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March 29, 2012 8:21:17 PM

I was wondering about over clocking. Does over clocking burn out your CPU faster because of the higher voltages? It seems like it would bring a short term advantage in speed, while shortening the life of the CPU or whatever else is overclocked.

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March 29, 2012 8:37:04 PM

Yes to some extent. As to how much is tough to quantify but yes, you run a 100w bulb at 30% overvoltage and it will burn brighter and burn out quicker.
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March 29, 2012 8:38:13 PM

Overclocking doesn't necessarily mean raising voltage. Only extreme overclocking requires a voltage raise.

Heat is what destroys electronics, raising voltage = more heat, so yes it CAN shorten the life of the cpu, but the cpu has a 3yr warranty so.......if you upgrade every 3 years, who cares?
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March 31, 2012 6:24:17 PM

pleasenoname said:
I was wondering about over clocking. Does over clocking burn out your CPU faster because of the higher voltages? It seems like it would bring a short term advantage in speed, while shortening the life of the CPU or whatever else is overclocked.

Strongly depends on the type and the instance of your CPU - Core 2 Quad, for example, you can quickly burn and a strong scatter - each must be treated individually, only to break up the voltage to a certain, carefully test the limits. The easiest way to break up many of the frequency - referred Q8400 - up to 3,9 GHz possible with 2,66 GHz. Last processors themselves are already using the resource dispersal, and easier to use ready-made technologies, such as the average price range is the ASUS, and others, where the processor modes are carefully checked. The fact that the increase in tension in the presence of overheating the reliability drops sharply, as there are two factors to induce mechanisms of failure, you can usually have only one factor in a limited range.
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April 3, 2012 5:44:54 AM

Best answer selected by pleasenoname.
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April 3, 2012 5:46:06 AM

Yes, ASUS boards show the fan speed temperature and voltage all in the BIOS very convienient.
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