Fullscreen, Error Checks]

I tried using the following:
1000Mv [Stock]
Core @ 850
Shader @ 1700
Memory @ 2150
Fan @ 52

While testing with OCCT at these stats I get to approximately 68 degrees around the 10 minute test mark.

My main issue is that although my card is not too high(I am setting a 80 degree limit), I am getting a smell that resembles heated air/burning. Although not strong, it is there.

Is this just because my card is brand new and is being tweaked for the first time? or am I looking at an issue here?

Overall, how is this looking so far?
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post #2 of 14
Put fan @ 100, and good luck with 850, that's a very nice OC if you can OCCT validated for 30 Mins with less than 10 errors.
     
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post #3 of 14
Fan @100 is ridiculous. I bumped mine to 825 without any problems, never tried any further as it would be overkill. Bad Company 2 and Starcraft 2 run perfectly, and those are the most intense applications that I run.
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Originally Posted by OJX View Post
Fan @100 is ridiculous. I bumped mine to 825 without any problems, never tried any further as it would be overkill. Bad Company 2 and Starcraft 2 run perfectly, and those are the most intense applications that I run.
Did you OCCT validate?
This is for stability not regular use, when using FURMARK and OCCT I always bump mine 85-100
     
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post #5 of 14
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Honestly, I cannot stand the sound of fan at max.
Remember that I am only at 1680 x 1050 as opposed to 1920 x 1080.

I just really want to know about the smell. Any ideas on that?

Also, I have yet to get errors on OCCT so I dont know what to look for.
30 minutes test time, less then 10 errors = good ?
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I have 850 1700 1995 right now.


Runs stable, never gets above 53C with fan at 50%
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post #7 of 14
I love the smell of a new card cooking!!
Yeah you are fine with fermi up to 95C. Regular programs won`t push your card nearly as much as occt so you have lots of breathing room.
The trick to these cards is getting them fresh air and lots of it. If you are doing that then you are fine and the only logical next step is after market cooling.

Edit* you should have 0 errors for a stable oc
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
I love the smell of a new card cooking!!
Yeah you are fine with fermi up to 95C. Regular programs won`t push your card nearly as much as occt so you have lots of breathing room.
The trick to these cards is getting them fresh air and lots of it. If you are doing that then you are fine and the only logical next step is after market cooling.

Edit* you should have 0 errors for a stable oc
That's for folding. I'm talking about gaming
     
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post #9 of 14
I ran eVGA OC Scanner for a while in the background. Got no artifacts and temps were great despite how quiet the card/case really is. Pretty happy with my switch to nVidia.
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Is it safe to leave OCCT or OCScanner running for 30 minutes unattended ?
I need to make a quick gas run.
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