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How far can can you onderclock till you damage a gpu?

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How much percent can you onder a gpu (a 8600m gs in my case) so it will still work and don't get damaged?
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1) Underclock
2) Why would you want to? But as far as I'm aware, as long your supply enough power to go from A to B across all points, the card should still function.
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Won't get damaged, it will just be unstable. All you can do is trial and error to see how low it can go.
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post #4 of 7
If you refer to underclock, you won't damage it. But, you may experience instability if you underclock too much, but when you raise the clock up to stock they will go away.

If you refer to overclock. Dont do it!, you sound too inexperienced for it!
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Lol, because I accidently wrote onderclock instead of underclock (onder=under in dutch), because I was in a hurry, everyone here gets crazy.
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post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Magix View Post
1) Underclock
2) Why would you want to? But as far as I'm aware, as long your supply enough power to go from A to B across all points, the card should still function.
If you change the speed, does the voltage automaticly change as well?
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Originally Posted by jessonei View Post
If you change the speed, does the voltage automaticly change as well?
it shouldn't.. usually GPU voltages are locked, in some cases they can be volt modded, or changed with some newer GPUS.
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