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I have G0 so there should be more room.

Mine is still running at 2.4 using Tuniq and it's only hitting 40 at the moment. 50 was only hypothetical. I wanted to learn a bit about theory before doing OC'ing.

Sounds like if it stays below 50 on my G0, whatever clock I end up should be more than sufficient in the long run.

I don't think I will be running this PC for 10 years, but I do have a history of running good PCs for 6+ years. In fact, the one I replaced with Q6600 was 6 years old (OC'ed AthlonXP pre-Barton with 1GB RAM) and it was still useful.
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I have G0 so there should be more room.

Mine is still running at 2.4 using Tuniq and it's only hitting 40 at the moment. 50 was only hypothetical. I wanted to learn a bit about theory before doing OC'ing.

Sounds like if it stays below 50 on my G0, whatever clock I end up should be more than sufficient in the long run.

I don't think I will be running this PC for 10 years, but I do have a history of running good PCs for 6+ years. In fact, the one I replaced with Q6600 was 6 years old (OC'ed AthlonXP pre-Barton with 1GB RAM) and it was still useful.
Technically if you stay under 70* (according to Intel) it'll be fine. But, just to be on the safe side, try not to let it go over 60* or so with a full load on it.
    
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Heat, frequency, thermal shock, and time on all effect the life span of a CPU. Heat and frequency do exponential damage as you reach the extremes. 50C at 3GHz isn't that bad.
Just high frequencies can slowly damage a chip...but unless you keep your hardware as long as I keep mine, you shouldn't have to worry. My chip is just now starting to show signs of being tired of 2.7ghz, and it never goes over 40C... Your chip is in no danger.
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keeping a 55-60 LOAD temp OC is fine, your psu will probably quit first,

i was under the impression that volts killed a cpu faster than MHZ
    
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keeping a 55-60 LOAD temp OC is fine, your psu will probably quit first,

i was under the impression that volts killed a cpu faster than MHZ
They do. Run a two-year-old chip at the bleeding edge for that chip when it was new, however, and the MHz will kill it. Mine's no longer stable at 2.7 without running 1.8Vcore, so I've turned it down for now...><
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keeping a 55-60 LOAD temp OC is fine, your psu will probably quit first,

i was under the impression that volts killed a cpu faster than MHZ
I have 4 PCs. The most powerful one is mine. Second one is "family" PC. 3rd one is my elder child's. Last one is my youngest daughter's. Everytime I upgrade mine, there is a trickling effect. Whatever components I can bring down to the next step I do.

For kids, I buy new case each time so that they "feel" its a new PC.

This is why I keep PCs for 6+ years even though I am upgrading mine every 2 years or so. Last thing I want to do is to overdrive and kill CPU in 2 years.

Downside to all this is, whenever I upgrade my PC, that's about 25% of the total work... I have to upgrade 3 more PCs after that, not to mention reformating all HDs and reinstalling all software...
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i use the same "tricle down" theory. new parts go into my pc, and when i upgrade the old parts go into my htpc and that replaced parts goes into my wife's pc.

since amd is providing a decent upgrade path with the am2/am2+/am3 sockets and cpus, my wife soulkd have a phenom sometime within the next 2-3 years lol
    
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