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Undervolting is safe right?

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Well my stock vid was 1.012v, but i undervolted to .950v at stock frequencies. I don't know why I just feel uneasy about going under the default settings, I just feel like the people who made the GPU put it at that vid for a reason. Haven't experienced any crashes as of yet though..
post #2 of 10
Run it through stability testing - they usually put it there because thats what the card needs to run without artifacting and for stability, but doesn't mean it can't go lower smile.gif Its much better for the card to run at a lower voltage if you can, less heat, less voltage, less chance of dying smile.gif
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The only thing you could experience when undervolting is a loss of stability. Electronics only experience damage when overvolting AFAIK.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85;13519107 
Run it through stability testing - they usually put it there because thats what the card needs to run without artifacting and for stability, but doesn't mean it can't go lower smile.gif Its much better for the card to run at a lower voltage if you can, less heat, less voltage, less chance of dying smile.gif

This. For undervolting, I'd make sure it was 15m stable in OCCT though.
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kk good, will test it thoroughly.
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Under volting can be just as bad as over volting. You just see more damage with over volting because of the heat given off and an electrical part just not being able to handle the current. Every electrical component has a voltage range.

Just run a stability test to be sure.
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death;13519116 
The only thing you could experience when undervolting is a loss of stability. Electronics only experience damage when overvolting AFAIK.


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Originally Posted by Rangerscott;13527207 
Under volting can be just as bad as over volting. You just see more damage with over volting because of the heat given off and an electrical part just not being able to handle the current. Every electrical component has a voltage range.

Just run a stability test to be sure.

Uhh... No. My laptop that has been undervolted for 5 years and is still going strong would like to disagree.

Undervolting will not damage your components, it will make them live longer, run cooler, and use less energy. smile.gif
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Uhh... No. My laptop that has been undervolted for 5 years and is still going strong would like to disagree.

Undervolting will not damage your components, it will make them live longer, run cooler, and use less energy. smile.gif

Because you're in a range that it's not hurting anything.
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Originally Posted by Rangerscott;13530927 
Because you're in a range that it's not hurting anything.

As you go lower with voltage, it just causes instability, not damage.

I can only find things on Google relating to how undervolting increases life of components, even when searching for stuff like "does undervolting damage hardware." confused.gif
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