AMD Phenom II 4x 965 3.40 Black Edition min. max freq.
I am on windows Vista 64-bit and in my power management settings my min CPU frequency is 5% and my max is 50%. Now being that my processor is older but I purchased it about 3 weeks ago, will my settings be fine as it is or would setting my max frequency to 100% wear and tear my processor super fast? Keep in mind that my power options is always set to High Performance. Any tips or thought about the power of my CPU I am not getting due to it being set at default 50% max frequency?
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It won't be damaged at all, regardless of what you have it set at.
As long as you don't mess with the voltage, and you haven't, you're fine. High temperatures can decrease the lifespan of a CPU, but I think yours will be completely obsolete long before that becomes an issue.