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lifespan/damage when overclocking

post #1 of 4
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hi,

i have a 2600k and have overclocked it to 4.5ghz @ 1.320.
ive seen around that overclocking can damage or shorten the life span depending on frequency and voltage.
will 4.5ghz do any of those two things to a 2600k when its ment for overclocking ?

i usualy have my pc on 14-16 hours a day, and will be getting more and more into video editing so i would like to keep it clocked.
do i have any reason to worry ?

cheers
post #2 of 4
Your voltage is well within what I would be happy with for 24/7 use. The overclock you have isn't even close to being dangerous. People run sandy at 5ghz quite frequently. Granted, they have to have pretty good chips to run it at 5ghz with a reasonable vcore. The main thing to worry about are temps. Just make sure you aren't exceeding 80 degrees, and you shouldn't damage anything. At most, you may notice CPU degradation as it ages. In other words, you might find you need more vcore to achieve the same clock speed.
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Probably not. Unless your temps are out of control, the chip will be obsolete long before any signs of degradation become apparent.
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Ok thanks for info, i have an H100 and temps are 40-44 idle 75-77 after 3 hours of prime95. that is on the lowest fan/pump speed.
its summer here and its hot in my room so come winter i would expect loose like 5-10 degrees.
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