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Ok so was planning to overclock my cpu, i upgraded my cpu cooler from a stock one which ranged from 45 during idle to 85 under 100% to a tower 120 which now cools around 28-30 during idle and 45 under 100%. My plan was to overclock to as close to 3.6 as possible while keeping stability, but my friend who has overclocked a few times said my cpu will die quickly. He said this because i have had this cpu for around 5 years and the average expectancy on a cpu is 10 years. Im not going to get a new computer until college so about 2 years, so my question is, Is it worth it to overclock to around 3.6 or even 3 im fine with or do you think it will die. Thanks
Edited by Aulex - 7/31/11 at 4:26pm
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yes overclock it if you don't feel like upgrading your hardware. Youshould be able to get a pretty good overclock out of that chip. something like 3ghz+.
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Im not planning upgrading soon, plus when i get a new comp its probably going to be a laptop, but besides the point so do you think it will die in 2 years time
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No, most of the time, the life span lost when overclocking is only a few years, out of the 20 years expected of a CPU. so unless you plan on keeping it 18 years, then you are good to go. Just check with the guys that are familiar with that exact chip, and they can tell you safe voltages and temps to go by.

I am sure somebody will post and tell you how far you can normally push that chip.
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Thanks alot, and i thought cpu's usually last 10 years, thanks for the insight
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Thanks alot, and i thought cpu's usually last 10 years, thanks for the insight
it all depends on who you ask, some say 10, 15, and 20. I think 20, just because I have 10 year old computers, that run perfect, and another that is pushing 13 years old and it runs perfectly. I have a computer pushing 11 years old and it is running windows 7.

but either way you look at it, you probably aren't even pushing that CPU into the 10 year mark, so it isn't a big deal.
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Cpu's dont come with an expiry date , you put too much heat and voltage into the chip and it will degrade after time and might eventually stop working .

If you have good cooling and are under intels spec for max voltage , the chip will last forever .

cpu's die from heat or voltage , not cos its too old or close to its expiry date
    
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Cpu's dont come with an expiry date , you put too much heat and voltage into the chip and it will degrade after time and might eventually stop working .

If you have good cooling and are under intels spec for max voltage , the chip will last forever .

cpu's die from heat or voltage , not cos its too old or close to its expiry date
this is true, but they do wear out with normal use and will eventually fail. so you can say that a cpu will commonly last x number of years.
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lol i overclocked my thing .7 and i se no difference!
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Also this is going to be my first cpu overclock do you guys have suggestions cause im kinda worried of screwing stuff up, I did read some of the guides and some specific to my cpu, but im still a little worried
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