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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13155815 
When using programs like Furmark, it's best to keep the fan at 100%. However, if you're already using 100% fan speed and still getting 90°C, then tell me because I will have a question to ask.

My cards go over 90 with 100% fan speed... but then again GF100 didn't have OCP enabled to neuter the "power viruses".

I think Furmark is safe as long as you aren't disabling OCP and you are keeping temperatures in check. Furthermore, if it is not safe, the question I think should be raised is why is there code the is executable on a graphics card that will cause it to overheat? Why isn't the hardware engineered more comprehensively rather than setting an arbitrary limit as to what is "normal use".
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^Furmark is pointless if you don't disable the OCP because it just lcocks your core down and you don't get any information out of it. I'm not saying you should do that because at least for 570s that is a bad idea, 580s seem to be able to take it. Yet another benefit of my DCII 570, more VRMs and no OCP. In general Furmark seems to be largely useless/pointless for the 500 series in my opinion.
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REAL man test on FurMark with Extreme Burn-In mode...



...and blow their VRMs.



Nah seriously. As long as you don't test with burn-in or extreme burn-in modes, you'll be okay.
   
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with my rig the max was 85 c
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post #25 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;13159139 
^Furmark is pointless if you don't disable the OCP because it just lcocks your core down and you don't get any information out of it. I'm not saying you should do that because at least for 570s that is a bad idea, 580s seem to be able to take it. Yet another benefit of my DCII 570, more VRMs and no OCP. In general Furmark seems to be largely useless/pointless for the 500 series in my opinion.

What is OCP?
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post #26 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by mexer;13159547 
What is OCP?
Over Current Protection.

I don't know how to disable it.
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post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot;13159157 
REAL man test on FurMark with Extreme Burn-In mode...



...and blow their VRMs.



Nah seriously. As long as you don't test with burn-in or extreme burn-in modes, you'll be okay.

My final water cooling and overclocked system stability stress test was about 12 hours of FurMark full screen on Extreme Burn-In with 16xAA + Intelburn on maximum. wink.gif
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