So, being the total idiot that I am, I fell asleep while OCCT gpu was running.
6 hours later I woke up and turned it off, and checked afterburner to see my GPU had been running at NINETY FIVE DEGREES CELSIUS!
Which I know is under the threshold for my GPU (Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X)
This happened about a week and a half ago, and I've put a good 60 hours into games since then, with no stability issues, no odd sounds coming from PC, no freezing, performance issues, etc.
But it still has me worried.
I think I've established that the VRM's aren't damaged, but I'm worried now that I either minorly damaged them and they are wearing, or I significantly decreased the lifespan of the VRM's themselves.
I'm not sure if the vapor-x card has vrm cooling on it. I assume it does, but I still am not sure.
What I want to know though, is if the VRM's were above their threshold for 6 hours, I would've damaged them for sure, right?
I would check the VRM temps but it is a non reference card so I cannot check the VRM temps