I'm sort of a newbie at all this. Just got my first 'high-end" computer a month ago and began reading up on overclocking my 570. I'm stable in Metro, Crysis, and the Metro and Crysis benchmarks. My specs in MSI Afterburner are 950/1900/2270 at 1.1v, that voltage being the max that Afterburner allows. The highest temp I hit during the benchmarks was 79C. Has there been any specs or temperature or anything that someone's hit that will mess the card up right away? I mean, talking in years, I've read that daily 85C or higher temps will shorten life span, given it might be negligable since an upgrade will probably happen prior to the card dying. But, questions are, is there ever an instance where, even monitoring temps to make sure they stay under 85C, there's a chance that something can be turned too high and instantly hurt the card, instead of just having the game crash? And how do you (and is it safe to) turn up the voltage higher than 1.1v? I'm running on the stock cooler, and like I said I'm running about 79C max right now at 950/1900/2270.
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6/1/11 at 10:48am