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Im pretty sure that overclocking is encouraged with this card, but if i add voltage does that void warranty? jw thanks in advance
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Nope you should be good!!! Just leave all the stickers on and replace the stock cooler if you add anything from a 3rd party before you RMA.

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Did somebody call my name?!?!?

Yes, you should be fine overclocking, if you need to return it just make sure you return it in factory conditions in the physical aspect, and put the clocks/voltage back to stock if you can.
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thanks, but does adding voltage kill your card over time? and also.. im not sure but ithink i saw artifacts after a few minutes in 3dmark vantage with only 840 on core and 2020 on memory.. but then someone said you shouldnt do memory and core at same time jw
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Every video card dies, but not every card truly lives!!!!

I need to sleep, but yeah it will shorten the life of your card a bit. But the card will probably either die before the warranty ends, or after its so outdated its like a the cards of 4-5 years ago today that nobody uses even in a HTPC.


Do core first, max that out, then if you want you can bump memory up as well... Memory doesn't always provide a big bonus in fps, but it could improve them by a few % depending on how high you can get it.
    
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oki dokes.. how do i apply voltage in afterbuner.. like what should my steps be just wondering.. and even doing core clock by what increment should i increase.. thanks in advance and i was to register the damn product but i think the serial number is on the card LOL is it on one of he manuals maybe?
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post #7 of 8
I would raise the core clock 10MHz at a time and test for errors with a 15 minute OCCT test. Whenever it errors, bump up the voltage a notch and try again.

Increased voltage does kill a card faster but it depends on how much voltage increase it is... If you're like me I just gave my video card a nice 70MHz boost in speed, upped the voltage to 1.025v, and I'm done with it. That kind of voltage will really have no noticeable effect on lifetime because the card will be outdated by then.

If you severe overclock and push voltages of 1.1v, that's a different story.
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post #8 of 8
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kk thank you very much.. but how much do i increase voltage at a time and it shows i can increase voltage for different parts
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