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post #21 of 24
Not positive but I think you can use EVGA OC scanner on a non EVGA card, you'll have to check though. Generally whatever games you are currently playing would be the best things to stress test with. I know there are also some games that offer free downloadable benchmarks but the only I know of off the top of my head is the Crysis Benchmark tool I already suggested to you. Other than that here at the Nvidia site you can find some things, that will certainly be stressful for your video card and should simulate games fairly well but I wouldn't strictly call them stability checks. If you can pass games, and 3DMark11 and Vantage, in addition to things like Unigine and other various things then I would call it stable. Good luck!
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post #22 of 24
ATI Tool has a built in artifact scanner but it really isn't stressful enough anymore on cards. Like juano said, best thing to use is GPU intensive games
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I think Unigine heaven is probably the best thing so far. I'm currently at 850 mhz @ 1.012vcore. Gonna push for 875 slowly.. I haven't seen artifacts on any tests yet.. been running 3dmark 11, 3dmark vantage, OCCT GPU, Unigine, Crysis, Kombustor. The only thing that's caught an issue was Unigine last night on the 8th run or so. I'm thinking Kombustor just heats the hell out of your card, but a test that is similar to game stresses is probably Unigine.
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That sounds true but remember that the 500 series have OCP (Over Current Protection) that will lower the clocks of your card in things like Furmark, OCCT GPU and Kombuster, making them a faulty representation of temps and stability.

I agree that Unigine seems like a good test, likely because of the tessellation. Another good demo that is on that Nvidia tech demo page I linked you earlier that has heavy tessellation is Stone Giant, that might make a good test as well.

I would also be wary of going higher if you think you had an issue after 8 runs of Unigine, not because you will damage your card because you should not, but if you get too far ahead of yourself think you are stable then it's just a lot of time wasted if you have to backtrack very far. Good luck.
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