FURMARK GTX 680
Hello everyone, i been hearing about using furmark for your GPU to test max temps etc. So i ran Furmark Burn in test for 5 mins on my GTX 680, but after using it i looked up threads of how Furmark can damage your GPU, is this true and if so how can i test to be sure?

Thanks, getting very worried now considering a just got my 680.
Hello everyone, i been hearing about using furmark for your GPU to test max temps etc. So i ran Furmark Burn in test for 5 mins on my GTX 680, but after using it i looked up threads of how Furmark can damage your GPU, is this true and if so how can i test to be sure?



Thanks, getting very worried now considering a just got my 680.

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#1
Posted 04/30/2012 11:14 PM   
Furmark doesn't work on GTX680, its throttled via the drivers. It won't put much stress on the card.
Furmark doesn't work on GTX680, its throttled via the drivers. It won't put much stress on the card.

#2
Posted 05/01/2012 12:17 AM   
All new cards for quite a while should have over-current and thermal protection built in. The driver/gpu should throttle if conditions become unfavorable. Use a couple hours of BF3, Crysis, etc to stress test your new card.
All new cards for quite a while should have over-current and thermal protection built in. The driver/gpu should throttle if conditions become unfavorable. Use a couple hours of BF3, Crysis, etc to stress test your new card.

#3
Posted 05/01/2012 12:55 AM   
[color="#FF0000"][/color][size="5"][/size][size="7"][/size][quote name='BababooeyHTJ' date='01 May 2012 - 12:17 AM' timestamp='1335831460' post='1402809']
Furmark doesn't work on GTX680, its throttled via the drivers. It won't put much stress on the card.
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Thanks for the reply but i would like to hear this from a [b]Nvidia offcial [/b]as i cant find offcial information on this at all. /confused.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':confused:' />

I ran Fur mark on my Brand new EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 /unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> , i ran The furmark burn in test for 5 minutes than 1 hour later i ran it again for 2 minutes. i am so worried about it and cant even game right now because im so worried /crying.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':'(' /> , can someone please explain to me in detail if my GTX 680 is fine or not (PLEASE BE AN NVIDIA OFFICIAL, i need real info /excl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':excl:' /> . i really dont want to RMA just because i ran stupid furmark /wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' /> . i get 70 FPS in Crysis 2 maxed DX11 ultra at 1920*1080 with the high res texture pack, my performence is incredible. my temps are also very good i idle at 29C and load is 66C with my custom fan curve enabled, PLEASE SOMEONE HELP EXPLAIN TO ME IF IM WORRIED ABOUT NOTHING OR WHATS GOING ON. I love my GTX 680 but i feel like an idiot for running furmark. /angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />


EDIT: I just installed EVGA's OC scanner which is an alt to Furmark (it also has a "Furry" test built into it, i was told by EVGA that it is safe to use rather than Furmark /happy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' /> . All my games perform, perfect as you would expect with the GTX 680, no artifacts with the OC scanner or durring gameplay and my temps stay cool. But i really want an Nvidia Offcial to tell me if i damaged my Card running Furmark at all or if im just overeacting /angel.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='O:)' /> . [b]i did only use it for 5-6 minutes and an hour later just another 2 minutes for fun [/b]/argh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':argh:' /> , [b]it was at max 1920*1080 with 16XAA i got over 2000+ fps[/b] [b]but im still worried about the over-rall status of my GTX 680[/b]. like i said i really love this card and care for it a whole lot, i keep it clean and even watch temps and my GPU boost clocks while gaming /happy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' /> , i just want to know if furmark could have done anything at all to my new GTX 680. /heart.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':heart:' />

Thanks so much in advance /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />
[color="#FF0000"][/color][quote name='BababooeyHTJ' date='01 May 2012 - 12:17 AM' timestamp='1335831460' post='1402809']

Furmark doesn't work on GTX680, its throttled via the drivers. It won't put much stress on the card.





Thanks for the reply but i would like to hear this from a Nvidia offcial as i cant find offcial information on this at all. /confused.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':confused:' />



I ran Fur mark on my Brand new EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 /unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> , i ran The furmark burn in test for 5 minutes than 1 hour later i ran it again for 2 minutes. i am so worried about it and cant even game right now because im so worried /crying.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':'(' /> , can someone please explain to me in detail if my GTX 680 is fine or not (PLEASE BE AN NVIDIA OFFICIAL, i need real info /excl.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':excl:' /> . i really dont want to RMA just because i ran stupid furmark /wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' /> . i get 70 FPS in Crysis 2 maxed DX11 ultra at 1920*1080 with the high res texture pack, my performence is incredible. my temps are also very good i idle at 29C and load is 66C with my custom fan curve enabled, PLEASE SOMEONE HELP EXPLAIN TO ME IF IM WORRIED ABOUT NOTHING OR WHATS GOING ON. I love my GTX 680 but i feel like an idiot for running furmark. /angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />





EDIT: I just installed EVGA's OC scanner which is an alt to Furmark (it also has a "Furry" test built into it, i was told by EVGA that it is safe to use rather than Furmark /happy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' /> . All my games perform, perfect as you would expect with the GTX 680, no artifacts with the OC scanner or durring gameplay and my temps stay cool. But i really want an Nvidia Offcial to tell me if i damaged my Card running Furmark at all or if im just overeacting /angel.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='O:)' /> . i did only use it for 5-6 minutes and an hour later just another 2 minutes for fun /argh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':argh:' /> , it was at max 1920*1080 with 16XAA i got over 2000+ fps but im still worried about the over-rall status of my GTX 680. like i said i really love this card and care for it a whole lot, i keep it clean and even watch temps and my GPU boost clocks while gaming /happy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' /> , i just want to know if furmark could have done anything at all to my new GTX 680. /heart.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':heart:' />



Thanks so much in advance /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />

My Gaming RIG - Crysis Killer's specs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Intel Core I7 2600K

16GB Kingston HyperX Gaming series

ASRock Z68 Pro3-M

EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 680

HP w2338h (1920*1080)1080P HD

1.5TB WD Caviar Green

DVD MultiDrive Optical Drive

Built in Motherboard HD Audio

Razer Naga Molten Special Edition

Altec High Performence Gaming Speakers and Subwoofer





Crysis 2 On Ultra/DX11/High-Res Texture pack/1080P with 70+ FPS on a Single Geforce GTX 680. yea, im loving it

#4
Posted 05/01/2012 04:15 AM   
if you have an evga card them down load theyre oc scanner x its just like furmark but made by evga it wont void out a warrenty it is made by the company http://www.evga.com/ocscanner/
if you have an evga card them down load theyre oc scanner x its just like furmark but made by evga it wont void out a warrenty it is made by the company http://www.evga.com/ocscanner/

#5
Posted 05/01/2012 04:33 AM   
It's just a stress test for gpus....... Although it appears this version works on the user. Your fine. Quit stressing out and enjoy your new card. /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />
It's just a stress test for gpus....... Although it appears this version works on the user. Your fine. Quit stressing out and enjoy your new card. /biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':biggrin:' />

#6
Posted 05/01/2012 04:49 AM   
If a warranty would be voided, or a card damaged by getting 100% load it wouldnt even sell.
The thing that can happen with furmark if you dont have enough fans is that the card can overheat.
If a warranty would be voided, or a card damaged by getting 100% load it wouldnt even sell.

The thing that can happen with furmark if you dont have enough fans is that the card can overheat.

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#7
Posted 05/01/2012 06:59 AM   
Yes, you are waaay overreacting, and nobody official from nVidia is going step in, and claim your card is fine from a distance, just as a matter of rule (liability). If you monitor temps/fan speed, you may even notice that games stress the card more than Furmark, due to the driver limiting Furmark. That's what I noticed with my 570.
Yes, you are waaay overreacting, and nobody official from nVidia is going step in, and claim your card is fine from a distance, just as a matter of rule (liability). If you monitor temps/fan speed, you may even notice that games stress the card more than Furmark, due to the driver limiting Furmark. That's what I noticed with my 570.

#8
Posted 05/01/2012 07:25 AM   
[quote name='xorbe' date='01 May 2012 - 03:25 AM' timestamp='1335857117' post='1402912']Yes, you are waaay overreacting, and nobody official from nVidia is going step in, and claim your card is fine from a distance, just as a matter of rule (liability). If you monitor temps/fan speed, you may even notice that games stress the card more than Furmark, due to the driver limiting Furmark. That's what I noticed with my 570.[/quote]
For Real!

How could you possibly expect anyone, anywhere to vouche for the integrity of your card and its physical well-being after your chosen application when they cannot even see the card - much less actually test it?

If this issue is causing you concern, perhaps you could contact the manufacturer and arrange for such testing to actually be performed. This, of course, assumes that you do not take anyone's word for the fact that nVidia cards beginning with Fermi (the 4- & 500s) are designed with a "governor" and that the driver itself will not allow an all-out run on specific tests - FurMark in particular - without you getting involved in very specific - and very warranty-blowing - steps to comepletely disable affected hardware and driver functions...
[quote name='xorbe' date='01 May 2012 - 03:25 AM' timestamp='1335857117' post='1402912']Yes, you are waaay overreacting, and nobody official from nVidia is going step in, and claim your card is fine from a distance, just as a matter of rule (liability). If you monitor temps/fan speed, you may even notice that games stress the card more than Furmark, due to the driver limiting Furmark. That's what I noticed with my 570.

For Real!



How could you possibly expect anyone, anywhere to vouche for the integrity of your card and its physical well-being after your chosen application when they cannot even see the card - much less actually test it?



If this issue is causing you concern, perhaps you could contact the manufacturer and arrange for such testing to actually be performed. This, of course, assumes that you do not take anyone's word for the fact that nVidia cards beginning with Fermi (the 4- & 500s) are designed with a "governor" and that the driver itself will not allow an all-out run on specific tests - FurMark in particular - without you getting involved in very specific - and very warranty-blowing - steps to comepletely disable affected hardware and driver functions...

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#9
Posted 05/01/2012 08:00 AM   
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