Topic Title: simple health test using catalyst (or something else?) for radeon r9?
Topic Summary: Just want to do a simple health test to make sure the card was installed correctly
Created On: 12/23/2013 11:23 PM
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 12/23/2013 11:23 PM
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jlangton
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I just installed a few cards, the power plugs were a bit flimsy and felt weird when connecting. Their working fine now but it would be great if there was some simple test that I could just run to make sure all is good. 

It seems like catalyst sould be able to do this? I've gone into it, and the performance section, which seems to give some read out of stats. Is that it? The language there makes it seem like that section is only about overclocking.

Thanks

 

 12/24/2013 09:22 AM
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Eydee
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It is about overclocking mostly. If you need to test, use 3rd party tools. One of the most popular is Furmark, which will torture the card to its limits.



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 12/24/2013 10:36 AM
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black_zion
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MSI Kombustor is another one, pretty much the same thing but it comes with MSI Afterburner. When I'm testing overclocks I'll just disable the screensaver and run 3DMark on a loop under the Performance preset. Useless as a benchmarking tool, but it does stress the whole system more realistically than a power virus.

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