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does overclocking reduce my cpu lifetime generally

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November 14, 2013 7:10:13 AM

i was wondering does ocing my cpu decrease its lifetime lets say it suppose to live for 10 years ocing make it only live for 6 years

note : ocing at stable voltage with good cooling and stable preformance

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November 14, 2013 7:14:43 AM

Any overclocking will decrease the lifespan of a CPU, but generally even with overclocking you'll end up replacing your CPU before it dies.
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November 14, 2013 7:21:08 AM

The only thing that decreases the life of a chip is overvolting and high temps. I advise overclocking only as far as stock voltage goes, and cooling it well.
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November 14, 2013 8:23:24 AM

The answer is definitely yes, but let me ask you this. When was the last time you heard of someone replacing their computer after ten years because their CPU died? How about fifteen years? Probably never. The truth is that the hardware will reach the end of its useful life before it will reach the end of its mechanical life, even when overclocking.

Now if you push things hard enough, yeah you could burn something up - but that is the risk you take when you overclock. Here is a general rule of thumb you should go by, if you can't afford to fix and/or replace it (or live without it), DO NOT MODIFY IT. This goes for much more than PC overclocking, I give people the same advice when asking about rooting/jailbreaking phones and modifying their cars.

That said, with proper cooling and sane voltages, it's very unlikely that your CPU will "die from overclocking" before you need to replace it due to obsolescence.
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November 15, 2013 10:05:16 AM

Well, I just have my 2500k replaced with a 3570k because I killed my sandy- I get carried away with overclocking. There were physical signs of overheating. I had allow the vcore to sit at 1.49v and run extended sessions of ibt and prime95. My sandy is only 1 year old
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November 15, 2013 10:30:33 AM

Superlp12 said:
Well, I just have my 2500k replaced with a 3570k because I killed my sandy- I get carried away with overclocking. There were physical signs of overheating. I had allow the vcore to sit at 1.49v and run extended sessions of ibt and prime95. My sandy is only 1 year old


Well that's pretty much intentionally trying to murder your CPU.
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November 15, 2013 10:32:55 AM

Superlp12 said:
Well, I just have my 2500k replaced with a 3570k because I killed my sandy- I get carried away with overclocking. There were physical signs of overheating. I had allow the vcore to sit at 1.49v and run extended sessions of ibt and prime95. My sandy is only 1 year old


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Superlp12 said:
Well, I just have my 2500k replaced with a 3570k because I killed my sandy- I get carried away with overclocking. There were physical signs of overheating. I had allow the vcore to sit at 1.49v and run extended sessions of ibt and prime95. My sandy is only 1 year old


Well that's pretty much intentionally trying to murder your CPU.


No kidding ... sounds like a year long suicide run!
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