How do most people use thier cards when they are overclocked? I am seriously looking at a MSI 5770 Hawk. Do people overclock thier cards simply for benchmarking and then dial them back down for heavy gaming use? How long can one expect a card to last when its been overclocked?
They overclocked the 5770 Hawk some and stated it was stable.... will this significantly affect life expectancy? I am somewhat gun shy on this because I own a sapphire 4850 that is still functioning but is physically curved a little bit. The card did run for a while on a CCC auto-tune with no artifacts shown. It has an aftermarket zalman heat sync and passive memory heat syncs as well. If I am to buy a 5770 Hawk and give it a 5% overclock I want it to last. This post is all over the place. I thank you in advance for your answers.