Originally Posted by Gabb
but then again, why did I get at tuniq tower 120 :P
anyways doesn't it reduce the life of the card by pushing it to its limits and having it crash? I just feel guilty and think Im too delicate with all my computer stuff...I mean who wouldn't with a $2000 dollar system ( with tax ) :P
you only really reduce the lifespan when you overvolt or raise the voltage from stock, otherwise its still using the same power requirements and such to just push out better performance
even when you reduce the life cycle, it'll still be a good 3-5 years since most things can last 5-10 years and thats only in extreme cases
why don't you just overclock? theres nothing to be scared of... geeze
all you have to do is adjust the sliders in ATITool and test to see how hot it gets... then raise it again until it crashes like Bigapl said
a lot of people also overclock just for the fun of it, ever heard of benchmarking? lots of users on here only have high performance systems to benchmark...
and also, the reason you bought a q6600 is because in the future, you can overclock it to keep up with games your pc can't handle on the stock 2.4 ghz, or if you wan't to speed up encoding, general tasks etc.