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I just got my first nVidia card in a little over two years today, and have it all running and installed. Its a Gainward GTX 670 Phantom.

Now, back in the day, I had a 9600GT, which crapped out after about two weeks. My friend said it was due to the overclocking software it came with, which OCed it without my knowing, or so he said anyway. What I'm wondering is, well, first, is that possible? And second, if it is, can that happen with EXPERT tools?

I've uninstalled it just to safe either way, but I was wondering if anyone else has idea if its true, or my friend was just pulling my leg.
Edited by Ragnarok05 - 8/14/12 at 10:29am
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I've never heard of that software, get rid of it and install MSI afterburner.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=366203
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Yeah, Ive already got MSI, Im not really planning on overclocking at all, I was just wondering if that software can OC it without my wanting it to.
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post #6 of 11
Was that Gainward Expoertool?

It doesn't really matter. OC software only OCs when you tell it too smile.gif
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Yeah Gainward. Well, thats what I thought, but lik eI said, my friend told me thats why my 9600GT died. Maybe it was a broken card and my friend was an idiot, lol.
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post #8 of 11
I removed that relatively quickly. A standard Nvidia driver with overclocking tools works as well.

However when I had it, it didn't overclock without being told to. Have you looked at settings? It was a simple tool that is provided by GFX card manufacturer as an extension of a standard driver. Even if it will overclock your card behind your back, which never happened to me, you'd be able to see it when you checked frequency of your card when you tested it...
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Well, running 3dMark (Only at the performance test, too cheap to pay for it) and then checking MSi afterburner, my core clock got up to 1176Mhz, shader clock 2352Mhz and Memory clock was 3055Mhz. Which seems about right. Theyre a touch higher than the stated specs, but Id say most cards are like that.

I'm guessing this card is a little bit more advanced than my old 9600GT in terms of safety anyway. If it started to act up from some unknown OCing, itd shut down or do something to protect itself, like my CPU would I'd imagine.

BUt yeah, I uninstalled that Expertools, and everything seems to be running smoothly, so hopefully this card lasts me a good long while.

Oh and my 3Dmark score was 8921, if anyone is interested.
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Well, running 3dMark (Only at the performance test, too cheap to pay for it) and then checking MSi afterburner, my core clock got up to 1176Mhz, shader clock 2352Mhz and Memory clock was 3055Mhz. Which seems about right. Theyre a touch higher than the stated specs, but Id say most cards are like that.
I'm guessing this card is a little bit more advanced than my old 9600GT in terms of safety anyway. If it started to act up from some unknown OCing, itd shut down or do something to protect itself, like my CPU would I'd imagine.
BUt yeah, I uninstalled that Expertools, and everything seems to be running smoothly, so hopefully this card lasts me a good long while.
Oh and my 3Dmark score was 8921, if anyone is interested.
90% of the time the drivers will just crash. Gpu software doesn't automatically overclock gpu's. You have to choose your own overclock settings. I've never heard of that software before. Just try out MSI Afterburner. Its great for setting up profiles and fan settings. If you're going to overclock, keep the voltage and temperatures and a good level and you should be fine.
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