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GTX 760 safe Overclocking? (Voltage)

I recently bought a new PNY GTX 760 and have been looking into overclocking it a little bit. I have done lots of research on the forums here and other places, however it is not very clear what sort of voltage offsets for different cards is safe. I have read that running a GPU overvolted for a long time can decrease the life of the card, and although my new GPU has a lifetime warranty, I don't intend to ruin it. Overclocking can also void your warranty depending on the company and situation...

Basically what I am wondering, is what sort of voltage overclock is reasonable without damaging the card over time? I am not concerned about temps as my case is well cooled and my GPU already has two fans.

Here is the GPU I have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133498

And yes, I am aware that this is already factory overclocked. Even cards like this are capable of some overclocking.

Thanks for any help!

Specs:
ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
AMD FX-8320 @ 4.5 GHz (1.425 volts)
Zalman CNPS9500A-LED CPU Cooler
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24)
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 7500 RPM
PNY GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB
NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower
Corsair 600W Modular
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  1. Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    Dota 2 player...nice. You can be sure that your GPU will never die for over-voltage with Afterburner o any other program like that since those programs are designed for avoid that problem.
  2. saint19 said:
    Dota 2 player...nice. You can be sure that your GPU will never die for over-voltage with Afterburner o any other program like that since those programs are designed for avoid that problem.


    So you are saying that even if I constantly run my GPU on a big voltage offset I shouldn't have to worry about decreasing the life of the card? Do you have any sources for this information? Can anyone else confirm this?
  3. No.

    What I am saying is that rising the voltage to max will not cause that your GPU dead in 6 months...1 year...2 year or 3 years. I am pretty sure that you won't see any problem with the GPU before you change the GPU for a new one.

    Source: Experience.
  4. saint19 said:
    No.

    What I am saying is that rising the voltage to max will not cause that your GPU dead in 6 months...1 year...2 year or 3 years. I am pretty sure that you won't see any problem with the GPU before you change the GPU for a new one.


    Ok great. How about if I raised the voltage by 24 mV and then ran that constantly. Would I be able to get the GPU to last for at least 2 years, maybe 3? Im a pretty poor University student and definitely won't be upgrading my GPU for a while.

    Thanks for being helpful.
  5. Best answer
    My GTX 680 Lightning has been running for almost 3 years and my CPU for around 4 years more. Both are overclocked and with voltage above the stock voltage.

    Go ahead and check temps that is really important in the GPU, create a fan profiel with Afterburner to keep the GPU cool.
  6. saint19 said:
    My GTX 680 Lightning has been running for almost 3 years and my CPU for around 4 years more. Both are overclocked and with voltage above the stock voltage.

    Go ahead and check temps that is really important in the GPU, create a fan profiel with Afterburner to keep the GPU cool.


    Awesome, thanks man :)

    Out of curiosity what company made your GPU? And what is your CPU? How much offset voltage do you have on your GPU?
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