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Best way to test a gpu

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Buying a gtx 295 or 4870 used and wanted to know what the best way to stress it is?
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Run furmark, run it on a graphic intensive game. Try 3dmark to compare against others with similar cards...
 
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Use furmark to make sure your card can ramp the fans up. So that your card isnt 200C
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Thanks for the replies I'll run furmark for a few hours when I get the card
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