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Will undervolting my 4-year-old gtx 460 768MB prolong its life?

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I heard about this electromigration thing so I got worried about my old gpu. Might fail me soon. Hence, the idea of undervolting.

Now the question, will undervolting my 4-year-old gtx 460 768MB prolong its life?

Thanks.

edit: I don't know if this is the right place for this. tongue.gif
 
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In the idea that overvolting will shorten its life, yes.
Will it be noticeable? Maybe.
Will undervolting damage your GPU? No.

So go ahead.
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I wouldn't bother undervolting a GPU that has a replacement cost of about $30. Honestly, the board should last at stock clocks and voltage for at least 10 years as long as the caps don't go, and the caps won't be preserved any longer by undervolting it.

Greg
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^ this.
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In the idea that overvolting will shorten its life, yes.
Will it be noticeable? Maybe.
Will undervolting damage your GPU? No.

So go ahead.
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I wouldn't bother undervolting a GPU that has a replacement cost of about $30. Honestly, the board should last at stock clocks and voltage for at least 10 years as long as the caps don't go, and the caps won't be preserved any longer by undervolting it.

Greg

Thanks for the very quick response. smile.gif

Anyway, I think I'll just leave it alone. Let it live in full glory till it goes skull.gif
 
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