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Question about power usage when overclocking GPUs

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September 8, 2010 3:58:44 PM

When I am overclocking my video card, does adjusting the core/shader clock speed increase the amount of power used by my cards? I know that increasing the voltage does, but what about the other adjustable settings? I ask because I am using a 1200W PSU to power 3 GTX 480s and an overclocked CPU, so I'm cutting it pretty close. More detailed system specs can be found here if it helps: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289788-28-tomshardwar...
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October 6, 2010 8:31:44 PM

Yes it does increase power consumption. Overclocking = more power period. Now the effect of a slight shader increase can be argued. I personally don't know how much it adds to the power consumption.
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