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Graphics How to test GPU overclock stability?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by debs3759, 3 Dec 2015.

  1. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    I'll have a couple of GTX 580 arriving over the next few days and plan to overclock them for folding on. What is the best software to test for stability once overclocked?

    I plan to install both, then test them individually, and assume a stress tester will be able to distinguish between the two cards (one is an EVGA reference card, the other an EVGA SC, if that makes a difference). I run 3 monitors (currently two are connected to a 550 Ti, the third to a GT 430) all at 1080p, although that won't affect the folding. The SC card will have the two monitors, the reference card the third.
     
  2. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    heaven 4.0 benchmark, furmark
     
  3. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Thanks. Downloading now :)
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Don't bother with Furmark on a 580GTX. The card detects the test and throttles. Heaven works well though as it identified my faulty cards.
     
  5. Isitari

    Isitari Minimodder

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    You can disable the throttling on various programs (but not furmark) but be ready for each card to pull above the pci-e and 8 pin specification[emoji14]. Basically make sure your PSU is awesome ^^. There are a few utilities out there provided by the manufacturers that allow you to disable the limiter / throttling. If you use rivatuner server stats and get it to display so you can see if the limit is in place too.
     
  6. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    I thought the consensus was never to use Furmark these days? I used to fold back in the 8800GT days and that is a great program to test stability. Game stable overclocks and Folding stable overclocks can be quite different.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    You can also use Unigine Valley for a change of scenery....
     

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