I have been having issues with my GPU (Evga 650 Ti) ever since i upgraded my CPU (i3 3220 to i5 3570k). I have been getting the error "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered." So i decided that i will try and download Msi Afterburner to raise the core clock to the default setting as stated on the geforce website. Will this burn out my GPU? Pc Specs: MSI B75MA-P45, i5 3570k, Evga 650 Ti, Corsair Vengeance 4GB, Corsair CX 430.
No, you can't damage your card with it unless you set the clocks to stupidly high levels (as in, max out the bar), and theres a voltage lock of 1.175v on all 600 series cards.
But what you are trying to do probably won't work.
when i go to set the default core clock speed in afterburner the bar does pretty much go all the way up. before i changed it the bar was only about 1/3 of the way up. should i still hit apply settings?
Well you can damage the card, or at lest shorten its life, if it heats up too much . Anyway you should be ok since the 600 series tries to down clock itself if it gets too hot or uses too much power anyway. Just be sure to watch your temps. If your card is down clocking itself you can actually find your settings decreasing performance.