Can OCing GPU damage VRAM?

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by Ephax20, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Ephax20

    Ephax20 New Member

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    So i OCed my gpu, and i'm making it run like a dog in the yard. You know how we do. I've got +150 on core and +850 on memory on my GTX 1060 without touching the voltage. And it's running stable and doesn't go above 65 degrees celcius. But what i can't see is the VRAM temperature, so my question is, can it be destroyed by this OC? Or does GDDR5 doesn't run that hot?
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    No you can't destroy VRAM.

    The chips themselves only use a few watts each at most.

    Only by overvoltage could you damage them but you can't anyways.

    They would artifact before any damage would occur.
     
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    Ephax20 New Member

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    Thanks for the quick answer.
     
  4. Hammie

    Hammie Master Guru

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    If you OC the card memory and go to high sure you can bust it,,, gl
     

  5. K.S.

    K.S. Master Guru

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    Check out OCCT - has a built-in Stress test for the GPU for testing out your OC, I might be remembering wrong but I am pretty sure you can configure it to stop the test if any errors are detected meaning your OC is not stable (VRAM cannot handle etc)

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    A lot of folks here swear by Afterburner, I've not used it so I wouldn't know if it has stress-testing / error detecting features builtin to it but I'm sure someone with better knowledge than I can jump in and add to that ...
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  6. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    This.

    Pushing Vram to its limits results in artifacting or black screens not frying it.
     

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