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GTX570 for F@H, is safe?

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Hi, a couple of months ago I've read here at the forums a thread about some gtx570 killed/burned while using furmark or another stress test when overclocking, but I can't find it.

Yesterday, I received a bday gift (PoV GTX570 TGT UC). :D
I don't want to overclock it, nor playing with its power limiter nor raise voltage.

I just want to use it at factory default settings for daily use, some gaming and of course increase my ppd in F@H.

But I'm doubtful about this last one.
I mean f@h gpu client stress a lot any gpu, so what do you think?
Would it be safe?
Is there any chance of killing the card?

Thanks in advance.-
 
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Should not be possible with normal airflow in case.
 

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I don't think so. Even though while folding it will show 99% GPU usage, the GPU won't heat up like it would with say Furmark at 99% load. I don't think F@H uses all of the GPU. Just make sure you aren't overvolted in any way and that your have suficient cooling.
 
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I don't think so. Even though while folding it will show 99% GPU usage, the GPU won't heat up like it would with say Furmark at 99% load. I don't think F@H uses all of the GPU. Just make sure you aren't overvolted in any way and that your have suficient cooling.
Nothing uses all of the gpu, that's why furmark creates more heat then everything else, it uses some special techniques which means some normal processes which normally have to happen in the gpu don't, as such the gpu can run at the absolute maximum without having to stop for the memory transfers etc that a normal program would use, Furmark makes the gpu create random data that it has no use for and then just removes all the data the gpu creates without having to do anything with it

F@H > data goes in > calculations done > data moved out > data processed into file

Furmark >calculations done > results dismissed and calculations done again

As such fur-mark achieves a Level of gpu usage no useful program will ever create due to the lack of data transfer through memory buffer, pci-e slot etc, that is why it is unsafe as the gpu's were just not designed to work in the way furmark makes them