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Is overclocking actually bad for processors?

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May 10, 2014 11:54:29 PM

hello I have always been wondering if the actually act of overclocking automatically decreases the lifespan of a cpu/gpu or is it just the exrta heat generated considered to be the cause for the decreased lifespan.
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May 11, 2014 12:00:31 AM

Hi awesome opossum
overclocking produces more heat in the cpu and can reduce its lifespan , however if you provide adequate cooling for the CPU which is overclocked you can reduce the negative affects of this
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May 11, 2014 12:18:23 AM

The extra voltage and running it at unstable speeds also increases electron migration, which damages it over time.

However, CPUs fail pretty rarely, and generally due to overheating.
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