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Quick question as I have been searching through the forum and online for an answer and I have only gotten a little more confused with the variety of answers.

I would like to overclock my GTX 460 SE. I will be using EVGA precision to overclock the card itself as I am not worried about changing voltages(I'm not that advanced yet)

My question is, I want to overclock the card for gaming performance. Not for bragging rights to be able to say I got the card at these numbers.

Which stress tests would I be using to test my clocks and for how long exactly? Is it alright to run like EVGA OC Scanner? or Furmark keeping an eye on temps and artifacts? Or do I want to run actual game stress tests since gaming is what I am going for?

If actual game stress tests are the way to go what software do I want to use for that?
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OCCT and 10-15 mins should be enough. It will tell you if any errors pop up.
    
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Agreed - OCCT is very good at finding errors. If they are lurking, you will know about it within a very short time.
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Furmark is the best. a lot of games max your video card. Fur mark is the best way to find out if your sleepy stable
    
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i used GPUTool to scan for errors while furmark was running as well, worked pretty good.

what gpu test is included in OCCT? does it have a artifact scanner?
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I use GPUTool(For artifact testing), game benchmarks, actual gameplay, 3DMarkVantage,3DMark11. Keep an eye on your temps and run through a series of these tests to verify stability. Always make sure you are below the temp threshold of the card.
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ok, now when I searched I hear a lot about things like heaven, 3DMarkVantage and 3DMark11 and other similar programs. What do those do and what are they for? Are they just other stress tests?

Also do the regular stress programs stress and test the card the same way regular gaming does? The confusion comes from people saying that they don;t test the card correctly becasue games stress it differently... whats up with that?
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i used GPUTool to scan for errors while furmark was running as well, worked pretty good.

what gpu test is included in OCCT? does it have a artifact scanner?
OCCT includes a test called GPU Linpak (sp?) It will report errors as they occur. It also includes a test call "Power Supply" which stress both your CPU and GPU at the same time.

I use OCCT to test my GPU because I fold and I need to be a stable as possible. I can run insane OCs and furmark doesnt show anything... yet it errors within a few minutes with OCCT.

Your call.
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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post
OCCT includes a test called GPU Linpak (sp?) It will report errors as they occur. It also includes a test call "Power Supply" which stress both your CPU and GPU at the same time.

I use OCCT to test my GPU because I fold and I need to be a stable as possible. I can run insane OCs and furmark doesnt show anything... yet it errors within a few minutes with OCCT.

Your call.
thanks a lot for the info, i will give that a try
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ok, now will evga OC scanner work well? I see it has an artifact scanner. Does anyone know how well this program works? Ill DL and install furmark.

Now what about 3DMarkVantage, 3DMark11? Are those jsut other stress tests like the ones mentioned above?


And I tried installing OCCT. And it seems that after instalation when I went to run it, my internet security popped up with a warning of it trying to install drivers of some sort and stopped it. What was going on with that?
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