Originally Posted by BlackDraunzer
Does overclocking the GPU cause damage to the device??ther's a warning of overtemperature when i overclock.Is it safe?
Depends on the hardware so yes and no. For example, the galaxy s1 had a powervr sgx540 clocked at 200mhz. The galaxy nexus had the same GPU but clocked it a bit higher at 384mhz. These companies that manufacture CPUs and GPUs over clock them on purpose to see how high they can push their products before causing them to blow out. They then set their clock speeds far below that max so users don't have to worry about a CPU or GPU frying. Also you must realize that it depends on the cooling as well. So the cooler you keep the higher it can be safely overclocked.
In many cases a device usually would freeze up if problems came up. However, you'd know first since the device would become very hot. If your device has a GPU temp sensor (most have only one for the CPU) then you can probably get an app that tells you you're at a high temp. It is safe if you know what you're doing but overclocking anything has its risk.
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