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Hey I'm in the process of overclocking my card and I'm using AB. I'm running 935 core and 1870 shader. I have all the voltages to the maximum. Is that really bad for the card even if I stay within reasonable temps? My temp at 99% load is 65 max.
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Hey I'm in the process of overclocking my card and I'm using AB. I'm running 935 core and 1870 shader. I have all the voltages to the maximum. Is that really bad for the card even if I stay within reasonable temps? My temp at 99% load is 65 max.
You want the lowest possible voltage that will run your OC for longevity reasons. You don't want to be pushing max voltage all the time, and it will probably cause a performance loss. Too much is just as bad as too little.
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I can't seem to get it stable at any less voltage. If I even go down 5mv it starts artifacting in Unigine Heaven.
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I don't like to push my cards to the max just for everyday gaming usage, only for the occasional bench run. Anything less than about +15% in FPS is really not noticeable to the naked eye when gaming anyway, so you're really just stressing your card for no actual practical gain. Once you figure out your maximums I'd back off about 5-10% on the clocks and lower voltage accordingly.

That's my philosophy ... others have different ones though so YMMV
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Ok I just want to get everything I can out of this card to get maximum performance in BF3. Maybe I'll try 900 core that would probably be good.
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You want the lowest possible voltage that will run your OC for longevity reasons. You don't want to be pushing max voltage all the time, and it will probably cause a performance loss. Too much is just as bad as too little.
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Also, when adjusting voltages should I only adjust the core voltage or should I adjust memory and aux as well?
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