WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 23:14:
Half Life unforeseen consequences music.
Forcing/heating hardware beyond normal specs at today prices and availability, with faster deterioration risk.
Even slight, no thanks.
That's not a thing anymore, new GPUs are smart enough to take care of themselves regardless of what you tell it to do. But they all automatically overclock themselves about as far as they can go within their power and thermal limits, with a "boost clock" as much as 30-40% higher than the "base clock" listed in the specs.
I haven't had an AMD card in a while, but I know for the NVIDIA 3000 series, its max clock is reached when it's around 60-65 degrees, which is about 50-100MHz higher than when it's at 80 degrees, and stock settings tell it to start drastically lowering that speed when exceeding 83-85 degrees (quickly reducing by around 100-150MHz to stay cool). I.e. an average RTX 3080 will realistically peak between 1950-2000MHz, compared to the specs saying 1440MHz base and 1710MHz boost.
This is why manually telling it to go higher doesn't really do much, 'cause the higher speed just makes it reach the power draw and/or temperature limit that much faster and cut speed down to stay within safety limits. In fact, setting the clock too high is usually worse for performance, since you end up "bouncing" off of those limits and causing repeated fluctuations in clock speed. Better to leave it alone or even do the new popular tweak, undervolting, which is to reduce power usage and tell it to not try raising the clock quite so high so you get a steady 95% performance with 10-20% lower wattage and temps.
Unless you have some crazy custom cooling, in which case you can do whatever you want. Some people hit 2200MHz+ that way, but that's a lot of money to spend for an extra ~10% performance boost.