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Overclocking vs Lifetime

I have my fx 8350 (click on sig for more info) overclocked to 4.9Ghz.

How much does this lower the lifetime, and how long would the final life time be?

Also, would this change if I were to change it to a FSB overclock?
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  1. I think the effects on the lifetime of the processor are more dependent on the core voltage and the temperatures you get than on how much you've overclocked it by.
  2. MauveCloud said:
    I think the effects on the lifetime of the processor are more dependent on the core voltage and the temperatures you get than on how much you've overclocked it by.


    ^This, but less towards the temps. Voltages are usually the more damaging thing.

    CPU's are pretty tough. I don't think that your OC will significantly lower the life.
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    i have OC'd every cpu i have ever owned dating back from intel 486, pentiums, amd k6's, durons, athlons, intel core 2's and i5's. All of them lasted until they became obsolete, still running a core 2 OC'd in a HTPC. Stay within reasonable limits and you will be ok, although obviously there is always a risk. Reduce the risk by sticking to known safe voltages and temperatures, there are plenty of guides out there.
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