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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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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.
Even though 1.1v has supposedly killed some 570's it's nothing I'd be worrying about with decent temps. 950MHz core is a very nice OC.

You can increase the voltage by flashing a unlocked BIOS on the card, but I wouldn't go beyond 1.1v on stock cooling.
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So does anything ever happen where a card is instantly fried? Or will I be ok as long as I keep an eye on the temps? Because I'm capable of watching the temps but the only thing that makes me nervous is something happening that doesn't give any warning signs.
And I think you're right, I'll stay at the max 1.1v for now.
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So does anything ever happen where a card is instantly fried? Or will I be ok as long as I keep an eye on the temps? Because I'm capable of watching the temps but the only thing that makes me nervous is something happening that doesn't give any warning signs.
And I think you're right, I'll stay at the max 1.1v for now.
Well the issue with the 570 is similar to the 590's problems, the VRM's can't handle much more than stock load. So when overvolted/overclocked it's possible one dies under the pressure.

When you hear this, you're in trouble.

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So this 950/1900/2270 I got going for me isn't safe even at 79C max temp?
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It's a two-side story really. There are many running 1.1v/950c without any problems or signs of failure, but in the ''Have you killed a 570'' thread there are a few cases of cards dying from overvolting in general, sometimes not even to 1.1v.

The overall idea seems to be that 1.1v is the safe limit, beyond that it's unclear what the odds are.
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I wasnt too happy about going gright up to 1.1v, so have been running at 1.05v with a core of 900. temps never go above 85C
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Are there any hardware differences between the eVGA GTX 570 SC and the SSC/FTW cards or is it just the BIOS the cards are running?

If they're the same hardware, is there any way someone can post the FTW BIOS and tell me how to flash a SC to the FTW specs?
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I wasnt too happy about going gright up to 1.1v, so have been running at 1.05v with a core of 900. temps never go above 85C
Just curious, do you have the Twin Frozr 2 or the non reference TF3 design?

Also, was 900 core and 1.05v your first try at OC. Was everything stable? Also, what did you have your memory and shader to, if i don't mind asking?

And I'm kind of surprised you said temps don't go above 85, cause the Twin Frozr cards generally run cool and usually go high as 75 degree'ish under full load.
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I read on the EVGA.com FAQ that overclocking the card doesn't void the warranty. So I probably shouldn't be so worried about running the 950/1900/2270 @ 1.1v since I can just RMA it if I have to?

Also, I bought the PC as a custom build from another site, so since I didn't directly buy the card from EVGA, this doesn't effect anything to do with the warranty right?
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