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What are the disadvantages/risks of running higher voltages on GTX560?

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For the past couple months I've been happy with the performance of my MSI GTX 560 ti TWII, keeping it at slightly higher than stock voltage with a core clock @975 for 24/7 use. However, I've been able to hit 1000 on the core with higher voltage (1100-1150). Though running at these settings does produce significantly more heat than stock, it still only maxes out at around 80-85 degrees or so, which I know is perfectly safe. It also runs louder, but I wear a headset while gaming so that doesn't matter either.

My question is, besides the noise and heat, what sort of problems could I potentially see if I decided to run with up to 1150 voltage 24/7? I know it would probably degrade the life of the card, but I plan to upgrade within 3-5 years at most anyways. Are there any dangers with the card bricking or something?

Thanks!
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The same danger applying additional voltage to a chip. Eventually, the chip will be unable to discern between what's a 0 or 1 without additional voltage - leading to errors (artifacting).

You may be taking off a week, a month or years from the life of the card. There's no guarantee when overvolting.
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Thanks for the reply.
I know there's no guarantee on anything, but should the card survive on say, 1100 voltage for 3 years at least?

It's within the range that Afterburner allows it to modified, and the card itself advertises its unlocked voltage, so I guess it's not too extreme.
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Sure it could. I'm not able to see in to the future though .

Many people have put crazy volts through their hardware and it lasts them years. Others have done a few suicide runs and a day later it dies on them. It just has to do with the batch, voltage and alignment of the moons.
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Haha, alright. I'll take my chances for this one, hope it lasts.
Thanks for all the info!
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