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If you've owned your GTX for a few months, have your overclocks been dying / deteriorating?

I keep having to turn down the memory.. its anoying. At first I had 621/1080 Stable, and now not even 614/1040 is stable anymore.

Wth is going on?????
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electromigration

it happens to every computer part powered by electricity basically

overclocking makes it happen faster
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I;d say just bring your mem clocks down. Heat will hurt it over time. I bought a GPU cooler and my temps stay in the 50's and I've had no issue. The GTX doesn;t like high mem speeds though. Try 621/1000. You won;t find much of a performance increase with 80mhz more in ram speed, there's no point. 621/1000 should work.
    
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
electromigration

it happens to every computer part powered by electricity basically

overclocking makes it happen faster
Actually that's voltage-based. Unless he voltmodded it, it shouldn't happen.

Maybe he just got a bad card, or maybe his PSU isn't doing a good job. Try another PCI-E rail and see if the problem persists.
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Actually that's voltage-based. Unless he voltmodded it, it shouldn't happen.

Maybe he just got a bad card, or maybe his PSU isn't doing a good job. Try another PCI-E rail and see if the problem persists.
Even if you keep the voltages stock, it still electromigrates faster if it's heated too much
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I've had my GTX stable at 1008 (2016) for quite some time now. My core clock 660 is actually only 620 or so, can't find the old thread; 660 just looks higher
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post #7 of 19
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Actually that's voltage-based. Unless he voltmodded it, it shouldn't happen.

Maybe he just got a bad card, or maybe his PSU isn't doing a good job. Try another PCI-E rail and see if the problem persists.
I thinks its the card. Look at my psu (in sig).. that cant be the problem.
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post #8 of 19
I'm not sure man, you PSU seems solid but I think that some 8800GTX's just don't want to overclock very well. When I pushed my card's memory up to about 1100+ and my core clock up a step, I started to artifact like crazy, and the weird thing is, is that my temps were not high at all.
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I run stock.

I guess I'm not in Windows enough to even care.
    
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post #10 of 19
Alright found the chart.


Anyway. Is your card getting enough air-flow? Is it running a stock cooler?
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