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Is 90% Too Much For My Fan?

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I've overclocked my Athlon 3700+ from around 2.1 GHz to 2.44 GHz and kept it stable. I'm just using the standard heatsink and fan that came with the CPU. I've managed to keep the CPU temp down around 32C, but the fan is running at 90%. It's set standard to run at 60%. Will running my fan this high shorten its lifespan?
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no, im pretty sure fans dont care what speed they run at. They are rated at a certain speed and they can run at that speed fine.
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Running a fan at 100% is recomended for your cpu. It keeps it cooler. As for worring about the fan it will last about as long as it would last at 60%
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