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will disabling the power limit on my GTX 580 fry it?

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I want to test my new OC (850/1700/2100 stock voltage) but i also don't want to fry it. SO like the title says if i do this through software will i fry it?
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IIRC it's not possible to completely override the power limit without doing a hardware voltmod. Could be wrong though. You can, however, boost the voltage through software.. what kind of voltage are we talking?
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IIRC it's not possible to completely override the power limit without doing a hardware voltmod. Could be wrong though. You can, however, boost the voltage through software.. what kind of voltage are we talking?

I meant actual power limit the GTX 500 series has a hard coded power limit that throttles the card to 212MHz on the core when you run furmark or occp. i came across this and they claim it can pull 350W by itself http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/disable-geforce-gtx-580-power-throttling-using-gpu-z.html
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I meant actual power limit the GTX 500 series has a hard coded power limit that throttles the card to 212MHz on the core when you run furmark or occp. i came across this and they claim it can pull 350W by itself http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/disable-geforce-gtx-580-power-throttling-using-gpu-z.html

Interesting. Never knew about that when I was rocking a 580. Personally, I don't think you'd instantly fry your card or anything.. but as for the lifespan.. well, it might be detrimental. YMMV. I would probably try it if I was in your position, but I'm not 100% sure of the outcome. Maybe someone who has tried it will stop by and give some input.
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It's not really a "power limit" like you see today on Kepler, or in 5xxx series + with AMD.

It calls only those power viruses and throttles the card no matter what.


There is an ovp built into the card, however where it trips is anyone's guess and it has nothing to do with furmark throttling.
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no it wont... overvolting it too far could though... keep an eye on your thermals.
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