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So I'm folding with a GeForce 210 (all I have until I get some $$$), I gave it a slight overclock and it gave it a small PPD boost. Of course, folding puts a 100% GPU load on the little guy. You guys think it will be OK to run it like that long-term?

Currently on hour 30 and no problems (I did have one issue where the driver crashed and I BSOD'd at the beginning, but I accidentally clicked on the viewer, figures...) I just don't want to let this run for a week and damage it.

EDIT:
Avg temp before folding: 48ºC
Avg temp while folding: 61ºC 66ºC
Edited by Kaosuonline - 4/11/11 at 6:05am
     
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As long as you're not overvolting it like crazy it should be fine.

Keep an eye on it to make sure it keeps folding, if your overclock is at all unstable F@H will stop working.
     
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Yea it looks like it's OK. Is 66ºC a good temp? It's hasn't budged a degree since it got there, and PPD stats are consistent. I just want to make sure, the load+overclock isn't killing it. This card definitely wasn't meant to fold, or even render the occasional internet cat video for that matter..
     
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Yeah temps are fine.

What kind of PPD are you getting?
     
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For video cards, max temps up to 80-85c are fine. they're made to stand higher temps than a CPU. Also, your card has a max temp of 105c, tho i wouldn't try and fold or run 24/7 on that temp.

Also, if your OC is unstable, BOINC will finish the workunits either sooner than advertised (like 2-4 minutes for a 30-minute work), or will tell you "computation error". That's the sign to downclock a little.

You could still OC it a little bit more to get some more PPD, but don't overvolt it like mad. Find what's the top voltage of the card and, if you can change it, don't ever exceed it. If you cannot change it, don't worry, just overclock until you hit a brick wall. A 210 is pretty similar to a 9400 GT stat-wise, so i wouldn't be surprised if it can be as good as an overclocker. I took my 9400 GT from 550c/1400s/400m to 729c/1800s/602m stable, that's a 30% improvement on core and shaders, and 50% on RAM. Not bad for a budget card
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I ran a G210 (passively cooled) for a while. Great little quiet folding card

66º is great temperature-wise. That wont hurt the GPU at all.
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