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hey guys got another question for everyone, i was considering overclocking my gfx card i sit about about 40-48 degrees idle and not much more under a load
would overclocking kill the lifespam of the card?
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Not if you test it for stability and make sure it doesn't artifact under full stress.
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Wow...I wish my 8600GTS would run at those temps. I'm at 54 and can easily hit 90 depending on the temperature of the room. I've topped out at 96 degrees and pulled the plug (so to speak) once I saw what it was sitting at.

You have a whole lot of headroom as far as temperatures go. I'd say keep it 80 or below under an artifact scan and you'll be fine.
Edited by Perry - 5/12/08 at 8:56am
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Those are mighty low temps for a 8800GT... do you use any special or aftermarket cooler??
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i keep my fan at 100 percent before ( just a few mins before tho ) while playing and after( also for a few mins after) and run a junky side fan that barely moves air blowing at the side of the card (80mm) just to cirulate the air that the gfx fan moves, and i also have a few (antec blue LED) blowing air directly on the card ( underneath ) i can post pics if you'd like. but without fans on (gfx @ 32 percent) and the front fan not on its @ about 52 degress celcius idle oh and i also leave one them back things off like if u were to plug in more cards that thing u gotta take out i leave them off,
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ok so i got the pic of the temps i also want you to see that the core clock says 648 but on the box it says it should be 600? what is the problem if there is one lol. this is only after css for like 15 mins tho
Also the ambiet temp is 33? if that means anything

Edited by flag182 - 5/13/08 at 9:17pm
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anyone?
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if you oc it might reduce the life span if temps are at like 75+ Celcus by like 2 years but it will last 5+ years plus Evga has lifetime warrenty
    
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if its overclocked wont that kill the warranty?
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if its overclocked wont that kill the warranty?
negative evga cards are for enthusiasts, they are fully covered for overclocking and even aftermarket coolers as long as you put the stock one back on before shipping it back to them. as long as there isn't physical damage you are covered for life.
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