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ok well my oc in my sig (960/1920/2400) @ 1.075v passed in furmark and in 10 minutes of ingame but failed within th first two minutes of heaven dx11. So i tweaked and tested and found that my core passes heaven @ 955mhz @ 1.100v(will do the same with memory tomorrow) So since it passed in heaven can i expect it to be more stable and not crash in games?
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ok well my oc in my sig (960/1920/2400) @ 1.075v passed in furmark and in 10 minutes of ingame but failed within th first two minutes of heaven dx11. So i tweaked and tested and found that my core passes heaven @ 955mhz @ 1.100v(will do the same with memory tomorrow) So since it passed in heaven can i expect it to be more stable and not crash in games?
An overclock can really only be called stable once you get no errors or crashes when you are gaming.

Are you just running furmark? or are you running Kombuster?
The newest version runs a pretty harsh series of DX 11 tests that really make your card work for its passing grade.

If you can last a good while in heaven dx11 and you feel its stable... its good to call stable.
    
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Heaven works for a quick test. I also run Kombustor (MSI Afterburner's stress test) for about 15 minutes to test stability, and finish up with an overnight run on F@H's GPU3 client. If you can make it all night without an EUE (early unit end), you're pretty much stable.
 
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I like to run crysis benchmark for about an hour on max. I've had fumark run 24h but crash in crysis after a few passes.
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I find if I can get through a full heaven run on max without crashing or boggin and 30 minutes of furmark everything will run fine in every game.
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Absolutely not.

I could run Heaven 2.5 for over a hour with my last OC settings on my GPU and Settlers 7 crashed all over the place and had to lower my GPU core by 20mhz to appease it.

I would say heaven is good to see if it is generally stable enough to go into some gaming by letting it pass twice through and the real test is through actual gaming.
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No, download OCCT and run that with shader complexity 8, full screen, and error checking on. Let that run for 15 minutes and if you can go that long with ZERO errors your core clock is good to go.
 
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i definitely think you can rely on unigine for stability test. if it run 4 hours straight without any crash/warning, then its stable. btw its the method used from the guy on custom PC magazine.
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