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Have I just halfed the life of my GTX295

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Playing an hours worth of Shift and I noticed the frame rates slowing, 15 mins later crash to desktop, strange I thought, then I remembered I didnt increase the fan speed (overclocked 650/1200/1400). Checked GPU-Z 95 degrees :eek:
Have I done any serious harm? I cooked it good for at least an hour, have a shorten my cards life?
 
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nah they have thermal throttling, no danger at all really.

Got to be a reason it's that hot though....when's the last time you cleaned the dust out?
 
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hmm i wouldn't say so, i would leave it off for 10 mins, then leave it overclocked and bang the fan speed on 100% for about half hour while playing see if its fine. And no i doubt it would wreck the life span
 
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But the memory may not like that much heat....

I remember when the memory packed up on my x1900xt-x because of it running very hot in my shuttle...

had a similar problem with my watercooled 7600GTs when they were stupidly overclocked all the time with no cooling on the memory except those crappy ramsinks, fried my memory! :eek:
 

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it depends how long you had it like that, smell burning ?:p

anyways if it still works, flawlessy than you have got away with it for now

off topic note, is shift any good?

I so wanna get a G25 :p
 
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You wont have done it any harm Mr forgetful ;)

AMG, Been made to be very buggy on ATI cards apparently.
 
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Thats good then, thankx for the reply's I did touch the metal gills on the side of the card and I couldnt hold my fingure on for any longer than a second, but no burning smell from the card.

Shift is o.k, the handling is a little off with a 360 controller and the cars seem a little slippy/light, but other than that great graphics, problems with ATI though I think, will be patched soon though.
 
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