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Old March 8, 2009, 08:15 PM
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first time going to the green side and having problems, so i finally put my PC back together with some new parts

But my evga 9800gt ssc crashed second time during folding , usually it crashes with in an hour or two , anyone know a program to check for artifacts for nivida card besides ati tool? I would use ati tool but i get this error "the kernal mode driver does not seem to be running."

So is there something else to test for artifacts besides ati tool?

I currently dont have any high GPU demand games to test the GPU either besides devil may cry, but can't seem to find the DVD
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:23 PM
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OCCT.


Its one of the only programs that will stress multi-gpu configurations. It even has a power supply test where it stresses the CPU, ram, and GPUs all at once.

Get ready for some heat!
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:24 PM
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OCCT.
GPU not CPU.

Use Furmark or ATI Tools
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:25 PM
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ummm yes I know. OCCT has been doing GPU for several months. Also provides you with temperature and voltage graphs after each test.
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:27 PM
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GPU not CPU.

Use Furmark or ATI Tools
+1 for both.

Fur generates a ton of heat.
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:28 PM
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This has all the links to everything you need Overclocking tools of the trade
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:50 PM
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ummm yes I know. OCCT has been doing GPU for several months. Also provides you with temperature and voltage graphs after each test.
OCCT is not useful yet hence why its not recommended.
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Old March 8, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Are you kidding me? Its not useful yet? wow. smoke another
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Old March 9, 2009, 04:30 AM
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FurkMark, no doubt. I can make my GTX285 reach 96C with the extreme burning test, no other programs has been able to do that so far.
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Old March 9, 2009, 04:47 AM
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OCCT helped me find I had defective ram on my 4850, causing me to get artifact ramdomly in games.... This is after reseating the heatsink 3 times and trying different powersupply/mobo combos to isolate the problem that was not related to heat at all in the first place.

Having no more warranty on the 4850, I just took a hammer to it to alleviate my pain. Felt damn good.

So for me, OCCT is very user friendly before going into complicated overclocking tools to diagnose GPU issues. Definitly the first step if I ever get GPU issues again.
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