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Is it safe to add voltage as long as the temperatures stay in check?

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Thread title. My video card is an unlocked 6950 from Msi (the power edition oc). Can i safely add more than 1.3 voltage (max is 1.35 on afterburner) to stabilize overclocks without any harm done to the GPU itself? I recently reapplied the Thermal compound on the die and temps never pass 80 degrees Celsius when extremely overclocked.

In sort, can you add voltage to a GPU if the temperatures don't cross 80 degrees or so without any real long term or short term risk?

Edit: Can this be moved to the General Ati/AMD section, i accidentally posted it here? rolleyes.gif
Edited by Clukos - 7/7/13 at 8:26am
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I wouldnt go past 1.3. Ive seen a few people suggest its safe at 1.35 but most say 1.3 or lower. You dont have that much headroom in temps either. Once you go past 1.3 and overclocked temps will go up pretty quickly and you will end up having to run the fans max. Keep an eye on your VRM temps as well.
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