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What shortens the lifespan of a CPU?

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February 2, 2013 4:56:20 PM

Can anyone let me know a list of things that shorten the lifespan of a CPU from smallest things to the largest things? Thanks.

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February 2, 2013 5:13:41 PM

storm slider said:
Can anyone let me know a list of things that shorten the lifespan of a CPU from smallest things to the largest things? Thanks.


heat, and over volting.
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February 2, 2013 5:18:22 PM

dust in the cooler and bad air flow .
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February 2, 2013 5:18:22 PM

Dirty power from a crappy power supply will also shorten its life.
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February 2, 2013 5:20:40 PM

Voltage and/or heat.
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February 2, 2013 9:06:05 PM

storm slider said:
Can anyone let me know a list of things that shorten the lifespan of a CPU from smallest things to the largest things? Thanks.


Is heat a big factor that shortens a CPU's lifespan?
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February 2, 2013 9:24:17 PM

storm slider said:
Is heat a big factor that shortens a CPU's lifespan?


It does, but it's not linear. Temperatures below 70 degrees centigrade are fine and the CPU should last for many years. However, temperatures above 90 can have a negative impact on the lifespan of the CPU or GPU if they are sustained for long periods of time. Most processors have a thermal cutoff which throttles the affected core if it gets too hot.
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February 3, 2013 6:16:07 AM

heat is the main cause. Voltage causes heat so dont bump that up and bad power delivery can also fry a processor and motherboard...
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February 3, 2013 6:48:47 AM

An aywun a day lets the i5 degrade
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February 3, 2013 9:56:18 AM

Drink drugs, late nights and not brushing its pins twice a day :p 
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