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May 13, 2010 7:48:00 AM

Guyz.....I need your help. I am planning to buy an i5 750 which I am gonna use for the next 6 years. I was also thinking about Moderate overclocking. If I overclock it (say to 3.6 or 3.3GHz,without increasing voltage ), will it last for 6 years??



Thanks guyz for your time.... :) 


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May 13, 2010 8:01:20 AM

yes, even a heavily overclocked Processor should survive ten or more years.

as long is you keep it well cooled, its should live well beyond obsolescence.
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May 13, 2010 8:45:57 AM

welshmousepk said:
yes, even a heavily overclocked Processor should servive ten or more years.

as long is you keep it well cooled, its should live well beyond obsolescence.






Is ASUS p5p77d good for overclocking??
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May 13, 2010 10:14:31 AM

i don't know about that particular board.

check out some reviews though, they almost always cover Overclocking.
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May 13, 2010 11:14:30 AM

Not this question again. :sigh:

Keep your core voltage and temperatures below Intel's recommended maximum and, short of a random "*** happens" failure, your system will be long obsolete before it dies of any overclocking side effects.
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May 13, 2010 2:27:00 PM

Yea what jsc said :) 

I had my i5 750 OCed to 3.8ghz, but after I carefully read the Intel specs I realised a base clock of 200 required more than spec VTT voltage, so now it's at 175 bclk and within spec plus turbo enabled so I'm super happy with it and it should last a long time.

http://www.intel.com/design/corei5/documentation.htm
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