Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Will constantly adjusting clocks hurt the card?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Will constantly adjusting clocks hurt the card?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
What I mean is I leave the card at 500/500 by default, and only turn it up when I am going to race. Will this type of adjustment hurt anything, or will it actually lengthen the life of the card? I guess the answer is kind of obvious, but I am new at this so I cannot be sure? Thanks.
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
It won't hurt the card at all. Adjusting the clocks will just give more performance while gaming granted the clock is stable.

Just remember that if the game starts to artifact lower the memory clock or get some better cooling.
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
Legendary
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 ASUS P5B Deluxe XFX 8600GT 2 x 2GB G.Skill PQ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB Windows 7 x64 Samsung 225BW Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC P&C Quad 750W Silencer Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Logitech MX518 Func 1030 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I appreciate the advice. I just started OC last week)
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
No it wont hurt it.. as long as you dont run the clocks too high for the card to cope with you will be ok.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
The card gets up to 55-58 degrees c when I race..about 10 degrees higher when I scan for artifacts.
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › Will constantly adjusting clocks hurt the card?