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Is it harmful to switch back and forth between OC settings?

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I reached stable over-clocks on my Q6600 of 3.2 Ghz (400x9) and 3.6Ghz (450x8) but I don't run them 24/7. I run stock settings almost all the time, and then when I want to play COD4 or do something else that I know will be intensive I will go up to one of my over-clocks. Also, I over-clocked my video card but I only run the OC setting when playing COD4. Otherwise, I run it at stock settings with fan at 60%.

So is this ok? I have never really seen any information as to whether or not this puts extra strain on the components. Am I causing excessive wear by not running the same clock settings all the time?
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Nope. You're fine.
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Sounds fine to me... It's actually better for the lifespan of your components to only run them overclocked when you need the extra performance.
    
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