I overclocked my AMD Athlon II X3 440 from 3.01 ghz to 3.3 ghz. My computer does not have the best ventalation but the CPU is still running cool. I know that overclocking stresses parts too, but how much? I ran a 6 hour stress test where is runs my CPU at 100%, and it said it was stable. How much life span of my CPU do you guys think will be takin away from my CPU?
No, I dont think it will hurt anything. Like I said as long as you keep temps and voltage in safe ranges then the CPU should last a long time. I would read up on the voltage and temp limits of your CPU. 73c and 1.5v I think
Also you might be able to unlock the 4th core on that CPU depending on your motherboard.
No, you should be ok just dont tweak on it everyday for months straight.
Find something that works and you are happy with and leave it alone.
Dont try to break records and you should be fine.
Tweaking is normal and sometimes you will have to go back and tweak some more, just dont do it excessively.