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Does OC reduce CPU's life time?

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 11, 2003 4:20:29 AM

I built my first system a few weeks ago, I have no knowlege about OCing, but if it is a completely free lunch, why not give it a try? However, I am worried about OCing might shorten the CPU's life span. Can someone please tell me if it does hurt CPU just a little bit? or not at all. Thanks

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December 11, 2003 2:59:24 PM

You go with 400Mgz or 600Mgz is fine. When you go beyound that you will need better kooling plus shortens life of cpu.
December 11, 2003 6:22:30 PM

Don't go 1G, my CPU died from that, i don't have watercool.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -XFX 5900 128meg 450/900 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
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December 12, 2003 2:11:19 AM

1 gig will smoke your Cpu. with out water or Nitro.
December 12, 2003 4:30:38 AM

I was running my 2.6C at almost 3.6, therefore it died.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.276G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 252mhz 2.5-3-4-6 -XFX 5900 128meg 450/900 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
December 13, 2003 3:58:25 PM

Ok, I have a AMD 64 3200+ currently running at the stock speed whcih is 2 GHz I believe.. So I can OC it to 2.4 at least?
December 13, 2003 4:00:43 PM

As long you keep it cool it should not kill it prematurely.

Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.775)
Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/700)
December 14, 2003 2:51:49 AM

Who the heck keeps their Cpu for 10 years?
December 22, 2003 9:53:02 AM

But wouldn't overclocking the CPU shorten the life of the motherboard and ram as well? (I'm new to overclocking too :S)
December 22, 2003 1:30:51 PM

You OC 400 Mhz or 600Mhz you will be ok. Should last 3 years or more.
December 22, 2003 1:32:11 PM

How long do you plan on keeping your puter before you upgrade again?
December 22, 2003 4:53:10 PM

dunno when i will upgrade i'm still looking at what technology is coming out but i might keep my motherboard and ram so if oc does shorten its lifetime then...oooppps haha :lol:  So OC does shorten the life of the motherboard and ram?
December 23, 2003 2:57:49 AM

OC it 600Mhz allready!!!