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So I bought an MSI GTX 570 (the OC version) on Friday and will be picking it up after school today. Recently, I have been reading about the 570's like blowing up and frying? Did I mess up buying this GPU?

How can I safely use this card and prevent it from frying?
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So I bought an MSI GTX 570 (the OC version) on Friday and will be picking it up after school today. Recently, I have been reading about the 570's like blowing up and frying? Did I mess up buying this GPU?

How can I safely use this card and prevent it from frying?
Just don't up the volts, and it will be fine
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So I bought an MSI GTX 570 (the OC version) on Friday and will be picking it up after school today. Recently, I have been reading about the 570's like blowing up and frying? Did I mess up buying this GPU?

How can I safely use this card and prevent it from frying?
Stay away from 1.1 volts or more. I would set a limit at 1.88 volts, but up to you. I dont think you messed up. Its a great card for the price.
    
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Hi ii_Wingman. You're always going to see some reviews/posts on forums/scary stories etc about most cards but you should be fine. Obviously if you do have problems you should be covered if you have only recently purchased it.

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But doing mild OC'ing on the card should be fine?
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I would say you did not. Just do not OC anymore than it already is and you should be fine. It appears most of the frying occurs when 1) people OC it like crazy and increase volts. 2) run furmark or any such GPU burner for a period of time.
If you do not want to take the risk, do not do either. If you want to find out how your card performs, just play a good ole game and note the FPS. Or just run a benchmark such as mafia 2, heaven, etc. that does not try to test if your GPU can cook as well.
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What clocks is the card @ now
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Most of the ones you see fried is either because they raise the volts over 1.1 or disable the OCP while doing benchmarks.
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Thanks alot for the advice everyone!
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What clocks is the card @ now
I dont have it yet, like I said I'm picking it up after school.
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