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I've been looking for a straight answer and have not found it yet. I used to turn the overclock on and off on my x700pro depending on what game I was playing but then I left it on 24/7. What should I do with my 7800GS? Is it safer to leave it running Overclocked or turn it on and off prior to gaming?<br />
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Here is what it's running at...<br />
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400/650(stock)<br />
480/720(overclocked)<-stable w/ 42c idle...60c full load<br />
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Thanks in advance guys and sorry if it's been posted before. I couldn't find it.
 

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If it's stable and you have no crashing, I don't see why you should take off the oc, if its running fine overclocked, leave it how it is.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If it's stable and you have no crashing, I don't see why you should take off the oc, if its running fine overclocked, leave it how it is.</div>

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</div>Agreed. If you've got it running safe and stable at those speeds, it's perfectly OK to keep i there all the time. NVidia's drivers usualy downclock automaticly for desktop 2d use anyway.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Agreed. If you've got it running safe and stable at those speeds, it's perfectly OK to keep i there all the time. NVidia's drivers usualy downclock automaticly for desktop 2d use anyway.</div>

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</div>Exactly...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">How did you get a 480 stable???</div>

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</div>I just have really good airflow in my case. It's gutted out and I have one 120mm in the front and 120mm fan in the rear. Underneath the card I have one of those coolers that take up 2 pci spaces blowing fresh air on it. I spent a whole night fiddling to find the limit of my OC's(Core/Mem).<br />
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Ok thanks so much guys for the advice. I wasn't sure if the extra power surging through the card would screw it up over time OC'd 24/7. My x700pro was OC'd 24/7 for a bit too and it's fine til this day.
 
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