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anyways i was wunderin how great are the chances of messing up your video card/mobo if you turn up your PCI-E speed from 100mhz to oh lets say 105 or 110?<br />
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also i have my video card OC'ed so if i turn my PCI-E up to 105mhz should i lower my video card OC a little?<br />
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thnx 4 the help in advance!<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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You can take your PCIE freq. all the way up to 120mhz safely, however I tend to stick with 105-110 myself.<br />
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And don't worry about downclocking your card, my "detect optimal frequencies" actually went higher after setting up my PCIE frequency, so you're ok there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">You can take your PCIE freq. all the way up to 120mhz safely, however I tend to stick with 105-110 myself.<br />
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And don't worry about downclocking your card, my "detect optimal frequencies" actually went higher after setting up my PCIE frequency, so you're ok there.</div>

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</div>ok thnx 4 the answer but how do you know that for sure? can you show me a article as proof or can anybody else back what he says?<br />
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i just wanna be 100% sure <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I have no proof of the safe speeds, but I know that I had the same question before and asked around and got the same answer. Plus, I have personally pushed my PCIE frequency to 120mhz just to see if I got a boost in perfomance...nothing substantial though. It's much less from 110 to 120 than it is 100 to 110.
 

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I don't think increasing your PCIe slot speed will do anything except heat up your card more and increase risk of damaging it.
 

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Upping your PCI-E speeds won't increase the card's performance. I have heard on the forums that there are some stability benefits, but nothing to risk your card over. Current GPU's don't take full advantage of the PCI-E bus bandwidth (which is why the next PCI-E standard is supposed to deal with power rather than bandwidth), so upping the frequency won't do much for you.<br />
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my <img src="/images/smilies/2cents.gif" border="0" alt="" title="2cents" class="inlineimg" /> - leave it at stock
 
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