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Is 1.2 volts fine for a 7950?

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Hey, my replacement 7950 came today and it turned out to be one of the rare 8 + 6 pin ones, oddly enough I haven't been able to reach a stable 1100mhz overclock on stock voltages so i bumped it up to 1.2 without any problems, the temps are in the mid to low 60s which seem absolutely normal, though I was wondering how safe this is, and if it will decrease the life of my card by any rapid amount? (I plan to keep this for another 2 or so years) thanks!
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Depends on temps and ASIC quality, given your temps, which are good, you clearly have a low ASIC quality card so it seems fine.

Whats your stock voltage? Did you just randomly apply 1,2V or did you try lower?
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it showed as 1.188 as stock
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Yes, many cards come stock at 1.25v. 1.3v is upper limit.
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Yes, many cards come stock at 1.25v. 1.3v is upper limit.

I tried 1.3 for 1200 but didn't want to risk anything, i'll just stick at 1.2, thanks everyone
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I tried 1.3 for 1200 but didn't want to risk anything, i'll just stick at 1.2, thanks everyone

1.3 would be fine if your gpu and vrm temps ran cool but some cards have a wall they just cant pass like my first 7970 does 1100/1950 on stock voltages but needs 1.22 to run 1150 and no amount of volts will get it stable at 1200 even under water. My 2nd one will do 1200 on 1.22 and 1100 on stock volts and even able to benchmark at 1350mhz with 1.35.
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