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Old 07-28-05, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Leavin the PC with an OC?

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?

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Old 07-28-05, 04:45 PM   #2
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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.
Maybe tomorrow I'll wanna settle down, until tomorrow I'll just keep moving on...
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Old 07-28-05, 06:24 PM   #3
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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)
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Old 07-28-05, 06:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Leavin the PC with an OC?

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)
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Old 07-28-05, 06:56 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll give some of those progs a d/l
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Old 07-29-05, 05:54 PM   #6
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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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