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will underclocking my 8800 for 2D damage it?

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i have a custom 2D and 3D profile in MSI Afterburner

2D: 310/776/450
3D: 735/1836/1170

will having it auto drop the clocks when not in use damage the card at all?
few of my friends say it might put unneeded strain on the VRM's so i just wanted to make sure i wasn't slowly killing it.


thanks

it does drop idle temps from 37C to 30C
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How is it unneeded strain on the VRMs if it's doing less work (unless you mean during the shift, but I don't think that'll hurt it?).
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How is it unneeded strain on the VRMs if it's doing less work (unless you mean during the shift, but I don't think that'll hurt it?).
yes he means during the underclock and overclock shift he thinks it might be putting alot of strain on the VRM's i suspect it isnt doing any damage but i wanted to be sure.

just for reference a spot check of the VRM sinks say it maxes at 41C on VRM's and memory
Edited by philhalo66 - 6/14/11 at 1:52am
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By default the card should underclock to 2D clocks when not under load......so I have no idea what your question is asking.

Especially about the unneeded strain on VRM's.......what on earth do they mean? If it downclocks to 2D clocks when not under load, then it would be causing less strain on the VRM's.....so your friend is a smacktard (assuming he is saying that downclocking to 2D clocks is "bad" for the VRM's)
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By default the card should underclock to 2D clocks when not under load......so I have no idea what your question is asking.

Especially about the unneeded strain on VRM's.......what on earth do they mean? If it downclocks to 2D clocks when not under load, then it would be causing less strain on the VRM's.....so your friend is a smacktard (assuming he is saying that downclocking to 2D clocks is "bad" for the VRM's)
He just wants to underclock the already lowered clocks while it's running in 2D mode.

Also, i highly doubt that it would cause any extra strain on the VRM's, just because it has to do a bigger jump between 2D and 3D.
 
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By default the card should underclock to 2D clocks when not under load......so I have no idea what your question is asking.

Especially about the unneeded strain on VRM's.......what on earth do they mean? If it downclocks to 2D clocks when not under load, then it would be causing less strain on the VRM's.....so your friend is a smacktard (assuming he is saying that downclocking to 2D clocks is "bad" for the VRM's)
nope the 8800 series don't underclock nvidia didn't add that until the GTX 200 series.

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He just wants to underclock the already lowered clocks while it's running in 2D mode.

Also, i highly doubt that it would cause any extra strain on the VRM's, just because it has to do a bigger jump between 2D and 3D.
lol there is no 2D clocks on anything other than the GTX 200 and up card the 8800 series have 1 clock for 24/7
Edited by philhalo66 - 6/14/11 at 2:05am
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By default the card should underclock to 2D clocks when not under load......so I have no idea what your question is asking.
I don't think all of them do. I don't recall ever seeing my previous MSI GeForce 8800GT OC doing any clocking down at all.
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I don't think all of them do. I don't recall ever seeing my previous MSI GeForce 8800GT OC doing any clocking down at all.
i know you can edit the bios and set 2D clocks but from what i hear doing that has a very high rate of bricking the card because the bios was never designed for that.
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I can confirm that my 8800GT doesn't downclock at all. Subbing this thread though, I might do the same if it's considered safe. Less heat dumped into the room sounds great.
Edited by Derp - 6/14/11 at 2:05am
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I can confirm that my 8800GT doesn't downclock at all. Subbing this thead though, I might do the same if it's considered safe. Less heat dumped into the room sounds great.
i can confirm underclocking drops idle temps significantly on the stock cooler it used to idle at 68C but when i underclocked it it would idle at 46C. on my current cooler not as much 7C.
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