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Windows 7: Overclocking

12 Feb 2014   #1
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Overclocking

I hear that overclocking can damage a graphics card. But they tell that only temperature and voltage is the main cause for this damage. So does increasing the frequency cause cay damage to the graphics card ?

My GPU:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2 GB Zotac Synergy Edition

Any help ?
I want to use my graphics card overclocked without damaging it.


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12 Feb 2014   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

It's the higher temps caused by overclocking that have a potential to damage the gpu.

GPU's can run at higher temps than CPU's. Check your manufacturers website and determine the max recommended temp, then stay under it. Voltage can run temps up very fast so be careful when applying more voltage, go in very small steps.

In many cases I will decrease the gpu voltage while increasing mem and core clocks. Results in a faster and cooler running card. Every card is different even within the same model number (silicon lottery).
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12 Feb 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I doubt you'd see much improvement overclocking a GT610 anyway. You might only gain a very small FPS improvement.
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12 Feb 2014   #4
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks but will increasing frequency and decreasing voltage reduce possibilities of damage ?
Will this not affect my GPU ?
Because i want to make ultimate use my gpu during gaming although it is not a gaming card at the same time i don't want to push my card to the extreme damage.
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12 Feb 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

All else being equal, the higher the clock rate, the more power the card will consume and the hotter it will get. That is the laws of physics. Lowering the voltage will increase the risk of unreliable operation. To ensure reliable operation it is often necessary to increase voltage over nominal values. Of course that compounds the heat problem.

Before even considering overclocking you need to ensure that the PSU is up to the added load and cooling is adequate. Overclocking is an experimental process, not one size fits all. Safe overclocking means doing your research before beginning. Research is more than asking questions on a forum.

Overclocking generally improves benchmark numbers more than real world performance.
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13 Feb 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vasanth M S View Post
Thanks but will increasing frequency and decreasing voltage reduce possibilities of damage ?
Will this not affect my GPU ?
Because i want to make ultimate use my gpu during gaming although it is not a gaming card at the same time i don't want to push my card to the extreme damage.
To restate what Lmiller7 said, if you increase the frequency and then reduce voltage, the GPU may not be useable at all.
I advise you to get a better, up to date, GPU if you want to see any type of in-game performance.
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13 Feb 2014   #7
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vasanth M S View Post
Thanks but will increasing frequency and decreasing voltage reduce possibilities of damage ?
Will this not affect my GPU ?
Because i want to make ultimate use my gpu during gaming although it is not a gaming card at the same time i don't want to push my card to the extreme damage.
To restate what Lmiller7 said, if you increase the frequency and then reduce voltage, the GPU may not be useable at all.
I advise you to get a better, up to date, GPU if you want to see any type of in-game performance.
Sure if you reduce to much voltage, but most gpu's are capable of running at higher clock with lower voltage and maintain 100% reliability. This isn't going to achieve the maximum OC on the core and mem, but is more about maximum power efficiency. This is common with scrypt coin mining, but for max frame rate with game play you'll probably find the best results with a minor over volt.
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14 Feb 2014   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Your card has 48 cuda cores, a base clock of 810, boost clock of 1620....I doubt it has much more to give.....

Just what games do you hope to play?

I noticed you are running Ultimate a $190 OS....When you could have got Home for $99 that extra $91 could almost have got thishttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500290
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14 Feb 2014   #9
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well Ivan the SoSo I want to play Need for Speed Rivals. When i checked my computer specs in gamedebate I found that my computer will not be able to play it. But sometimes I also do some visual graphics.
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14 Feb 2014   #10
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

even if you overclocked your card as far as it will go, you still wont see playable framerates on many games. gt610 is basically designed to run windows and play videos. aimed at customers without APUs/integrated graphics. its not for games or anything remotely strenuous im affraid.
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