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Are there any risks with downclocking gpu's?

post #1 of 3
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I want to downclock my graphics card, its a powercolor pcs 290, i know there are risks with overclocking plus it voids my warranty

would downlocking also void powercolor gpu warranty?


i want to downclock the card for mining purposes
post #2 of 3
I think the bigger risk comes from actually mining, high heat will damage the card especially if you're mining non stop.

All they say is that any modification to the card will void the warranty, I think it comes down to 'how' you plan to down clock and simply "what they don't know won't hurt them".
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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

I think the bigger risk comes from actually mining, high heat will damage the card especially if you're mining non stop.

All they say is that any modification to the card will void the warranty, I think it comes down to 'how' you plan to down clock and simply "what they don't know won't hurt them".

thanks + rep

btw the card runs very cool even when mining, the core temp is 71 C, only vrm 1 reaches about 80 C
while vrm 2 reaches 52 C for me

the fan is very loud during mining, on auto reaches over 80%
i could just grab an external fan and shoot some cool air, im sure that would cool it down a bit biggrin.gif
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