No problemo. I am very glad to be of assistance.
Enjoy that new video card brutha.
As for testing for a stable overclock...i always start with 3dmark 11. It just makes sure it will run something easy OCed. Then its off to 3D mark vantage for some reason it seems to find unstable OC's better then 3dmark11. Then i like to use The heaven benchmark with tesselation at high and the final test is furmark.
Also i like to keep GPU-Z running during all tests. With the sensor graphs it will show you voltages fan speeds memory usage , pretty much everything you need to know.
Its also a great tool if you happen to come across some stuttering at high AA and AF setting in some games since it will let you see your how much memory buffer on the card is using. If you see your memory is maxing out start turning down the AF or perhaps some in game settings, but if you are gaming at 1080p your 2gb frame buffer should be A OK
With my EVGA 560tis SC's running at 965 core "900stk" and memory at 2400mhz "2100 stock" and they only have a 1 gb frame buffer I was getting some stuttering in BF3 every once in a while even with my 2600k and 8 gb of vengence ram running at103.2 x 45 for 4644mhz @ 1.380 volts making my ddr3 1600 memory run at 1749mhz, since i could not get it to run at 1866. Anyways i fixed the stuttering and increased performance of my I72600k with Hyperthreading by disabling core parking in windows 7. Disabling core parking on all intel i7 cpus gives a dramatic increase in win rar performance and fixed my BF3 stuttering. I even noticed a increase in win rar performance with my i3 2120 series chips since they too have hyperthreading. It is very easy to disable core parking just google it. Even though it does not take all that long to unpark a core its long enough to cause stuttering in some cases. Lynnfield, gulftown all HT i7 chips get a boost in win rar too.
Until we get a TRUE TR review with sandy, sandy-e, ivy bridge, Lynnfield and gulftown CPUs with core parking disabled and enabled to see the gains or no gain throughout the Whole CPU test suite along with gaming. I would also like to see if disabling core parking does anything for frame times on video cards. You never know it just might lower frame time latencies "shot in the dark" but it sure is worth a review. It mainly has to do with I7 cpus that have HT but i would like to see a 3570k or 2500k in there just to make sure disabling core parking does not work on non HT CPUs
To the TR benchers please do a review on Disabling core parking for everyone. I have searched HI and LOW and have yet to find a full review on the advantages and disadvantages of Disabling core parking. I don't ask for much from the TR gods But i am Now. I think we are all loosing a slight to a good bit of performance from win 7s core parking routine.
Adding a Blowdozer or trinity also with core parking disabled would be nice.
2600k@4848mhz @1.4v CM Nepton40XL 16gb Ram 2x EVGA GTX770 4gb Classified cards in SLI@1280mhz Stock boost on a GAP67-UD4-B3, SBlaster Z powered by TX-850 PSU pushing a 34" LG 21/9 3440-1440 IPS panel. Pieced together 2.1 sound system