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Basically my GPU is clocking at 811mhz (def: 780mhz) and memory is at 1025mhz (def: 1000mhz).

I told my brother and he said "dont leave it at the level forever or it will screw your GPU over".

Is this true? Because I dont want to be having to buy a new GPU soon due to some basic OC'ing?
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You have a 4% overclock, nothing will happen. I wouldn't even call yours an overclock lol.

I'm 950/1150 from 725/1000 which is a 31% overclock, and really it will still have around the same lifetime as stock.

As long as temperatures are fine, it's all good.
    
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Well I would make it go higher but the afterburner wouldnt let the slider go up anymore :S Kept going back down to 811 when I hit apply which is weird.
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With a large overclock it may not last as long, but should still be fine as long as temps are ok and it's stable.

Also try ati tray tools; it allows you to set different clocking profiles for desktop and gaming, ensuring longevity for your gpu
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Oo Alias oO View Post
Basically my GPU is clocking at 811mhz (def: 780mhz) and memory is at 1025mhz (def: 1000mhz).

I told my brother and he said "dont leave it at the level forever or it will screw your GPU over".

Is this true? Because I dont want to be having to buy a new GPU soon due to some basic OC'ing?
What are the temps under stress/load? Did you touch voltages?

If temps are good and you didn't modify voltages, the difference in lifespan is negligible or 0.
post #6 of 12
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Didnt touch the voltage and the temps sit around 60.

One guy on a website said:

"Sapphire HD4870 Toxic: Core - 850MHz Memory - 1200MHz"

The Toxic already comes overclocked, but he managed more than me.

Could the fact that I was doing other stuff on the computer (like emails, PDF's, web browsing) effect the how stable it is early on?
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Didnt touch the voltage and the temps sit around 60.

One guy on a website said:

"Sapphire HD4870 Toxic: Core - 850MHz Memory - 1200MHz"

The Toxic already comes overclocked, but he managed more than me.

Could the fact that I was doing other stuff on the computer (like emails, PDF's, web browsing) effect the how stable it is early on?
early on? Do you mean you are doing that stuff while stress testing? Otherwise it doesn't matter....?

60 is more than fine. you have some room still i would say
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Well while it was stress testing using the GPU tool, I was on email and stuff.

When it was testing, the error was flashing up and gone in a flash, and then the text "the last error occured x seconds ago". This may have happened once in the space of 10mins.

So am I wrong in saying that was unstable?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oo Alias oO View Post
Well while it was stress testing using the GPU tool, I was on email and stuff.

When it was testing, the error was flashing up and gone in a flash, and then the text "the last error occured x seconds ago". This may have happened once in the space of 10mins.

So am I wrong in saying that was unstable?
I never run anything while stress testing but I think some people disagree on this. 10 minutes stable isn't even that bad but try running it again. Then try DIFFERENT stress tests. Try different games for 1h+ for example.
post #10 of 12
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Well on the GPUTool them 2 rings come up. And once every so often something would flash and then go again. So am I saying is this unstable or am I being to protective?

And yeah, will be on BC2 later
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