(OC test was stable for 30 mins in furmark and ran 3dmark 11 on extreme perfectly with no artifacts.)
Stock clocks and voltage
Max temp 74C in furmark (stays around 72C for the most part)
OC clocks and voltage
Max temp 77C in furmark (stays around 74C-75C for the most part.)
Performance Results (3dmark 11 scores are performance preset)
3dmark- no OC (P)5300
3dmark- OC (P)5800 =D (nearly as good as a stock 6970 which scores around (P)5900 ^^ Sadly I cant unlock my card.
So am I stable for the most part based on these tests? only thing left to do is game for a long time. ^_^
Also- how long should I expect the card to last when overclocked at these temps? Thanks =D
PS-I made a previous thread on this but discovered that my vram frequency was a bit too high for comfort so it buried itself. I played crysis 2 for awhile and got the usual software artifacting the game displays on even stock on my card. (c2 is patched and drivers are updated for my graphics card.)
am I a-ok? ^_^
EDIT: Just ran unigine heaven max settings 1280x1024 MSAA 4x with no artifacts for about half hour.
Sorry for double post, but it's been a few days with no response, please help. :C Sorry if I should have revived my previous topic. I don't want to clutter up the forum but I find it necessary to bring this to the top. xD c:
For consistent use, yes.. Maybe still monitor your temps on a dual screen with an application such as HWMonitor and yes the temps are safe, GPUs are safe with heat up to 90c, unlike the CPU. Although I wouldn't feel comfortable running them into 75-80c, it's a little counter-intuitive but perfectly fine.