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Here's the condition:
I have 2 profiles in CCC-
1: Freq raised from 750/3600 to 790/3800 and fan bumped to 50%.
This loads at 70C.
2. All default settings.
This loads at 85C.

Which will kill the card faster? The higher clock through the old GPU and RAM chips, OR the 15C of heat more?
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post #2 of 12
It is not a question of which will kill it heat or freq it is a question of heat or voltage and both will kill it equally as fast depending if you over volt it to much or over heat it, but overall I would say it is easier to kill it with higher voltage due to the fact higher voltage yields higher heat, while higher heat does not mean you are running at a higher voltage because you control the voltage.

EDIT: but in your case since there is no voltage increase the temperate will affect the cards life.
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It is not a question of which will kill it heat or freq it is a question of heat or voltage and both will kill it equally as fast depending if you over volt it to much or over heat it, but overall I would say it is easier to kill it with higher voltage due to the fact higher voltage yields higher heat, while higher heat does not mean you are running at a higher voltage because you control the voltage.
I can't touch the volts of my card. So all stock volts, in both profiles.
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You may get a lot of varying answers to this question, but if it was my card and I could stand the fan speed at 50%, I would run it at the higher freqs / lower temps 24/7 and never think twice.

In my opinion heat is the killer.
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post #5 of 12
Frequency wont kill a component. You have to understand that Heat is caused by voltage. And you have to understand each aspect of electricity to understand why Heat is created. The ultimatum is, if you don't want heat, then decrease your voltage. Another solution would be to upgrade to a more sufficient cooling.
    
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You may get a lot of varying answers to this question, but if it was my card and I could stand the fan speed at 50%, I would run it at the higher freqs / lower temps 24/7 and never think twice.

In my opinion heat is the killer.
Thank you. Nah, 50% is a killer if ran 24/7- I can't sleep, can't think, can't hear my speakers Its like I have my personal jet engine revving in the living room
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Frequency doesn't damage anything. Heat and voltage are the only two factors that will cause damage to a CPU/GPU.
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heat damages the card , frequency doesnt .
    
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post #9 of 12
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So running the VRAM at 950 or 1000 won't shorten its life span? (if properly cooled)
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Technically yes since it will produce more heat but as long as you keep it below recommended values it won't be significant or even matter for that fact depending on the warranty of the card.

But in terms of percentages I would venture to guess it would be from 2-3% reduced life due to the excess heat.
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