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DRen72
11-27-07, 02:46 PM
Just wondering if anyone here has ever killed a video card from overclocking it too high?

I have not, but I'm thinking of trying higher clocks on my GTX. Its at a very stable 620/1500/2000 right now and hovers in the low to mid-60's on load's with the Thermalright cooler. I see others getting better clocks and I've not been brave enough to try it yet.

CaptNKILL
11-27-07, 03:02 PM
Never had anything die directly because of overclocking, but I did have a Geforce 4 Ti 4400 that died after a year or two of use while it was overclocked. Those things died all the time though, so the overclocking may or may not have made any difference.

LORD-eX-Bu
11-27-07, 03:04 PM
heh, my Ti 4600 died too, but not because of overclocking... damn you PNY.

qube
11-27-07, 03:07 PM
just clock it so it freezes windows go back some MHz run 3dmark 06 and so on
and no i do not think you can damage your card just maximum overclock it

GeniusPr0
11-27-07, 03:25 PM
i killed a gf2 m200 overclocking. its harder to kill gpus nowadays

CaptNKILL
11-27-07, 03:27 PM
i killed a gf2 m200 overclocking. its harder to kill gpus nowadays
Why the hell were you overclocking a geforce 2 mx200? :lol:

LORD-eX-Bu
11-27-07, 03:28 PM
:rofl

hey back then I did the same with a GF2 MX400 but it didn't die, I tried to get Nemu64 to play smooth :lol:

Athena
11-27-07, 03:32 PM
pretty funny posts so far here's my story, yes I OC'd my card and yes it died. But it had nothing to do with my having OC'd it it had to do with some thing else. So its not my fault!!! I am just a victim here people!!

So I had to wait for more money to come in so I could get another video card to OC. Grrrr

shabby
11-27-07, 04:30 PM
My geforce 6800nu died after a year, it had extra pipes/vertex unlocked and was overclocked.

Ricardo888
11-27-07, 04:37 PM
I had a radeon 9 series and after overclocking i ran it at 100% and removed the cooler it didnt work after thet

odin20
11-27-07, 05:16 PM
think i killed a 8800gtx the day i got it home.
I had my first 8800gtx overclocked to 630 core 1003 mem and forgot to reset everything when i installed the second card. Well rivatuner auto ovewrclocked both and i killed my ram cause the second cards fan wasnt at 100% like the first ones.
Coulda been a coincidence but im pretty sure i fried the ram.
Sent it back and they are sending another.

Daneel Olivaw
11-27-07, 05:28 PM
No, but I did kill a Ti4200 by plugging it upside-down in the unprotected AGP slot of a caseless motherboard...:headexplode: Luckily the store replaced it without asking questions. Maybe because I got nosebleed in front of the cashier while returning it.

I'm dead serious.

LORD-eX-Bu
11-27-07, 05:33 PM
No, but I did kill a Ti4200 by plugging it upside-down in the unprotected AGP slot of a caseless motherboard...:headexplode: Luckily the store replaced it without asking questions. Maybe because I got nosebleed in front of the cashier while returning it.

I'm dead serious.

when all else fails a little blood goes a long way :lol:

stncttr908
11-27-07, 05:34 PM
Never had a video card die on me from overclocking, but oh man, have I had many a video card die on me.

$n][pErMan
11-27-07, 06:16 PM
overclocked my Ge4 for 2 years ... and my Ge6800GT for 2 years... both still work just fine :) I think as long as you dont touch voltages your fine. The worst you could do is make it unstable in which case you bring the overclock back down. I fried a Ge2 Ti once though on an old Soyo board... I plugged in the +12V connector into the motherboard for an AGP Pro card which gave that card 0.1 more volts than it was rated for.... opps.

sillyeagle
11-27-07, 06:29 PM
I've never had a piece of hardware fail on me, ever.

DRen72
11-27-07, 08:32 PM
Ok, so the majority is that overclocking does not kill a card, it typically locks up first.

So, having said that, should I push it further than 620/1500/2000?
Temps at max load are in the low 60's and it runs fine.

SH64
11-27-07, 08:36 PM
Palit 6800nu

unlocked pipes/overclocking mem and core.

first 6 months no overclock then i tried oc'ng. after a year and couple of months. it died.
May your 6800NU R.I.P. :|

MUYA
11-27-07, 09:00 PM
Never had problems with overclocking a vid card. Although, the only card that died on me was a 9700Pro

SeriTonin
11-27-07, 09:21 PM
overclocked a 9800 non pro, oc'd it to a pro, screen got a bunch of funny lines, never went away, card rendered useless. boo.

WeReWoLf
11-27-07, 09:53 PM
Overvolted a 5700U. Fried the card, motherboard, RAM, Power Supply and Sound Card. Everything else worked fine. Did one of the volt mods you can do with graphite pencils, must have stuffed up somewhere.

crainger
11-27-07, 10:08 PM
I had a 6800GT die. I had it volt modded for a few months, then went back to stock. So perhaps I killed it, perhaps it died on it's own.

Blacklash
11-27-07, 11:55 PM
No.

I once got a 9800Pro with bad ram, and the first X1900 XT I had died after a few hours at stock speeds. Other than that I haven't had dead cards or cards with problems.

sillyeagle
11-28-07, 12:12 AM
Ok, so the majority is that overclocking does not kill a card, it typically locks up first.

So, having said that, should I push it further than 620/1500/2000?
Temps at max load are in the low 60's and it runs fine.

Sh!t, mine runs in the low 80's under load, so I'd say go for it. Just get your self ATItool, and use that. Its got a built in stress test and artifact scanner. That way you can test on the spot without having to load a game or something. Plus it lets you load your OC profile when windows boots.

If your memory is clocked to high you get artifacts, and if your GPU is clocked to high it locks up your system. The built in stress test/artifact scanner seems to be just as demanding as any game out there, and will report artifacts long before you would ever seem them visually, so its a superior way to test for stability.

http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

SlieTheSecond
11-28-07, 12:26 AM
I bought an 8800 GTS 640 the day they where released. Ran it for a few hours, then overclocked. About 5 seconds after applying the overclock, bam the card was dead.

I am pretty sure the card was defective to begin with though. Closes I ever came.

Unless you do something really stupid like trying to pump 100 volts and 2ghz clock. Chances are you will not harm it. It will either freeze, or reboot.

Do it in small increments and don't increase any voltages, you are pretty safe. Increasing voltages, well thats your own risk.