Otay, then quit bitching...
|Originally Posted by Chaz
Sure, here's how to stress-test the GPU.
1. Download ATI Tool and install it:
2. Download GPU-Z and run it:
3. In GPU-Z, go to the sensors tab and take a note of the clocks and temperature at idle. Check the box to make sure it updates itself.
4. Run the Nvidia nTune monitor and make sure you expand it so you can get the GPU temperature and a graph of the temperature.
5. Start ATI Tool and scan for artifacts with it. This will make the GPU work at 100%.
6. Watch the temperature and see how high it goes. The temperature graph in nTune is especially useful for this; when you start the monitor, click the little arrow button in the bottom right-hand corner of the application to get it to show.
Here's some of my testing:
That was taken right before it hit 90*C and downclocked.
The GPU is the bottleneck in the ATI Tool utility, not the CPU, so it is being pushed as far as it can go.
Let me know how that works out.
|Originally Posted by Mysterio
download and install NVIDIA nTune (5.05.54.00_ntune_winxp_international) from Nvidia's website to access NVIDIA Monitor