Originally Posted by Sabiza
I've got Gigabyte 460GTX card and I'm going to overlock a bit.
I tried some settings now and I'm looking for stable one right now. I'm using Heaven Benchmark v2.1 and I'm at interesting numbers now. I'd like to ask if I can set there a loop of tests. I don't wanna sit at PC all the time.
And one more question. What is highest temperature for 460?
Heaven is pretty demanding in itself. 3DMark11 will usually tolerate a slightly higher OC. That is benchmarking.
For games, if GTA4 or BF3 don't give your OC trouble....probably OK. Basically if the most demanding game or app you use gives no trouble, you are OK for what you do.
No benchmark or stress test can cover you for all games. When you get to that overclock "edge" it comes down to the toughest game/app you use.
Somewhere above 80C you'll get artifacts....again, varies slightly. No matter how good the manufacturer, cards vary in OC ability.
All the manufacturer guarantees is that they should all work for everything at stock settings, but even then, sometimes a card isn't right and has to be RMAed/replaced. That's mass production for you.