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I am wondering how to do this. I have found no definitive answers. I want to test real world stability not some crazy stress test. Currently I am testing with Crysis Benchmark tool and unigine Heaven Bench. Is there something else I can through into the mix? JC2 bench, Does Metro 2033 have a benchmark tool? Thanks

Currently my GTX 570 is at 1050mv, 875core, 2000 memory. my temps reach 61c and my fan is set at 100% when it reacher anything over 60c. Is that ok?
PS: this card is loud as hell
Edited by donkru - 4/1/11 at 2:57am
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Yes Metro2033 has a benchmark tool. Try run 30 loops of that, some loops of Crysis and maybe a few of 3DMark11.
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OCCT? Metro or Crysis bench would also work.


EDIT: Also I have heard of several cards dying at those settings. So I would watch out.
Edited by Live_free - 4/1/11 at 3:10am
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OCCT and furmark.
OCCT does error checking maybe that is easier than starring at the fur from furmark.
There is also the ATI-tool but i donr think a nvidia user would like that
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After some research I have found that Reference GTX 570's suck for really overclocking. It seems like I got a good chip but with a reference design it wont be very safe. Then again. With my lifetime EVGA warranty whats the worse that could happen? I really hop the price of the GTX 580 drops some n the next 3 weeks, I doubt it will but Im hoping. I think a reference gtx 580 would be better for overclocking. Thanks for the suggestions on stability testing.
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After some research I have found that Reference GTX 570's suck for really overclocking. It seems like I got a good chip but with a reference design it wont be very safe. Then again. With my lifetime EVGA warranty whats the worse that could happen? I really hop the price of the GTX 580 drops some n the next 3 weeks, I doubt it will but Im hoping. I think a reference gtx 580 would be better for overclocking. Thanks for the suggestions on stability testing.

With a 580 you can safely get to 950, sometimes 1000 core under water. It is the only 5xx card with safe OV/OC. Great card.



The worst that could happen is you calling them and saying how it fried while you were overclocking it, insta warranty cancel. If anything were to happen just say it died and leave it at that.
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For the CPU/RAM run Prime95 in blend for an hour.
For the GPU run KOMBUSTOR for an hour.
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With a 580 you can safely get to 950, sometimes 1000 core under water. It is the only 5xx card with safe OV/OC. Great card.



The worst that could happen is you calling them and saying how it fried while you were overclocking it, insta warranty cancel. If anything were to happen just say it died and leave it at that.
Heres the line I would use, "I was playing an old game called Crysis and this happened. Now my system wont turn on at all!"


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Yea i have 28 days left in my step up so I will hope for some downward movement by then.

On a side note. I cant belive the amount of performance increase i got by moving my memory dims from slot 2/4 to slot 1/3 (looking at them, i know its 1/3/2/4).I went from 44fps in crysis bench to 60 fps. And my speed is actually a little slower, I was running 2133 10-11-10 and now i am running 1866 9-10-9. simply amazing
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Just pick up a GTX 580. Also don't send them that picture. They might trace it through an image searcher and find this thread or something else if that pic isn't yours. Again warranty cancelled. Either do not send them a pic, (there is no reason), or a pic you took yourself.
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Just pick up a GTX 580. Also don't send them that picture. They might trace it through an image searcher and find this thread or something else if that pic isn't yours. Again warranty cancelled. Either do not send them a pic, (there is no reason), or a pic you took yourself.
I know, just an exaggeration. I have done an RMA with evga and was surprised by how little they actually ask. There CS is amazing. Anyway. I have reverted to a low OC. I an now using at 988mv 825 core, 2000 memory. Volts are stock.
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