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I know this is a very "noob" question, and probly asked one million times before, but with going away to school and all, and soon having no money for anything else, I was wondering what the life expectancy of my C2D would be. It is an E6600 at 3.4ghz 24/7. With a Tuniq over its head it idles around 28 and loads below 60 I believe. (possibly 55ish, though it never hits full load except during benchies)

What would be the estimated life expectancy of this proc? I hope that I won't have it in 2 years time, seeing as there will be much better, but just in case i want some opinions on it. Thanks for any input.

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as long as you're not feeding it too much voltage, is should last a while. If handled nicely, processors are one of the longest lasting components in a computer.
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There's too many factors to be considered. C2Ds haven't been out long enough to have them start dying on people here and there. Try to keep your temperatures below 50 C for 24/7 and you should get at least 2-3 years, if not more. You won't be using that CPU by then, so no worries.
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There's too many factors to be considered. C2Ds haven't been out long enough to have them start dying on people here and there. Try to keep your temperatures below 50 C for 24/7 and you should get at least 2-3 years, if not more. You won't be using that CPU by then, so no worries.
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post #5 of 11
2-3 years is really nothing, I'm sure that they will live 5 years at least. Hell, we have a 7 years old Socket 478 Pentium 4 which is one of the hottest and most power consumming CPU and it's still running strong OCed and voltage increased.
    
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5-10 years at least ive never had a cpu die on me they just seem to keep pushing on
    
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I built my girlfriend a new rig for Christmas. Her old computer had a Socket 7 Pentium 90MHz CPU that's 13 years old - and it's still running like a "champ". It's a 600nm chip!! ^_^
    
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post #8 of 11
It should last. My old K6-2 lasted for 7 years until i blew it up with a botched overclock. Like a seriously botched overclock lol, i also learnt to not put your hand on the heatsink while its on lol.
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post #9 of 11
The thing that will hurt your chip the most, will be high voltage. Do not go over max spec.

But from what you listed temp, your chip could last 10 years as long as your voltage isn't crazy. What is your voltage anyhow?

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my voltage is according to speed fan is about 1.41 on idle, and on full load it is 1.38 (voltage drop there ) Doesn't seem too high to me.
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