GPU Lifespan after OC

assasin32

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Just finished fine tuning my GPU, I seemed to have pulled off an 660core clock, 1640 shader clock, 999 memory clock (stock 500, 1200, 800) out of my 320mb 8800gts.

My question is with how I just pushed my GPU to it's limits did I impact the lifespan of it significantly. I know with CPU's the amounnt of voltage and heat plays a large role in the lifespan of the it, but with the voltage out of the picture im still curious if I will still have this problem with the GPU even though the heat is under control (stays in the 70c range under load on avg)
 

MrCommunistGen

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I remember reading something several years back that suggested for every 10C you'd shorten the lifespan by x number of years. I can't find it anymore and I don't remember the number... it was a rough guideline anyway. The card should still have a reasonably long life assuming load temperature wasn't much lower before the OC.
"Duct Tape Can Fix Anything Except My Grammer." and apparently your spelling too ;) "grammar"

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assasin32

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*laughs* yeah apparently my duct tape also cant fix that too, man I feel sorry for duct tape it use to be able to fix anything till it met me.

And yeah load temperature only changed about 5-10c anyway. I got it OC, and all I did was push it to its limits.
 

antiacid

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Funny story: Google runs their data center at 5-10c higher than anyone else and they show no increase in failure rates across thousands of components. Therefore, they save money on their cooling bill and prove to the rest of us that heat doesn't have that much of an impact on a component when you really get down to that factor.
Also, remember that you most likely don't use your stuff 24/7 so the effect is even less pronounced.

In conclusion, I wouldn't worry about it. Your goldfish is going to die before your vid card.