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At this point how long will my CPU last?

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December 31, 2012 6:23:15 PM

I had a AMD FX 8120 for maybe 10 months now and I can get it at about 4.2GHz at 1.4V so do you think it will live long enough if I overclock it to around 4.8GHz or something to keep up with my 7970 and my other programs that use a lot of CPU usage till maybe 6 months after haswell so I can get a nice Intel CPU?

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December 31, 2012 8:45:50 PM

If you want your amd cpu to last, then don't overclock it too high. Use the default voltage and go from there.
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January 1, 2013 7:12:31 AM

Do AMD CPUs not last as long? I found out my voltage was too high for that overclock and I'm putting down and so far less heat and it's not unstable.
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January 1, 2013 7:13:20 AM

CPU's can last 10+ years if you wanted them to. Ideally you'd upgrade to the CPU that comes after Haswell.
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January 1, 2013 7:25:37 AM

I would say Broadwell but I want to see what Skylake offers just in case it's like a %30 improvement while I sit here crying waiting for it to come out.
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January 1, 2013 7:44:42 AM

Sitting at 4.8GHz will last you long enough to make it to Haswell for sure. Do not worry my friend.
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January 1, 2013 9:02:04 AM

Would it last until Broadwell?
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January 1, 2013 9:07:49 AM

Look at the first generation of Intel's core processors, a lot of people still have them running at pretty high overclocks just fine. As long as you don't increase the voltage a lot you should be fine.
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January 1, 2013 12:24:15 PM

But I am increasing the volatage -_-.
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January 1, 2013 12:54:13 PM

dont increase voltage unless unless you have a good aftermarket cpu cooler
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January 1, 2013 1:15:55 PM

I had the stock coooler, then the hyper 212+, then the tpc 812 and now I'm getting a water cooling kit :) .
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January 1, 2013 1:21:23 PM

ColoredWater said:
I had a AMD FX 8120 for maybe 10 months now and I can get it at about 4.2GHz at 1.4V so do you think it will live long enough if I overclock it to around 4.8GHz or something to keep up with my 7970 and my other programs that use a lot of CPU usage till maybe 6 months after haswell so I can get a nice Intel CPU?


There are no guarantees when it comes to overclocking!

And no one can give you a solid answer only their assumptions, you may get years you may get minutes, it's a gamble and acceptable risk, we all take, when it comes to overclocking!
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