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I just passed 850/1700 for 20 mins on Kombuster temps hitting load 78c 59c idle at 1.087v

I know for sure 800MHz/1600 was stable like a rock, through many days of gaming/benching/general use.

I didn't bother overclocking the memory just as yet, wanna find my max stable core first.

How long should I run it? It passed 20 mins so far.

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20 mins should be enough if there arent any artifacts.
    
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20 mins should be enough if there arent any artifacts.
perfect. I'm gaming on it now. Gonna run Vantage and 3DM11 very soon.

I'll post my results
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as long as kombuster keeps the GPU usage at 100%, 15-20 mins is fine.

its also good to use it in games cause some cards will lock up under normal load (30-70%) but pass when running 100%... if the game youre running doesnt artifact after 20-30mins of gameplay, i would say you have a stable OC. but only time will tell if it is unstable. any lock ups etc in the near future could be related to your new OC.
    
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as long as kombuster keeps the GPU usage at 100%, 15-20 mins is fine.

its also good to use it in games cause some cards will lock up under normal load (30-70%) but pass when running 100%... if the game youre running doesnt artifact after 20-30mins of gameplay, i would say you have a stable OC. but only time will tell if it is unstable. any lock ups etc in the near future could be related to your new OC.
Alright.

I tested 880core for 10 mins successfully, now aiming for 900core
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Try running a bench mark like Heaven. I ran my older OC in furmark for 30 minutes, not a problem, step into Heaven and the drivers would fail. (Don't know if it was a driver issue or an OC issue, but a fresh install of the drivers and a slightly lower OC solved the problems)
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post #7 of 23
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Max I could get it to was 880Mhz core. 900 and 915MHz core would freeze and/or fail in Kombuster.

I ran heaven, GTA IV, Vantage, 3DMark06, 3DMark11, Crysis, and far cry 2

This was at 880Mhz/1760shader

And it also passed 25 mins of Kombuster max temp 82c
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looks like youre solid if that trend continues.
    
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post #9 of 23
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looks like youre solid if that trend continues.
Thanks bro. Just what I like to hear. Going to do some major gaming tomorrow to see if it holds up. So far so good though.

I haven't bothered to touch the memory as of yet. Not entirely sure why. As it stands I'm at 837Mhz memory.
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Now rematch yoko and his 6870!
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