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Just a quick question about PC performance/lifespan.

Last response: in Systems
October 31, 2013 4:19:12 PM

I was just wondering what you guys think of hardware stress due to gaming. Simply put, do you think running your pc maxed out vs dropping graphics settings to reduce cpu/gpu usage has any effect on your PCs overall lifepan? Or is the effect basically unnoticable?
October 31, 2013 4:23:01 PM

Unnoticeable. At lower settings the framerate is higher, so the actual work the components perform is not reduced as much as you might think.
October 31, 2013 4:26:05 PM

Well I cap my fps whenever possible. try not to go over 60. Because of this theory. lol.

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October 31, 2013 4:28:11 PM

Agreed, unnoticeable. Unless the system is running hot or over heating. As heat damages electronics. And dust makes it worse, even a system idling is drawing the dust in.