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Old November 12, 2011, 09:48 PM
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1. Artifacts..yes back off as it wont be stable.

Bump up voltage / core / memory and test (gaming), your limit other than instability (artifacts / CTD), will be Temps.

I also use MSI AB, I always set my Fan speed to 77% when gaming, Max Temps I'm comfortable seeing is 75-80C....anymore than 80C I set my fan speed up further.

I do not use "auto" Fan speed at all. With AB you can also set up Fan Profiles, whereby fan speed will ramp up according to the Temps, you simply set-up the curve yourself.

I'm not a fan of testing with Furmark as it puts such a huge load on your GPU compared to the load the GPU will experience with heavy demand games (less)...CTD and high Temps in Furmark may in fact be perfectly fine gaming and really, I'm not interested in playing Furmark ;)

I also have OSD ( On Screen Display - accessed through MSI AB) running in the background so that I can monitor GPU:
1. Core Speed
2. Temps
3. Framerates

while in-game !!
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Old November 16, 2011, 08:14 PM
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Thanks, thats exactly what I needed to know! Appreciate the help.
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