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I was testing a modest OC with realtively lower voltage than any other attempts ive had. I run furmark, and then left it alone...and forgot. I came back to a wurr of fan noise. I got scared and instantly turned it off. It is still running fine

It is at 1.120V, 2200 MHZ memory, and 970mhz core.


I got this up to 1GHZ before (search for my toher threads), but the vcore was too scary high for my conscious to handle

I did Furmark @ 1680 x 1050 with 4x msaa in "burn in mode" for 52 min.
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I don't run Furmark, neither do a lot of people. You're going to get a lot of different answers from a lot of different people, so I'll just share what I do. I've had my card survive 8 hours of Furmark, but crash after playing World of Warcraft one week later.

What I'll do is overclock and play games like I regularly would. If you get display crashes, increase your voltage until it stops. Graphics cards are a real PITA to overclock because to me they require MUCH more patience than a CPU.
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I too agree Furmark is not a reliable stability tester. I can easily hit seemingly stable high OCs in Furmark that will driver lock in seconds if I run any 3d intensive game or benchmark. IMO Furmark is basically useless unless one needs to run their graphics card as a space heater.
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If you run 3dmark vantage or 11 a few times without a crash, and can run a game for 20-30 minutes without problems, its 100% stable.
As long as temps are good, enjoy.

Tho I recommend not going over the 1.1v for 24/7 usage.
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I had wow running for at least 30 hours straight on my old OCd 8800GT - that's what I'd consider 'stable'

You could easily have cooked bacon on it, too.
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