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post #11 of 16
Why not, just overclockit if you need a little more fps. I run mine stock most times and sometimes for more fps 900/2000 @ 1.050v.

Just do some test how your cards overclocks and watch the temps.. I haven't even tried 1.1v on my Gtx 570. It does 965/2000 @ 1.088v 3dmark stable atleast.
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Do you guys think if I blew the VRM it would be covered by EVGA's warranty? haha.
post #13 of 16
It will be.
post #14 of 16
Don't listen to the one thread of VRM's taking a dump.

I had mine overclocked 120MHz over stock (850/1700/2000) for 3 months @ 1.063v and the card never so much as stuttered or went above 65*C.

Just because a couple of people had bad luck or decided to overvolt their cards to 1.1v+ doesn't mean that every card will do the same.
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post #15 of 16
If you're worried about it, then keep it at stock. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that - especially if this is a card that you will be keeping for a long time to come.

Besides, it's not like a small overclock will yield more than a couple of extra frames per second, which is hardly noticeable anyway unless you keep close tabs on your benchmarks.

So I won't pretend there is no risk with overclocking, as there always will be, and hardware can still break even if run at stock settings. My approach to overclocking is either go all the way with it, or don't go at all. If you're willing to accept the responsibility and understand the risks, go all out and make your effort worthwhile.
     
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post #16 of 16
Absolutely overclock it. From what we've seen of 570s dying, the ones dying probably would have died at stock but just taken a bit longer.

Besides, there haven't been any that were bought recently that died.
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