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Q9550 , How long time will hold if i OC ?

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May 22, 2009 11:30:49 AM

Hello
i have Q9550 cpu with P5Q-Deluxe Mb and 4GB 1066mhz Dominator ram...
i wanna ask ... how long time will my cpu live if i OC it to 3.5gz or 4ghz ?
my work mate told me it will not hold more than a year if i oc to 4ghz ?
is that right ? and how about 3.5GHZ ?
im a little confused ..
Thanks

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May 22, 2009 12:05:22 PM

ttrrrrrrr 13 views and no answer ?:p 
will it hold one year if i overclock it to 4ghz ?
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May 22, 2009 12:16:50 PM

Lifetime is more determined by temperature and voltage than speed. If you keep it under about 1.36 volts and 72C (full load temp), it should be good for a long time (almost definitely over 5 years, even if it is on 24/7)
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May 22, 2009 12:21:51 PM

cjl said:
Lifetime is more determined by temperature and voltage than speed. If you keep it under about 1.36 volts and 72C (full load temp), it should be good for a long time (almost definitely over 5 years, even if it is on 24/7)


Cheers m8 .. perfect answer ;) 
but 1 more thing .. is it possible to keep the Temp around 72C with Thermaltake ‏TMG iA1 fan ? cuz the water cooling is expensive and im not planning to buy it ..
thanks
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May 22, 2009 8:18:22 PM

How long is a piece of string?
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May 22, 2009 9:37:30 PM

There's too many other variables to make an answer on that cooler. Different chips run hotter or cooler, your type of case, ambient temp, thermal paste, etc all make a difference on the temp of your cpu.
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May 22, 2009 11:56:34 PM

Watch your temperatures and voltage limits. Use those to determine how far to OC your chip and, short of a "sh!t happens" catastrophic failure, your PC will be obsolete before the CPU dies.

Case in point: About 10 years ago, I built a computer with a P233MMX chip. After about 6 months, I jumpered the motherboard for 266 MHz. After about a year, I jumpered the motherboard for 300 MHz. After a couple more years, I experimented and found undocumented jumper settings for 333 MHz and installed an S370 cooler.

Last summer, I threw the thing out because it was badly obsolete.
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