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Overclocking reduce life span?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello im new to overclocking so i dont know a lot. What about overclocking is reducing the life span of a graphics card? Is it the higher power limit? Higer core/memory clock? Higher core voltage?

Can someone explain to me please. Cause im not sure if i should overclock my asus dual 1060 3gb. i have tried and i got 140+ on the core and 360 on memory, and  power limit to 116.And i has worked perfectly fine under stress.  

I have now removed those settings cause i've read that overclocking reduces the life span of a GPU.

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You'll only really drop the lifespan of something noticeably overclocking if you're really pushing it to the limit. Y'know, shoving boderline-unsafe volts through it and just yeeting the sumbitch. Just doing the normal stuff inside of Afterburner (or whatever you use) won't really hurt it since it's pretty idiot-proof.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

You'll only really drop the lifespan of something noticeably overclocking if you're really pushing it to the limit. Y'know, shoving boderline-unsafe volts through it and just yeeting the sumbitch. Just doing the normal stuff inside of Afterburner (or whatever you use) won't really hurt it since it's pretty idiot-proof.

So was my settings ok or were they borderline bad for my gpu? And should i have my fan speed on 80% 24/7

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1 minute ago, NightBizzare said:

So was my settings ok or were they borderline bad for my gpu? And should i have my fan speed on 80% 24/7

Yeah your settings were fine. Really it's pretty hard to kill a card overclocking in AB unless you manage to fully unlock it.

 

And fan speed is completely up to you. If the noise doesn't bother you, go ahead. Really though, as long as it stays under 85C (the generally agreed upon safe zone) it'll be fine. I'd really only be worried if I saw temps getting into the 90s.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is a picture of my settings while playing fortnite on low settings

So these settings are completly fine? Cause im kinda on a budget and dont wanna buy another gpu cause of a bad oc xd

 

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You'd be reducing it from like 25 years to 24yrs and 6mo

 

Also overclocking doesn't reduce lifespan by itself, overvolting does, it's not the same.


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Don’t see it being an issue. If it fails, it’s from crappy components or user error. 

Do you really need it longer then 10 years?


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