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Wear and tear, due to overclocking.

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June 21, 2006 1:18:20 AM

How much will overclocking a GPU decrease the life of a video card? If it is properly cooled, will it balance out?
June 21, 2006 1:58:26 AM

You can't tell how much overclocking will affect the lifespan of the GPU. If the cooling is good, then the GPU shouldn't be worn out a lot faster. This is the kind of thing you can't predict, or expect.
June 21, 2006 7:07:33 AM

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How much will overclocking a GPU decrease the life of a video card? If it is properly cooled, will it balance out?
If kept to reasonable limits(no volt mods), then it shouldn't shorten the lifespan TOO much. Also, remember that video card technology is advancing faster than CPU technology, so what's a fairly good card now, will likely be "extremely" obsolete in 5 years time. This is the same argument brought forward for CPU overclocking, but GPU's take it a small step further. In other words, i wouldn't lose any sleep over it. :wink:
June 21, 2006 11:30:56 PM

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How much will overclocking a GPU decrease the life of a video card? If it is properly cooled, will it balance out?
If kept to reasonable limits(no volt mods), then it shouldn't shorten the lifespan TOO much. Also, remember that video card technology is advancing faster than CPU technology, so what's a fairly good card now, will likely be "extremely" obsolete in 5 years time. This is the same argument brought forward for CPU overclocking, but GPU's take it a small step further. In other words, i wouldn't lose any sleep over it. :wink:

Awesome thanks, I am new to overclocking just thought I might inquire.
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