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post #1 of 18
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I was wondering, I've been looking online and though the site and couldnt find an answer... I am using EVGA Presicion to OC my card and EVGA OC Scanner to stress test and benchmark my card to check my overclocking.

Is the software from evga good to use to overclock the graphcis card? Or is there a better set of programs to use to OC and test?
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post #2 of 18
It's just as good as it's counterparts (MSI afterburner and kombuster)

It'll do you well

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post #3 of 18
I would say, to overclock the card, use msi afterburner. Oc scanner is pretty good to test out the overclock, so run that, but also run some games. I just run the crysis and metro 2033 benchmark a few times, and if theres no artifacts, or it doesn't crash, then I know I'm stable.
    
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post #4 of 18
EVGA Precision is top notch softawre for Nvidia cards. For ATI I use MSI Afterburner.
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post #5 of 18
IMO:

Afterburner > Precision
OC Scanner > Kombustor

Afterburner has voltage control that Precision doesn't, they're both pretty much the same otherwise, both based on Rivatuner.

OC Scanner has an artifact scanner which puts it above Kombustor, and both of them are based on Furmark so they are very similar otherwise.
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post #6 of 18
+1 for Afterburner

I use that for my GTX 460s.
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post #7 of 18
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awsome, Thanks for the info to those who replied. I was just a little worried because I jsut finished putting together my new rig and got bit by the overclocking bug with my gtx 460. And I just want to make sure that the software I was using was giving me good, but more importantly, accurate information on how stable my card was with the overclocking.

Im not advanced enough yet to play with voltages, so precision will work for me on that. And good to know that the OC scanner is a good tester.

But now one of you said to run certain game benchmarks to further test the card... how do I do that? Is there separate software for these tests? Or do the games I have already have tests in them?
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post #8 of 18
Some games have a built in benchmark.

This bench tool for Crysis is popular, considering the game eats lots of resources many people bench with it: http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=280

If you run OC Scanner and find no artifacts for 30mins or so it should be stable for gaming, for folding you may find it is harder to get stable
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post #9 of 18
Or you can synthetic benchmarks (i.e. not real games) like Futuremark.

Just go and download from www.futuremark.com
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post #10 of 18
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now would the benchmark test on the EVGA OC scanner count as a synthetic benchmark?
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