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October 14, 2011 4:12:41 PM

Can anyone tell me if a processor can still perform the same after few years of intensive gaming ? The processor in question is a E5200 @2,5 Ghz, the system had a 1 GB 9500 GT video card, I dunno the rest of the specs.

I want to buy the afore mentioned second hand processor and I want to know if it is worth 30 dollars.

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October 14, 2011 4:30:33 PM

CPU's - especially Intel ones are designed for long life spans, thats not to say the previous owner hasnt damaged it with aggressive overclocking - but the chances are very very small.
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October 14, 2011 5:47:30 PM

Should be.
a c 190 à CPUs
October 14, 2011 6:01:53 PM

Really to see any processor degradation the processor would have to have been overclocked for years with poor cooling. In most cases Intel® processors are going to be outlast everything else in the computer.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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