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How long does a radeon hd 6990 last?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 15, 2013 5:36:27 PM

So basically I might fix my pc soon due to its problems described in previous threads and I have a radeon 6990 which I would like to use as a replacement with my current nvdia geforce 8400gs . I would like to know how long can a radeon hd 6990 last and if there is possibility of extending the graphics card's lifespan.

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December 15, 2013 7:18:55 PM

The card will last a long long time if treated properly. Since it is a few years old (model-wise), the first thing I'd do is clean the old (probably dried out) thermal paste off and replace it with some high quality stuff like MX-4. Keep the card clean of dust during use to help keep it cool. Be sure to have good air flow to the card to expel heat. Heat and over-volting will take its toll on the card sooner than most anything else. And lastly, feed it with a quality PSU that is free of spikes and ripple. All this is especially true with a hot running CF card like the HD 6990.

I still have a 8800GTS that is running just as good as it did when it was when it was new. But like anything with electronic components, someday it will die.