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El Dec 14, 2006, 08:21am EST Report Abuse
I recently bumped my videocard way WAY up higher than what it was at before using Coolbits. It's a 7900GT and it's now at 560/1760. The temperature of the card did not change one bit from this. So I guess what I'm asking is... is this bad for my card? Am I really shortening its life?
Thanks,
Jared


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Liquid Shadow Dec 14, 2006, 08:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Any OC will shorten the life of the hardware in concern, it's the primary drawback of OCing.



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mothow Dec 14, 2006, 09:13am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Jared B said:
I recently bumped my videocard way WAY up higher than what it was at before using Coolbits. It's a 7900GT and it's now at 560/1760. The temperature of the card did not change one bit from this. So I guess what I'm asking is... is this bad for my card? Am I really shortening its life?
Thanks,
Jared


Yes but im sure you will be ready to upgrade way before you'll notice any performance degrading from OCing.I had a 6800NU for almost a year and a half and it was OCed from 350/700 to 400/850 daily and it performed flawlessly the whole time

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Dublin_Gunner Dec 14, 2006, 09:27am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Silicon death from OCing is blown out of proportion. I've never seen anything die from prolonged OCing. Once you dont run it too hot, or put too much voltage across it, you should be fine.

Yes, it will reduce the lifespan of the chip. But so what if it only lasts 7 years, but would last 10 at stock speeds?

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El Dec 14, 2006, 10:04am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Cool, thanks for the perspective. Less worry, more gaming!
Jared

SuPeR Xp Dec 14, 2006, 11:50am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Say a normal CPU at stock runs for 25 years, not that U will be using it for that long ;) if you OC with great cooling, then you will shorten the like to maybe 15 to 20 years or so ??

As long as you have good cooling, OC'ing will not kill your CPU/GPU. They are always made to go a little further via volts.

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Sean Costello Dec 14, 2006, 12:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Does OCing really kill?
Yeah you'll really only kill your hardware if its like running really high OCs, but most of the time it can be fixed with a Restart or a clearing of CMOS.

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