(OC test was stable for 30 mins in furmark and ran 3dmark 11 on extreme perfectly with no artifacts.) --- Stock clocks and voltage --- Core-800 Memory- 1250 VDDC- 1.100 Max temp 74C in furmark (stays around 72C for the most part) --- OC clocks and voltage --- Core- 900 Memory 1300 VDDC- 1.180 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? :P 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? :P 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.
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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.