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My GTS 450 can clock as high as 980 MHz and run BOINC tasks with ease, but it cannot truly stand other kinds of loads at that speed, like HQ videos or gaming. Only load that it can handle is low quality Youtube vids and regular internet surfing.

I do see some artifacts (small ones) when i play videos or play flash games/animations. They do not bug me (at most 2-3 pixels are artifacted) but will these damage my card?
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Artifacts are usually caused due to heat and heat over a prolonged period of time causes degradation. So the answer to your question is yes.
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All i know is that my old gtx 470 i let do that a couple of times and when i got my 120hz monitor it had red pixels flashing all over it and i thought it was the monitor intill the 2nd one they sent me did same thing so i had to buy a gtx 580 (470 was toast) and learned how to o.c. the right way. I would back it down 25-50 mhz and run what ever program you are using to o.c. with to see if you still have artifacts.
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Artifacts are usually caused due to heat and heat over a prolonged period of time causes degradation. So the answer to your question is yes.

I don't really think heat is my issue, i think either the chip cannot truly handle that speed outside BOINC (which is a bit illogical), the RAM is not being fast enough (to lower volts and heat i greatly underclock the RAM and overclock the GPU) or i'm not giving it enough volts. My card never goes over 80c (and on a single-slot design that's something). Or is 80c really too much? As far as i know, the breaking point is like 94c for the GF106 die.
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All i know is that my old gtx 470 i let do that a couple of times and when i got my 120hz monitor it had red pixels flashing all over it and i thought it was the monitor intill the 2nd one they sent me did same thing so i had to buy a gtx 580 (470 was toast) and learned how to o.c. the right way. I would back it down 25-50 mhz and run what ever program you are using to o.c. with to see if you still have artifacts.

I have it fully stable @ 925 MHz for gaming and Furmark, it's just the 980 MHz+BOINC+youtube combination. I could stop running youtube and not see artifacts, but sometimes i do find a video i'd like to watch.
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I don't really think heat is my issue, i think either the chip cannot truly handle that speed outside BOINC (which is a bit illogical), the RAM is not being fast enough (to lower volts and heat i greatly underclock the RAM and overclock the GPU) or i'm not giving it enough volts. My card never goes over 80c (and on a single-slot design that's something). Or is 80c really too much? As far as i know, the breaking point is like 94c for the GF106 die.
I have it fully stable @ 925 MHz for gaming and Furmark, it's just the 980 MHz+BOINC+youtube combination. I could stop running youtube and not see artifacts, but sometimes i do find a video i'd like to watch.

Then the card is incapable of doing those clocks at the given voltage. 80C is a tad high but probably not cause any degradation.
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Artifacts are usually caused due to heat and heat over a prolonged period of time causes degradation. So the answer to your question is yes.

Heat does not cause artifacts in a causual relationship, but rather an effect of clocking core/ICs to high. More accurately,an inability for transistors to flip, a 1,0, for sent/received bits.

Overtime due to unstable/high clocks via silicone degradation,yes.
 
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