Video Card Stability Test

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent video card tool"

    February 20, 2010  |   By Razinhail

    Pros

    After benchmarking, it gives you results of your card vs other cards in the same "performance bracket".

    Cons

    Locks up from time to time if you have video driver issues. Always when updating or installing drivers remove old ones first with a program like Driver Sweeper. THEN install new or updated drivers. This solves 97-98% of all driver related issues.

    Summary

    The earth doesn't spin in a way one might imagine, as one reviewer noted, but it's not spinning to replicate reality, it's spinning to test your video card's ability to draw it. Spinning textured spheres can be very challenging for video cards.

    Be sure you have the up to date version, as the older one doesn't report FPS (frames per second) accurately. The older version said my Nvidia 9800 GTX+ scored a whopping 12,430 FPS! LOL The new and updated version correctly reported around 700 FPS, and actually makes my video card get hot during testing, so I know it's working hard!

    If you're going to do a bench mark, make absolute sure you have a temperature program open and running at the time of the test so you can monitor temps and prevent any possible damage to your video card. Altho one 3 minute benchmark shouldn't cause any heat related damage, an all night stability test can cook a video card like bacon! If you're going to run a stability test, check in on it every 30 minutes or so and check temperatures just to make sure this won't happen to you.

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