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How fast would my 6870 deteriorate running at full load with

1000mhz core
1150mhz mem
1.3v

At least 2 days straight a week.
Edited by Conner - 8/16/11 at 10:08pm
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I think it will largely depend on how well cooled the gpu is. If it is running 90C that whole time, it will likely wear out much faster than if it was at 70C, regardless of clock speed and voltage.
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I think it will largely depend on how well cooled the gpu is. If it is running 90C that whole time, it will likely wear out much faster than if it was at 70C, regardless of clock speed and voltage.
With this overclock the card stays at 69-71C and that is 30% fan speed. 100% Load.
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I am going to bump this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
With this overclock the card stays at 69-71C and that is 30% fan speed. 100% Load.
Seems too cool for me. I would expect at least 80
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U need 1.3v to run those settings? Mine did 1000/1200 under 1.2v
     
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To do it once on a chilly Sunday night and to do it 24/7 with all games are 2 different things.

Keep the temps low, near 80 and you shouldn't affect the cards' life.
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post #8 of 8
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It gets up to 80C in furmark, but other than that it doesn't go above 70C

This card is dual fan, copper heatpipe. It already has a low tdp as well.
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