Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by Uzii305, Jan 31, 2011.
Im jus curious cus im a little nervous about o/c my gpu
Mine is still good so far, and I've been OC'ing the GPU since I bought in August.
As long as you don't tweak with the voltage and monitor the temperatures closely nothing should go wrong, except your GPU was a little bit weird to begin with.
just dont go nuts. Go up in small increments.. test for stability and temp. Remember each GPU is made in the creators image but they are each individuals and have their own characteristics.
Is this meaning overclocking the GPU on the nvidia video card? How is this done exactly? (brand new laptop owner)
you download tools like EVGA Precision and just oc your card to the desired clocks.
you wont fry your card if you are always monitoring temps, but yes, it will reduce the chip life and maybe the chip will begin to cause problems maybe in 1 year, 2 years of constant OC use.
Will this happen even if the GPU is running relatively cool? With mild overclocks the GPU in my m11x R2 never reaches temps above 63-65 Celsius while gaming. I think you need to push the chip to dangerous temps/voltages to see degradation.
its near impossible to mess your chip up with the stock voltage. just monitor your temps and find out what temp is the max you chip is designed for, if your load temps stay about 25% under the max temp you should never have issues.
OC as high as you can get stable with, and then back it off 25mhz or so. ive done this with almost every CPU and GPU ive owned and none of them broke. the only time your asking for problems is if your running realy close to the max temps all the time. or if you add more voltage to the chip.
as far as OCing reducing the life span of yout chip? again, only a issue when temps are too high and or you are sending more than the stock voltage to the chip.
Well, there is the rumor that a increase in temperature by 10 degrees havens the lifespan of the chip.
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