Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 290
Default Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Automatic Overclock Setting?

Just wondering, im new to overclocking and I got a Nvidia 7600gt. I wanted to overclock it a bit and in the Nvidia Control panel it has "Automatic Overclock", and I just wanted to see if anybodys ever used that before.
__________________

Drain You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Š88's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,775
Send a message via MSN to Š88
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

It wont damage the card but I found that it never overclocks it properly. It usually goes too high and produces artifacting. Your best bet would be to manually overclock for the best results.
__________________

__________________
Killing under the cloak of war is no different than murder

Kein Alkohol ist auch keine Lösung!
Š88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
Conspirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 218
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

Just to confirm, the coolbits utility for autooverclocking cannot damage your card? Like, it can detect how much heat your fans can handle? Thanks.
__________________
X2 3800+, Corsair XMS Platinum (2x1GB), eVGA 7900GTCO, eVGA nForce4 SLI Mainboard, Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic, Logitech Z-2300 200W, Steelsound 5H Gaming Headset, Saitek Eclipse, Logitech G7, ViewSonic VX2235WM 22" LCD
Conspirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

it can damage the card, but it's highly unlikely. Just manually oc it, as distortion said the automatic overclock thingy doesn't usually work that well.

edit: just keep an eye on the temps when oc'ing, just test it once in a while under full load, I suggest 3dMark05 or 3dMark06 so u can also compare the results. And overclocking always decreases the life time of the hardware, but unless u are running it at some extremely high (and now I'm talking about ln2 cooling etc) clock speeds it will last for a very long time.
mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 09:32 AM   #5
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

Yeah it can damage it if you overclock it too much and it overheats. But if you monitor your temps you shouldn't have a problem.
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

The coolbits is a fully automated feature. If you use it in that manner. It will scan thru a table of settings checking to see where your card looses stability. It will then select the most stable setting and use that.
I used it. I'm still on the setting it selected for over a month and still purring right along.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
Anubis1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,308
Send a message via MSN to Anubis1980 Send a message via Yahoo to Anubis1980
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

i oc my 7950 from core of 500 to 600, from mem of 600 to 800 runs perfect for months now, max load temp is 81c, idle is from 49-56c, and the auto scan thing is rubbish imo lol it way underclocks it, if u have good cooling then u shud be ok, use something like Nvtray to minitor temps in game etc.
Anubis1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 05:04 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
prosser13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,080
Send a message via MSN to prosser13
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

Its unlikely to break your card.

Its normally very conservative with the speeds it gives your cards, but depending on what your running at the time it can give you different speeds.
__________________
If I help you, I welcome Reputation Points to show your thanks. I won't forget it!
prosser13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2006, 02:23 PM   #9
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: Can I Damage my Video Card if I Overclock with the Autmatic Overclock Setting?

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock
The coolbits is a fully automated feature. If you use it in that manner. It will scan thru a table of settings checking to see where your card looses stability. It will then select the most stable setting and use that.
I used it. I'm still on the setting it selected for over a month and still purring right along.
u sure? Since many people who have used it have said that they have got alot of artifacts and crashing when using the automatic oc feature. And then a few have said that they could oc it quite much more before it came unstable, but most of the problems I've heard are to do with crashing and artifacts.
__________________

mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0