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GPU Overclocking questions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I have an Evga 2080 Ti and I have a few questions regarding overclocking, 
1. If my games run fine w/o crashing is running a stress test still necessary? If so any stress test suggestions?
2.  I haven't touched any of the voltage settings on afterburner and bios, so it shouldn't go high enough to cause damages right?
3. is 80C a safe temp for full load/gaming? Im fine right now (with +140 on core/+1000 on memory) it only goes up to 62C, at full load, but during the summer it gets pretty warm in my room

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Overclocking to the point of damage is likely impossible in the world of GPU boost.  The drivers and firmware have voltage and temp limits in place to keep damage from happening.

 

At worst you will have to reboot and lower your overclock.

 

Stress testing is still a good idea.  Having a hard lock or game crash when playing online or when you haven't saved is a PITA.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

Overclocking to the point of damage is likely impossible in the world of GPU boost.  The drivers and firmware have voltage and temp limits in place to keep damage from happening.

 

At worst you will have to reboot and lower your overclock.

 

Stress testing is still a good idea.  Having a hard lock or game crash when playing online or when you haven't saved is a PITA.

Any suggests software for stress testing?

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6 hours ago, Dino guy said:

Any suggests software for stress testing?

Or just run Furmark/Kombustor built in to MSI Afterburner since you mentioned you're using that. It's the K somewhere in the interface.

 


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Furmark, 3dmark, heaven or valley benchmark, maybe even just benchmarks in a few games if they have them


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34 minutes ago, Dino guy said:

1. If my games run fine w/o crashing is running a stress test still necessary? If so any stress test suggestions?

No, assuming you gave the card sufficiently long to "bake in" while playing the game.

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2.  I haven't touched any of the voltage settings on afterburner and bios, so it shouldn't go high enough to cause damages right?

Supposedly there's a hardware voltage limiter to prevent this. Otherwise the GPU's firmware has a soft-cap.

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3. is 80C a safe temp for full load/gaming? Im fine right now (with +140 on core/+1000 on memory) it only goes up to 62C, at full load, but during the summer it gets pretty warm in my room

Yes. That's supposedly the design temperature for NVIDIA GPUs anyway. It's when the GPU approaches 100C or thermal throttles (i.e., cannot maintain base clocks) when it becomes a problem.

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