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Old October 10, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Default What do you all use to stress test your Videocard?

Hi, I am going to start trying to overclock my videocard and I would like to know what program you use to stress test your videocard. Thanks

I have an EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX+ SC....What can I expect from this card (just so I can have some type of guide line)
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Old October 10, 2008, 08:14 PM
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I use Crysis. Good overall test IMO and I get to blow stuff up while I'm at it

Though really any game should do since that's real world usage. You could run things like FurMark, 3DMark, rthdribl as well.
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Old October 10, 2008, 09:14 PM
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ATI Tool, Furmark to check the temps, and looping 3DMark06/Vantage. I loop 3DMark06.
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Old October 10, 2008, 10:53 PM
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I usually use Crysis, 3DMark06 and Audiosurf. As crazy as it seems, I often was perfectly stable in Crysis with my 8800GTX, but in Audiosurf I'd get these weird artifacts branching out of the center. It is generally a good idea to run a few different stresstests and games as sometimes your overclock will be perfectly stable in one and crash five seconds into another.
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ATITool works prefectly for quick stress testing
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I like to use GPUCAPS it tests your card's advanced features and you can have it run the card at 100% of its load - The FUR test is a good stress test - use these with caution and always monitor your temps while doing so - because a faulty card or one that overheats will easily go above 100C. With the fur testing in GPUCAPS I have not gone over 82C on my 8800GT.
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