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Can overclocking/overvoltaging/crashing slowly degrade your GPU?

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Greetings and I apologize if this question sounds silly, but I have always been wondering if it's actually worth overclocking your GPU and risking damaging or degrading it over time just to achieve a couple more frames per second.

Also, if you try to push your card and see it's limits and let's say it crashes during games/benchmarks, can it have a negative effect on it's performance in the future so in a few words, can crashing degrade the card or there is no way to damage the hardware by pushing the card?
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overvolting of course. and overclocking does degrade life, aslong as you have proper cooling your fine.

not sure about crashing tho. driver crashing no.
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overvolting of course. and overclocking does degrade life, aslong as you have proper cooling your fine.

not sure about crashing tho. driver crashing no.
When you say overvolting how much do you actually mean? For example MSI Afterburner allows me to use up to 1.1mV, which is supposed to be a safe voltage, but still it's more than the default 1mV. Is this considered overvoltaging and could degrade the card?
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