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Will Running Low 3d Clocks Decrease GTX580 Life?

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I'm running dual monitor on my GTX580 and it will only go as low as low 3d clocks, so core clock, memory clock and voltage all run at 100%, but GPU load is 5% and Memory Use is 280MB, I know this is normal for a dual monitor setup but is it going to decrease the life span of the card if I leave it at low 3d clocks all the time?

GTX580 880/1760/2100 @1.088V

Ambient: 26C
idle temps: 37C - 40C
low 3d clock temps: 46C - 48C

Bad Company 2: 60C - 65C
Heavens Benchmark: 70C - 75C
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 7/18/11 at 11:26am
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Nope it won't
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No, actually, the idle temps should be lower and they are since it's probably downclocking itself by 90%, hence the lower temps.

If we were to get technical even a .1% temperature decrease would in theory increase a card's life span, but, not by any amount any known measurement could detect. Properly maintained video cards should last 5-6 years. There's many other variables to this too, overclocking obviously being of of them.
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Not at all. If it does, it'll be so negligible it won't even matter!
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Thanks, so the low 3d clocks won't decrease the life span noticeably, that's all I wanted to know. I've updated my original post with temps in game and benchmark.
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