[SOLVED] Is it safe to overclock a graphics card that lacks a power connector ?

Dec 30, 2021
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I just bought a GTX 1050 ti, as you know most models of that card don’t require a power connector. I was just wondering if it would be safe to overclock it, as I plan on doing that. I’ve heard that it might not be safe, since if you exceed the amount of power that the PCIe x16 slot can deliver you might end up frying it. For instance can I turn the power limit in MSI Afterburner all the way up ?
 
There may be a workaround, you could try undervolting the card instead. If you can find out that the card is stable at stock frequencies but with a lowered voltage, you can start pushing the clock speeds higher. Since power dissipation for a clocked IC chip is measured as C * V ^ 2 * f, you can lower voltage (V) and increase frequency (f) within the same power envelope (C is constant, fittingly enough)
 

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I just bought a GTX 1050 ti, as you know most models of that card don’t require a power connector. I was just wondering if it would be safe to overclock it, as I plan on doing that. I’ve heard that it might not be safe, since if you exceed the amount of power that the PCIe x16 slot can deliver you might end up frying it. For instance can I turn the power limit in MSI Afterburner all the way up ?
Nothing to gain and everything to loose.

If you could overclock it 5% and was getting 50 FPS now you get 52 FPS not worth the risk to the board or card.
 
There may be a workaround, you could try undervolting the card instead. If you can find out that the card is stable at stock frequencies but with a lowered voltage, you can start pushing the clock speeds higher. Since power dissipation for a clocked IC chip is measured as C * V ^ 2 * f, you can lower voltage (V) and increase frequency (f) within the same power envelope (C is constant, fittingly enough)
 

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