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Yea, will folding 24/7 on my GTX 570 running at

1.1V (Minimum stable for 900 core)
900 Core, 1800 Shader, and 2000 Memory
About 70C folding load

Degrade my GPU, as in making it require more voltage for the same OC?

Have already folded for a few weeks for 10-12 hours a day, so I don't think my 570 would explode in flames any time soon. I'm just worried about voltage degradation.
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Not an appreciable amount assuming Nvidia designed the card correctly. Folding isn't that strenuous a task.
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It should be alright but I heard alot of GTX 570 go in flame sometimes even at stock volts. I run 1.1v in mine because it's probably the worst overclocker on OCN and maybe world wide.


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post #4 of 12
Not recommended for 24/7 folding.
Way too much volt for this card for the long run.

And very much so, if you keep it with stock cooling.

That is my opinion. Might be fine for 20 years, but as many 570s had burned out, I do not recommend it.
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post #5 of 12
Have a read

The article discusses CPU, but the concept applies.
post #6 of 12
570's are ticking time bombs as it is. 1.1v is crazy for 24/7 folding.
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post #7 of 12
if you wanna fold on that 570, i would knock it down to a stock profile or whatever you can get on stock volts in terms of core speed.

1.1v for folding on fermi would be asking for trouble imo. The fact that it is also a 570 just makes it plain scary lol.
    
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Thanks guys, I'll lower it to stock.
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Yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. Power consumption in terms of wattage goes through the roof when I OC my 460s, there must be some inefficiency involved because it's definitely not +5% draw for +5% voltage
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Yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. Power consumption in terms of wattage goes through the roof when I OC my 460s, there must be some inefficiency involved because it's definitely not +5% draw for +5% voltage
It never is with anything.

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