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Am I doing Furmark right?

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Hi, I'm testing temperatures in my case with a GTX460 Hawk so I thought I should use Furmark because it's supposed to get GPU's pretty hot. I'm using these settings:



Is that right? Reason I ask is because with MSI Afterburner I set fan speed to ramp up very slowly up till 65C where it is at just 40% then untill 90C a very steep curve towards 100%. This makes the system pretty quiet when running the Furmark test, it peaks around 67-68C only sometimes which ramps the fan up to 42%. GPU reads 99% load in Afterburner. I think I am either running something wrong or maybe this card just has headroom for those interested in OCing it.
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no reason to set it to full screen. but other than that, yes that is correct

A stock card shouldn't get over 70c (with good case air circulation) and the fan shouldn't have to max out ever or the cooler isn't doing its job very well.

So yes the stock cooler should provide a good amount of room for OC
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You are running furmark absolutely fine and yes, that gtx460 has good cooling and a lot of headroom for OC.
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Well this card is already quite quiet and cool at stock, so it's pretty normal. IE: at stock my 9800gt is topping 80° wich is normal load temps on furmark for this card. Don't worry, your card is made to run cool at start and got way OC left to do.
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ya op your doing everything right. my gtx295 maxed at 100C on air. i got a water block and now am getting a 50C max

anyways let that baby rip, lets see some insane overclocks on it
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Ok, I thought something might have been off because it's as quiet or quieter in some instances than my laptop.. at default fan profile it's a bit loud but it's completely unnecessary too as it won't top 68C in this low fan speed setting. That's good news to me.

As for OCing the thing, nah not too interested . Afterburner does make it quite simple so I did increase the core clock to 860Mhz from the standard 780Mhz setting but anything past that crashes with Furmark, to get more I'd probably have to play with voltages and I don't want to since I won't make use of it anyway. This way temps and dB stay low the way I like

Thanks for the feedback guys

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