What shortens the lifespan of a CPU?

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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  1. 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.
  2. dust in the cooler and bad air flow .
  3. Dirty power from a crappy power supply will also shorten its life.
  4. Voltage and/or heat.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. heat is the main cause. Voltage causes heat so dont bump that up and bad power delivery can also fry a processor and motherboard...
  8. An aywun a day lets the i5 degrade
  9. Drink drugs, late nights and not brushing its pins twice a day :P
    Moto
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