Overclocking - how much does it affect the lifespan? Tags: CPUs Overclocking Processors Last response: June 4, 2008 9:37 PM in Overclocking Share ispy June 2, 2008 11:32:57 PM I have a q6600 processor g0 stepping @ 3.0 ghz suppose I run it at 38 idle, 45 load, what would be the average lifespan as opposed to having at 2.4 ghz and 5 C less? More about : overclocking affect lifespan mattionline June 3, 2008 7:30:36 PM ispy said:I have a q6600 processor g0 stepping @ 3.0 ghz suppose I run it at 38 idle, 45 load, what would be the average lifespan as opposed to having at 2.4 ghz and 5 C less? If you don't put the voltage to high it will be a good lifespan i hope iluvgillgill June 3, 2008 7:57:23 PM no one has the answer.because all of us replace the whole system or at least component before they even die.and i dont think Intel or AMD have the answer too. but one thing for sure its all depend on the quality.just like some chip will OC higher then the others.and some bad quality one will die on stock with in a year i have seen.so you get what i mean. so just dont worry watch out for the temp and OC away. Related resources How much does overclocking affect power consumption? - Forum Exactly how much does a PSU affect ability to overclock? - Forum How much does the CPU affect gameplay - Forum GTX 650 Ti BOOST, how much does Physx affect FPS? - Forum How does Overclocking affect my cpu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rfatcheric June 4, 2008 9:00:26 PM Its impossible to answer... It could die stock in 2 years, it could run overclocked for 7... who knows? iluvgillgill June 4, 2008 9:37:18 PM maybe someone should put on a sticky and say the life span of any component is not guarranteed regardless running at stock of mild OC or very high OC.but extreme OC is guarranteed to die very quickly if leave on 24/7. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow does Overclocking affect my cpu Forum SolvedHow much does HDD affect? Forum SolvedHow much does CAS latency really affect performance? Forum How much does the CPU affect your HDD speed, if at all? Forum How much does Chipset change affect the Performance ? Forum How much does quality and speed of Ram affect Premiere and After Effects H.264 Video Encoding speed. Forum How future proof is the Intel 3930k for gaming? How much does CPU affect gameplay? Forum How much does memory bandwidth affect game play? Forum SolvedDoes turning a CRT on and off in rapid succession affect its lifespan? Forum [gaming] How much does CPU actually affect performance? Forum How much does motherboard affect overall performance? Forum Faulty RAM ports, how much does it affect games? Forum How much does 50' of CAT6 affect my bandwidth? Forum how much does OC affect the life of the chip? Forum How much does response time of monitor affect graphics?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !