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4.2Ghz i7 950 lifetime on these settings?

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Hello I currently have my i7 950 OCed to 4.2 ghz with these settings in bios:

21x multi
200mhz BCLCK
3200mhz uncore
1.325 vcore
1.35 QPI
800mhz DRAM freq
2:8 FSB/DRAM
1.66 DRAM bus voltage
9-9-9-24-2t TIMINGS
LLC ON
HT OFF
C1E, SPEEDSTEP, TURBO: OFF
SPREAD SPECTRUM(S): OFF

my temps at MAX PRIME LARGEFFT: 77/74/76/74
and they are never at that temp as i use my pc for entertainment purposes only so the highest ive seen them is 65/63/65/62 and thats when im playing bf3 or crysis2 or something.

I have been looking around but the general consensus seems to be very biased on whether or not these settings would indeed decrease my cpu's life even tho temps are good. please post ur opinion even if it is critical id greatly appreciate it. THANKS!
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Looks PERFECT!!! How long did you run prime?
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Those settings are fine, that chip will run until its outdated and you buy a new one
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
Looks PERFECT!!! How long did you run prime?
Agreed.

Until the 950 is considered a P4
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it always the people that don't OC that say that it will decrease your lifespan but I am beginning to suspect it is because they are jealous that they are stuck at stock in theory Overclocking and making your cpu run faster means that for every second it is on the transistors in it must switch on and off more times. Transistors like mechanical switches have a finite number of switching cycles. So if you switch faster it will use up that finite amount faster but this number is somewhere in the quintillion of cycles so by the time you reach that number that chip will be many generations obsolete.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
Looks PERFECT!!! How long did you run prime?
i ran prime small fft overnight 2 days ago which was about 16 hours flawless. but i just started a prime large fft a this mroning which went for about 1 hour then i got a d1 bsod so i upped qpi from 1.325 to 1.35 and dram bus voltage from 1.65 to 1.66 and its been good for about 4.5 hours till now.

AND TO THE REST OF YOU:

thats what i thought i just got paranoid when i failed the large fft and had to up dram bus voltage to 1.66, which led to me finding some posts of people being paranoid about it too, which got me more paranoid, and so i just wanted to hear from some veterans. I thank you all.
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