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Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

How to Stress Test a Video Card with Furmark
Published by Jonathan_King
28 Jul 2010
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How to Stress Test a Video Card with Furmark

1. Download Furmark from the link below.
FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
2. Run the .exe file, and follow the installer choosing the default values. When done, start Furmark.

3. Select your resolution from the drop-down menu, and enable the following:
  • Burn-in
  • Xtreme burn-in
  • Post FX
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark-settings.png
4. Click "Settings", and select "Log GPU temperature". Press OK when done.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark-log-gpu-temp.png
5. Press "BURN-IN test", and the test will start.

6. Watch for artifacts on the screen, and keep an eye on the temperature log. If you see artifacts, or the temperature levels out, stop the test.

31 Jul 2010   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Nice tutorial, thanks Jon.
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31 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks Dave. :)
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Another excellent tutorial. You do awesome work, Jonathan.
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22 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Premium 64bit

Agree with the rest, Great tutorial.
Im new but you do you some great work.
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22 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Shaun, and welcome!

Thanks for the comment, see you around!
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04 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I am running test right now... but It seems fine so far: reaching Frames of 20000 @ 87'C. Do I have to just keep doing it until it reaches crash...? Not sure what to do from here..haha
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05 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64

Run it until the temperatures stop increasing; usually less than ten minutes, If you don't see any artifacts or distortion on the screen, consider the test passed.
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04 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I ran the test for half an hour. It reached 100 C. No artifacts. So, the result is passed?
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04 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64

Passed, yes; problem identified, perhaps. 100C is quite high, even for a GPU. nVidia GPUs can supposedly reach 105C safely, but reports have temperatures in the lower 90s causing problems as well.

I'd say work on bringing those temps down; use a can of air to blow out heat sinks, fans, and air vents.
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