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How far have you OC:ed your ATI Radeon 8500?

By Per Hansson
Mar 4, 2002
  1. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    Yes it will, a general "rule of thumb" is that if you decrease the temperature of a chip with 10C it will last twice as long.

    And as you know when you overclock you increase the temperature and that's why you should get better cooling...

    Edit: check out this post I dug up in our old forums:

    http://207.115.70.83/forum/read_msg.php?tid=301&forumid=ubb3
     
  2. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 169

    Thanks, Per Hansson. Since Bobes said that the normal life of the card is around 20 years, I guess I'll keep it at 5 Mhz above normal. :rolleyes: :D
     
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    Don't think about it in that way; Think like this, "how long is the warranty"

    Because that is how long the manufacturer thinks most of their sold products will last...
     
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