In overclocking guides, i noticed that they mention risks and dangers of overclocking such as lower lifespan of components.
But is ther lower lifespan of components due to the extra generated heat? or because the processor works harder.
i have a dual core 4200+
each for has 2.2 ghz frequench
and the idel is about 40C i believe
so let say i push it up to 2.6 each frequench but had a zalman cooler
and even with the OC its still at 40C
so technicall there is really more generated heat but the processor is working harder.
will this still reduce the life span of my processor?
the temps may be the same, with a better cooler but the CPU is still producing more heat the HS is just getting rid of it faster therefore the extra heat kills the processor.
extra heat isnt really a concern for most overclockers since a overclockers rig only lasts at most 4 years cause we also like to be at the front of the technology which means upgrading our parts.
ive always overclocked my rigs and when i come to sell them i put them back to normal unless the buyer wants the higher clock speed, i always make sure they know its in good working order at that speed but it doesnt neccessarily mean its gonna stay like that forever.
wouldn't it be over-current? i may be wrong, but as i see it the amount of power it produces should have nothing to do with it as power is only a measure of how much work the CPU is doing over time. but then again as said i'm randomly guessing
I agree with wusy here! Its the voltage that kills, Voltage is the "Pressure" or "strength" that the cpu is being forced fed to say, the extra heat generateted is the end result. Like anything add too much pressure and it will fail at some point!