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September 17, 2012 8:57:30 PM

I am OC'ing my GTX 560 Ti 448 cores and stressing it with FurMark. I was just curious as to when I know when the card is stable, because I OC'ed it to 900mHz and stressed it and it came out fine so I ran it again, and my graphics drivers crashed. How many time should I run FurMark to ensure stability?

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September 17, 2012 9:17:44 PM

A one and done is not usually a good method to prove stability , in overclocking any component you do want to make sure that you have a completely stable part and that means rigorous testing. You certianly don't want to think that your stable and then start playing a game and then your crashing.
I would try a different software for testing and FutureMark has a suite of tests that can run your components through some tests. 3D Mark would be good to start with and it's free but you can also buy the upgraded version.
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September 18, 2012 10:34:10 PM

Furmark is the best but it has unrealistic loads but really tests the stability of the cards. You also need to let it run for a few hours, i would just open up and play different games and see if one crashes. I played a lot of BF3 and found my card to be unstable so i bumped the voltage another notch.
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September 19, 2012 1:41:29 AM

I just kept furmark running for several hours to see if it was stable. It seemed like the best solution to me as it put it under heavy load.
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September 30, 2012 7:48:19 PM

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