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Underclocking and undervolting GTX 570 safe?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by puma99dk|, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. puma99dk|

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    atm i am underclocking and undervolting my EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Vanilla so it only runs 405/810/950mhz at 0.913v bcs i only use it for video playback, since my pc is on 24-7 i was thinking will it damage the card when i do that, or will it be fine plus that i should also save some power right?

    i haven't had a crash or video playback trouble yet and not think i will so it's SFW? ^^;
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    Don't the clocks run at a lower speed if you aren't using "demanding" 3d apps to begin with?
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    When it powers down it does it automatically (both the underclock and the undervolt).
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    erocker it does down, but when i start Firefox and some other things it goes up to full speed, which ain't needed actually o_O

    it's to prevent that from happening, but when i wanna play it bump it up to SC clocks.
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    Considering it already goes down on the volts, yes it will be fine.
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    Disable hardware acceleration in Firefox/IE/Flash, that should stop it from kicking up to the 3D settings. And you won't notice the difference since your CPU can easily handle it.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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