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    Something I have noticed about these cards, they are great but they have a issue. For me they appear to overcock and function great for even heavy gaming, but under OCCT testing, with even slight overclocking I get errors. Not many errors mind you but errors all the same. This has happened on the all cards I have owned from MSI Twin Frozer line, 5850, 460s and now 560ti s. I have heard this is from the voltage regulator overheating under stress testing what do you think? FYI at stock they were all error free even under OCCT. Also has anyone noticed the same issue and how the heck does kombuster work does it report error?
     
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    .... this might explain why all of my msi 470s only ever did 750 mhz for me, but hit up to 850 mhz for others. I use OCCT pretty exclusively for testing cards, then I move on to crysis after. I might start going by crysis only. It's hard for me to believe it's just over heating unless they're using a cheaper part though, both had very good chip cooling. The only other explanation I had till now was from some pci-e device interference since I've heard of the killer nic effecting overclocks, at least on 775.
     
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    apparently from what I read the voltage regulators are not cooled aswell as they should be but for every day gaming I have zero trouble it is only under prolonged occt that I get errors at higher clocks. If it games okay then who cares but it is just something I noticed. Heck Wizzard doesn't even use it to test his overclocking.
     
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    I guess it depends on which Twin Frozr cards you are talking about. The VRMs are cooled on 470, 480, 570, & 580 TF2 cards, for example.
     
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    OCCT is furmark based, AFAIK, which puts way too much load on the card and probably why you get errors in it more so than anything else.
     
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    If occt uses furmark it's radically improved, as furmark doesn't catch anything these days. You either pass or you're so unstable just about anything would make you crash. As for the vrm cooling I can attest it was excellent on both my 470s.
     
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    Yeah this flaw is only present in Twin Frozr 1 cards, Twin Frozr II and III don't have this problem. I was able to take my chip to 1ghz and 1400mhz with no arterfacts or crashing and played witcher 2 all day.
     
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    ??? I don't think any of the cards we're discussing are tf ones.
     
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    The thread title suggests otherwise? "MSI TWIN FROZR CARDS" ?? My response was for the original post.

     
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    I don't believe there is a twin frozr 1 version for any of those cards.
     
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    Ahh nvm I see what you mean
     
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    Well regular gaming isn't the issue it is extreme stress testing like OCCT
     
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    Forget occt and use both Heaven ans 3DMark11 for inicial stability testing then run high demanding games once it passes both thoes benchies.
     
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    I've always liked OCCT for CPU testing, but never found that the GPU feature was well developed, and more of an afterthought, along with some of the other associated tools with OCCT. So, I honestly wouldn't think too much of it, if you are not crashing in games and other benchmarks.
     

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