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what are your settings? i think my MSI 560 is "stable" @ 1000/2000/22000

DX11 Kombuster runs fine at max settings by itself but if i try too much multitasking (like reading OCN + watching tv on media center) it crashes..

is it considered "stable" because it didnt crash while running by itself? or does it have to not crash no matter what?

i dont have any recent PC games to actually test and put the GPU to use
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post #2 of 10
If it crashes in anything its not stable. My 5570 runs fine at 845 but in DX11 it crashes at more than 820 so I went with the lower clock.
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post #3 of 10
Yea its obviously not stable... unless it also crashes when you have it on stock. Then it is either defective or there is a driver issue.

Also how long are you running the DX11 Kombuster?

Also, you might wanna update your rig. It says ur still waiting for a 560.
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i just raised the voltage to 1.1.. no crash yet (15 minutes in)

80C too high??



/noobin-it-up
Edited by dealio - 2/1/11 at 11:15am
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post #5 of 10
80C is absolutely fine. do a crysis bench and run 99 loops. if you can survive that with no artifacts, then you have a stable oc.
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You can run Crysis benchmarks or heaven benchmarks. But the best way to test a GPU for stability is to use it, play the games you are going to playing, do some folding if you are going to fold to see if it will stand up to what you are going to use it for.

Folding, while it doesn't max the temps of a card puts a unique stress on it. I have had a gaming and OCCT or furmark stable OC fail during folding.
post #7 of 10
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here's something strange i just saw



notice those 2 bumps, each one happened when i minimized the running Kombustor window, also it generated massive lag/unresponsiveness as if the CPU was running at max, actual load was <1%. i dont get it.

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post #8 of 10
That might not be instability. That might just be you over working the gpu.

I say take it for a spin. Keep it at the current settings you have and play some games or just use it like you normally would. If you get any crashing then bump it down a bit and start over.
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I found Dirt 2 on ultra pretty good at testing stability. I thought I was stable at 915/2000 @ 1.05v. Passed OCCT, 3d11, heaven, folding, and 2 weeks of metro/arma2/black opps with no artifacts or crashing. But I recently got Dirt 2 and get minor artifacts and 1 crash unless I bump down the clocks.
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i still dont get it why Kombustor in an open window in the background runs fine but ****s bed if minimized.

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