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Old September 15, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Hey guys, I decided it was time to run more Furmark tests now that I have a 2nd PSU hooked up to 2 of the 480's and running on a different curcuit so I don't blow the breaker The main reason for testing isn't so much stability but more to see what temps I hit using the quad rad because I'm trying to decide if I'm going to add a 360 into the mix. Last time I ran Furmark I ran it for just under 30 mins before the breaker popped, if IRC my temps hit a high of approx. 65c on one card and a low of 62c with all 4 OC'd to 870/1740/2000.

My question is, what is a good amount of time to run Furmark?...10, 20, 30 mins?...more? I just ran it for 20 mins at stock settings and temps seem to hit their highest point of 58-59c around the 8 min mark and just cracking 60c a couple of times by the end of 20 mins.
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Old September 15, 2010, 12:13 PM
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usually after 5-10 minutes the temps tend to stabilize, given everything else does not change, i.e. fan speeds, case temps(open windows in winter) etc. but 30 plus minutes give you a better idea. waste of time,usually, unless you are looking for bugs or such
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What exactly are you doing with this computer anyway?
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Old September 15, 2010, 12:18 PM
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gaming lol i only run it for about an hour to see if temps will climb at all
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Old September 15, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Thanks dangtx, I figured I was pretty safe with 30 min runs but wasn't sure. Did a 35 min run and everything went off without a hitch, temps topped out at 60c with stock settings and no blown breakers!..lol.

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As gingerbee said, mostly gaming in 3D surround along with some benching, hoping to crack 60k in Vantage just for fun
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Old September 15, 2010, 12:44 PM
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IF you are just looking for benching clocks 5 minutes would be fine. For gaming I would try 30 minutes or so. If you are looking for folding@home stable clocks, don't bother.
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no worries. what i do,lazily, look at the graph. when it doesn't go up noticeably anymore, thats it. if i see over 85c i may get worried, depending on the gpu. good luck with your testing, sir.
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Usually run for about 15 - 20 min ....around the same time I stabilize at 90C .....I find good enough for gaming / benching....P60 eh.....nice
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I would say run a little longer since you're WC'ing, as long as the water temps are rising the temps still may go up. It just might take a lot longer to max out on your loop. Anyways, looks like it's running fine :)
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