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if i got a 1.8ghz amd64 and overclocked it to a 3500 (whatever is 2-2.2ghz) how long would i be able to run this chip with cooling that never let it go past...lets say 45

because i have heard the chips only last about 2 years and they are dead.

of course i don't plan on overclocking when i get the cpu....i'll let it run stock for about a year, then once it slows me down, i'll juice it up

so yeah how long would it live?
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You'll have long since replaced the processor before it fails. Modern processors have an expected lifetime of 120,000 continuous hours, if I remember correctly that's about 13 years of 24/7 nonstop operation...
    
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And why wouldn't you overclock it once you got it?
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
You'll have long since replaced the processor before it fails. Modern processors have an expected lifetime of 120,000 continuous hours, if I remember correctly that's about 13 years of 24/7 nonstop operation...
Even if overclocking shaves off 10 years ( which I don't think it does), chances are you wont have the same processor for 3 years.
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you might but the max I'd say you'd use a procesor for is 5 years and even after overclocking it will easily last that long (unlessed overclocked constantly on Phase change and pushing insane limits
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you might but the max I'd say you'd use a procesor for is 5 years and even after overclocking it will easily last that long (unlessed overclocked constantly on Phase change and pushing insane limits
well whats the point of having phase change unless you have it overclocked ridiculously for a long time 24/7??
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