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#1 techtalk

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

Hi,

I have a GTX285 that I use only for Physix in Games like Crysis in the Max, when not use it I not even plug it to the PSU i leave it only inserted in the PCI Express slot because I have wires in front of it and its a pain to put and take it all the time. Is there a problem with this in terms of my GTX285 health?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

I would recommend that you leave it plugged in at all times regardless if you are using it or not.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:24 PM

I would recommend that you leave it plugged in at all times regardless if you are using it or not.



Thanks, i decide to do that but under-clock it with the official Nvidia OC tool and also reduced the Fan speed.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:00 AM

may I ask why? when not in use it pretty much doesnt do anything. If your not wanting the power draw all you have to do is go to device manager, right click and choose disable. I dont use physx, but it seems to me that theres no harm in leaving it on 24/7 with power-just a lot of hassle every time you want to use it.

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