View Full Version : Leavin the PC with an OC?
07-28-05, 05:29 PM
So i'm in the catergory of... " always leaves his PC on "
I have my 6800 GT oc'd to Ultra speeds, but I always put it back to stock after gaming.
I'm about to OC my amd64 cpu as well and wanted to know if its safe to just leave both, the cpu/gpu overclocked at all times since I leave the pc on 24/7, or should I bring both back to stock when not gaming?
07-28-05, 05:45 PM
Yes it is absolutely safe to leave stuff overclocked all the time. Every system I have has an overclocked vid card and cpu and they are all on 24/7.
yes, i leave my OC'd cpu on. also, about the vid card, if you OC the 3d settings only (via coolbits) then it will return to stock speeds in windows (2d) ;)
07-28-05, 07:47 PM
as long as they are fine when you stability test and the ambient temperature in your room doesn't go up 10-20C from your testing you should be okay.
i recommend 3dmark2001, prime95(both large fft and blend), superpi 32m, memtest 86, occt, and s&m for stability testing the cpu and ram. (occt and s&m being the best)
Thanks guys, I'll give some of those progs a d/l
07-29-05, 06:54 PM
Well in general long as everything is cool it does not matter. But personally.. I leave the CPU OC'ed ... and take back the Video Card speeds when im not gaming :)
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