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    Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

    Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

    How to Stress Test a Video Card with Furmark
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    How to Stress Test a Video Card with Furmark


    1. Download Furmark from the link below.
    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.

















  1. Posts : 12,177
    Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
       #1

    Nice tutorial, thanks Jon.
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  2. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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       #2

    Thanks Dave. :)
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  3. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #3

    Another excellent tutorial. You do awesome work, Jonathan.
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Premium 64bit
       #4

    Agree with the rest, Great tutorial.
    Im new but you do you some great work.
    -Shaun
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  5. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hello Shaun, and welcome!

    Thanks for the comment, see you around!
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  6. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 513
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #8

    I ran the test for half an hour. It reached 100 C. No artifacts. So, the result is passed?
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  9. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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       #9

    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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