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NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT

How to Test NVIDIA/AMD Performance with OCCT
Published by yowanvista
02 May 2011
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How to Test NVIDIA/AMD Performance with OCCT

1. Download the free 3.1.0 version of OCCT:
information   Information

- Version 3.1.0 should be used as the latest versions of OCCT don't provide the same functionality.
- GPU: MEMTEST will ONLY work on cards that supports Nvidia CUDA
- OCCT can be used to diagnose TDR116/117 errors, faults in the video memory or a defective GPU.
- Also works on Windows 8/8.1.

Make sure you have the latest DirectX 9.0 Runtimes
Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

2. Run the setup, and install the program
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-capture.png
The program contains four different tests as shown below

NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-assa.png
Test 1: GPU Stress Test

In the GPU: OCCT section select your desired options such as your Test type, Test Duration, Shader complexity 1 Hour is usually recommended for the test
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-gpu1.png
Click ON to start the Stress test
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Enabling the Error Check will allow the program to log any errors found in the test

Test 2: Video Memory Test

OCCT GPU Memtest, based on Nvidia CUDA runs a Memtest-like test on your GPU Memory. It is aimed at detecting manufacturing errors on the GPU memory

In the GPU: MEMTEST section select the number of Passes, usually 5-7 will be sufficient for detecting errors
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-passs.png
Click ON to start the Stress test

At the end of each test a folder containing graph will be created in C:\Users\[user Name\Documents\OCCT\[Date] as shown below:
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-folder.png
If any errors are found they will be reported on the graphs

Here is an example of a possible defect in GPU Memory:
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-eee.png
warning   Warning
Monitor your GPU temperatures. If you see artifacts, or the temperature of your GPU exceeds 80C, stop the test.
NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT-tekmps.png

13 May 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Thanks yowanvista

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15 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Good tutorial Yowan, bookmarked.
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15 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks Yowan, this will be helpful.
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16 May 2011   #4

Windows 8 Developer Preview, Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1, Windows 7 X32 SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate X64,

COol Tut, Thanks
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17 May 2011   #5

Win7 Ultimate SP1 6.1.7601 x86

Nice tutorials dude, well explained...
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16 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks yowanvista this will be very helpful much appreciated.
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10 Dec 2011   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Thanks a lot.
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15 Dec 2011   #8

windows 7 home premium

Um, you say there are 4 tests but you've only listed two...what are the others?
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15 Dec 2011   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hecham View Post
Um, you say there are 4 tests but you've only listed two...what are the others?

That thread is from september. I doubt very many ppl will be watching it. If you have a question it is usually better to start your own thread
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