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I've been looking for a straight answer and have not found it yet. I used to turn the overclock on and off on my x700pro depending on what game I was playing but then I left it on 24/7. What should I do with my 7800GS? Is it safer to leave it running Overclocked or turn it on and off prior to gaming?

Here is what it's running at...

400/650(stock)
480/720(overclocked)<-stable w/ 42c idle...60c full load

Thanks in advance guys and sorry if it's been posted before. I couldn't find it.
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How did you get a 480 stable???
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If it's stable and you have no crashing, I don't see why you should take off the oc, if its running fine overclocked, leave it how it is.
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I have mine overclocked 500/1525 24/7 .. ive had this card for just about 8 months and not one hiccup
    
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If it's stable and you have no crashing, I don't see why you should take off the oc, if its running fine overclocked, leave it how it is.
Agreed. If you've got it running safe and stable at those speeds, it's perfectly OK to keep i there all the time. NVidia's drivers usualy downclock automaticly for desktop 2d use anyway.
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Agreed. If you've got it running safe and stable at those speeds, it's perfectly OK to keep i there all the time. NVidia's drivers usualy downclock automaticly for desktop 2d use anyway.
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How did you get a 480 stable???
I just have really good airflow in my case. It's gutted out and I have one 120mm in the front and 120mm fan in the rear. Underneath the card I have one of those coolers that take up 2 pci spaces blowing fresh air on it. I spent a whole night fiddling to find the limit of my OC's(Core/Mem).

Ok thanks so much guys for the advice. I wasn't sure if the extra power surging through the card would screw it up over time OC'd 24/7. My x700pro was OC'd 24/7 for a bit too and it's fine til this day.
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