Burning up vid cards by overclocking?

By krelos
Oct 9, 2010
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  1. I've heard overclocking is not a great idea because it can burn up your vid card.
    Is this true?

    I don't overclock and my vid card seems to get hot all too often.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    Usually will only happen if you overvolt for extended periods.
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    relies heavily on the card's cooling and design. some cards can be pushed and over-volted a lot more than others, and some may last only a day. typically, the core can take more voltage than the onboard memory, but it's still a good idea to have adequate cooling; i wouldn't touch voltages at all. there's no real practical reason to do so, and usually it's just a matter of time before they quit, like kitty said.

    which video card is in question, or is this just a general inquiry?
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    Pragmatically, just don't overvolt and you should be fine.
    If you don't know how or don't know if you are, then you're probably not overvolting.

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