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Life Expectancy

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June 28, 2010 1:57:54 AM

How much will stable overclocking reduce the life of your video card?

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June 28, 2010 2:04:25 AM

Depends how much voltage you add, the temperatures the GPU runs at, and how long you run the card for.
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June 28, 2010 2:05:04 AM

If it is truly stable, the temps are fine, and you didn't overvolt the graphics card then it doesn't.
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June 28, 2010 2:17:06 AM

This is going to be on a MSI 5770 Hawk. 3dGuru added voltage and it seemed to run fine. I wondering if it would be ok long term.
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June 28, 2010 2:30:04 AM

Please define "long term" first. Is long term 1 year? 2 years? 5 years?
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June 28, 2010 2:44:56 AM

Shadow703793 said:
Please define "long term" first. Is long term 1 year? 2 years? 5 years?



I'm working on building somewhat futureproof gaming build with a GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 as the basis, and a AM3 965 BE for the processor. I don't have alot of money and want this system to last. I just don't want to get nice components for my system and not get the most out of them. At the same time I don't want to overtax them and shorten thier life. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also thoughts on the motherboard? Should I get a 890?
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June 28, 2010 2:46:18 AM

Shadow703793 said:
Please define "long term" first. Is long term 1 year? 2 years? 5 years?


I would like the system to last a minimum of 3 years.
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June 28, 2010 2:58:59 AM

If you go the AMD make sure you keep the CPU under 60c and the GPU under 80c. Should last you over 5 years as long as you monitor temps and clean/dust your hardware at least every 6 months.
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June 28, 2010 3:14:48 AM

OvrClkr said:
If you go the AMD make sure you keep the CPU under 60c and the GPU under 80c. Should last you over 5 years as long as you monitor temps and clean/dust your hardware at least every 6 months.


Thoughts on motherboard?
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