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1.2v too much for GTX460?

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I currently have a EVGA GTX460 that's on water. I got it up to 1Ghz stable currently (still testing limits) and my temps don't break more than 41c. I a little worried that 1.2v might too much for the chip and will end up making it wear out. Has anyone else been doing this kind of voltage for a long time?
    
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Should be ok. Does your card have any vrm cooling?
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sure does.... They do get real toasty though. Enough to burn my finger biggrin.gif
    
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As long as your temps are in check mate (which they certainly appear to be - although I'd monitor the max your VRMs hit) then I wouldn't worry yourself about it.

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I think its too much teaching.gif
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I wouldn't feel comfortable running that 24/7 personally. Thats a lot of extra juice.
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I'm trying to figure out how to keep it from running at 1.2v when I just during the net and doing light work. Anyone know how to set that stuff up?
    
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post #8 of 13
1.2 seems like a lot, but you sure are keeping it nice and cool.
Doesn't the chip clock down when its not being used for video decoding or
gaming?
Epic temps btw, I break 74°c at 910mhz at 1.037v.
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post #9 of 13
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I'm using the EK VGA HF block. It's pretty awesome.
It does clock down, but it does not reduce the voltage. Stays as 1.2v at all time.... I'm thinking I'm going to have to flash the BIOS with a custom ROM again so that it will play nicely with the voltages.
    
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post #10 of 13
I ran a GTX 460 at 1.087V for a long time and would have BIOS modded to 1.2V except I'm upgrading now.

From my experience it's a great chip that handles high voltage and clocks with ease.
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