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    Default Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    hey guys im thinkn of OC my 6600GT. The current temps are 50c idle and 62c load r they ok??

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    Yes those temps are perfectly fine.

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    Whats software should i use?
    cause i knw theres afew out there

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

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    Coolbits 2.0 - A registry hack which unlocks the overclocking feature in the NVidia control panel.

    ATITool - Although it says "ATI" the artifact scanner function works fine with nVidia cards.

    3DMark (any version) - For stability testing.
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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    kool thanks

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    O yeh if i do overclock will it degrade the life span of my vga card? even if its within the normal temperature range after the OC

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    A lite o/c shouldn't harm the life expectency but medium to heavy o/c can (it's very possible to kill a card though this usually only happens under a heavy o/c).

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    the normal speeds are 500/1000 4 my card so whats lite???
    cause i got it up to 560/1120 with no problams or ne artifacts the temps went up by about 1 degree

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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    You could shorten the 5 year lifespan of a video card by 6 months by overclocking it to the max. Would you really still be using this card in 4 1/2 years? Even if you are, I would almost guarantee it would still function 100%. If you effectively remove the heat, the overclock does nothing to the lifespan. If you let things get hot, they live shorter lives. You can run something at purely stock speeds and it can quit tomorrow. You can overclock the bejebus out of it and it could live ten years. Unless someone ever shows a direct link to shorter lifespans and overclocking, then it is all garbage. I have a factory overclocked BFG OC 7800GTX. It comes with a lifetime guarantee. Why on God's green earth would they offer this guarantee if overclocking did anything at all to the lifespan.

    Heat is the only true enemy. Heat kills, not overclocking. If it heats up, get the airflow in your case improved or even put a better cooler on the card. Overclocking does not shorten lifespans unless you do something stupid. The proper way to do a 24/7 overclock is to test the component until it shows signs of stress (reboots or errors for CPU, blue screens or artifacts for a video card or ram) and then back it of 10%. That should be a 100% stable overclock that will not effect lifespan by any significant value, say maybe a couple of months.
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    Default Re: Xfx 6600gt 128ddr3

    thanks 4 that reply i feel more at ease and yes i agree i prob wont b using this Card in 4yrs time

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