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Can a 2500k be run at 4.5 and maintain life longevity?

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I'm currently running 4.2Ghz right now and considered bumping up to 4.5 but I need this CPU to maintain its lifespan as long as possible. I do realize that any overclocking is going to put stress on components but are we talking a major difference in longevity going from 4.2 to 4.5? Thanks guys! smile.gif
post #2 of 8
Major difference, no.

Technically if you increase cpu voltage/temps go up, the process of degradation is faster, but in this case, faster is a big word. 4.5ghz is a mild oc, if you're below 1.4v, your CPU can easily last you a decade if you keep it properly cooled and do your maintenance (dusting, replacing TIM)

If anything, the motherboard/psu would crap out before the CPU lol
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I run my i5 at 4.7Ghz all day. It never gets above 75C. So long as your temps are good, you should be fine.thumb.gif
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I'm pretty sure some people on this site were release day adopters and have been running at > 4.5ghz for 24/7 since then. Everytime I see a thread about Sandy Bridge 'degradation' it always turns out to be some other problem than the actual cpu.How many years will it last? Who can say for sure. But it's likely it will outlive it's usefulness.
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I run my i5 at 4.7Ghz all day. It never gets above 75C. So long as your temps are good, you should be fine.thumb.gif

Great. Aright now its not breaking 55c at 4.2
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technically no cuz when u increase voltage, u also increase the process of degradation but by the time the cpu has died assuming u keep it steady for years for its life span that cpu wud probably be generations old. It wud be a great great great great great great great great grandpa lol biggrin.gif
    
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Quote:
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Great. Aright now its not breaking 55c at 4.2

Yeah man, mine runs 4.9 Ghz 24/7 since it came out. 1.48 vcore too.

Just keep it cool and you'll be fine.
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Yeah. I ran my 2500k at 4.5GHz 24/7 for a long time at 1.32v, and temps never went above 65 degrees with a Hyper 212+ in push/pull. That's barely above stock voltage and will make almost no difference in the life of the chip. Even at 1.4v and 4.6/4.7GHz your chip would last pretty long, to the point where you would have upgraded anyway.
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