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i had my 8800 overclocked 100% stable for more than 6 months and now suddenly far cry 2 throws out black shapes all over the ground and the game freezes but if i drop it back to 700MHz core and 900Mhz memory its perfectly fine is my card dieing?
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post #2 of 17
Nope. Just means your overclock was unstable.
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Nope. Just means your overclock was unstable.
how was it unstable if for more than 6 months i was able to play far cry 2 fine?
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Your card might have degraded a little because of your oc, just simply bring the oc down. Cards dont last forever on oc's u kno..
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Your card might have degraded a little because of your oc, just simply bring the oc down. Cards dont last forever on oc's u kno..
i didn't know they degraded unless they were too hot or voltages were changed oh well i hope to buy a 6950 very soon anyway i was gonna run this as physx but i guess not
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post #6 of 17
Your graphics degraded due to OC, heck they degrade even on stock, but at a much slower rate.
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post #7 of 17
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Your graphics degraded due to OC, heck they degrade even on stock, but at a much slower rate.
but why? i don't understand why i didn't change voltages at all and my max temp was 45C, 99% of the time it was 40C
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post #8 of 17
Read my response in your other thread.
post #9 of 17
All computer parts will degrade over time, even if undervolted and run in very cool temps. That's just the way they are meant to be. You can still use it as a PhysX card, just underclock it less.
    
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post #10 of 17
Kokin is correct, technically, all hardware lifespan's decrease the more you use it, just like all living things have diminishing returns concerning energy for cellular regeneration. I use this analogy as it's a great example. And, of course, if you take care of it and it's properly made it will last significantly longer than if you didn't take care of it.
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