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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Everything I have read is OC'ed CPU's have 2-3 less years of life, and CPU's should last 8-10 years. AS said above, you will more liely be replacing the CPU/entire system due to wanting newer stuff before it "burns out".
Where did you get those numbers? Everything that I have read has CPUs lasting 10+ years.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
lol but who on here really uses there computer for more then 2-3 years lol
thats the thing we are gamers.
For most of us it is not an issue, but as he pointed out above, if building a rig for family or friends, they may keep it for 8-10 years easily, so life is an issue.
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If you stay under the max SAFE voltage and have a good cooler to keep the cpu within the specified temp range, I really doubt the oc will shorten the lifespan much at all because you are only using the chip how it was made to run.

If you go crazy and use higher voltages, its a different story.
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We have a Barton 2400+ that's in a file server, HIGHLY OC'd, on 24\\7... runs like a champ.
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i have a pentium setup from 1998 that was overclocked to 266mhz and its still running lol.
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Right, and am I correct in stating that a 10-15% increase in vCore is acceptible for today's CPU's? These are values I see many users choosing, and I'm wondering if they've produced long-term success or early failure.

I'm also concerned with other parts, not just the CPU. Are the lifetimes of the motherboard, RAM, and/or PSU equally impervious to any harmful effects of an overclock? These parts seem to fail more often than the CPU, and I'm wondering how much of that (if any) is due to the overclock. Does anyone have any good articles on the subject?
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