Just wondering if anyone has done this...but as most of you know or if you don't know then this question is more for those that do
then you know that the newer graphics cards when looking at the clock frequencies using a tool like Coolbits or RivaTuner will show you options for Standard 2D and then of course Performance 3D...
My question is...has anyone underclocked their card to the lowest settings it can go for standard 2D specifically for the reason, you really don't even need it at full speed just to be in windows, so why not keep the temperature down, not only on your graphics card, but the air inside your case at that...
My only concern would be the jump it'd make from standard 2D to when you loaded a game. My card is 300/500 in 2D, 425/500 in 3D, that's stock..I have it at 375/545 2D and 500/545 in 3D and the lowest I can set it in 2D is 215, so I'd be worried that perhaps the card after a while of use wouldn't like to make a jump from 215 core speed up to 500.....make sense to anyone else?
Basically does it seem like a worthy idea to underclock the video card for possibly cooler temps, whether in the system or also on your graphics card to keep it's temps down, but anyone think harm will be brought to the card from sitting at a low core speed then cranked up to double that when a game is started?