Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Overclocked CPU lifespan
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Overclocked CPU lifespan

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I was wondering if overclocking significantly shortens the lifespan of CPUs.
Im just looking for a really vague percentage or what not just to get an idea.

I have an E5200 overclocked to 333 by 10.5 (originally 12.5 by 200) running at 1.368v.
I ran 6 hours of prime and the highest temperature it reached was 58 degrees and idles at about 32 degrees on both cores.

It doesnt have to be specific to my computer because im just looking for a general idea of how long the lifespan of my computer will be before it starts dropping.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
E5200 ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire HD 4770 1.75 TB 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 600W ModXstream HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
E5200 ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire HD 4770 1.75 TB 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 600W ModXstream HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
All CPUs are effected by Electromigration, and heat can shorten a CPUs lifespan as well. However, even overclocked, it's unlikely your CPU will suffer any adverse effects for years to come, probably the better part of a decade. A couple years down the road, your overclock might become unstable and you'll have to give it some more voltage or lower the clock, but you'll probably replace it before it becomes an issue.
Red Mage
(19 items)
 
M17x R2
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Extreme XFX R9 290X Team Xtreme Vulcan 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston Hyperx 120GB Western Digital Velociraptor Toshiba 7200RPM H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Karken G10 Windows 7 Professional LG Flatron IPS235 Razer Black Widow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Toughpower 850w NZXT Switch 810 Razer Naga Epic Fragmat 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster Z Audio Technica A700x Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920xm M17x R2 7970m Corsair 1600mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOS
480gb seagate 600 SSD 500GB Seagate 2.5 Windows 7 professional 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Mage
(19 items)
 
M17x R2
(7 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Extreme XFX R9 290X Team Xtreme Vulcan 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston Hyperx 120GB Western Digital Velociraptor Toshiba 7200RPM H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Karken G10 Windows 7 Professional LG Flatron IPS235 Razer Black Widow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Toughpower 850w NZXT Switch 810 Razer Naga Epic Fragmat 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster Z Audio Technica A700x Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920xm M17x R2 7970m Corsair 1600mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOS
480gb seagate 600 SSD 500GB Seagate 2.5 Windows 7 professional 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
If the normal life of a processor is 15 years, overclocking might drop that lifespan down to 14 years 50 weeks, or 14 years, etc.

In most cases, the processor will be far out of date / out of your hands / replaced long before an overclock has a chance to kill it.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
cool, thanks alot, i appreciate all your help =)
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
E5200 ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire HD 4770 1.75 TB 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 600W ModXstream HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
E5200 ASUS P5Q Pro Sapphire HD 4770 1.75 TB 
MonitorPowerCase
LG 22" 600W ModXstream HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
I still don't understand how i'm damaging my cpu

I'm running at less volts that the VID calls for and my temps are alot cooler than the stock cooler would run it at stock.

How am I damaging my cpu
post #6 of 6
Depends entirely on the severity of the overclock. Running at stock voltages should not lower the lifespan at all, and lowering voltages could increase it. That said, CPUs are supposed to have a lifespan of 10 years+ I doubt you'll care much for that shiny new CPU in 10 years time.

10 years ago Intel broke the 1Ghz mark with their P3. Would it be a tragedy if your P3 rig died today? Unlikely.
Refresh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 4 ghz MSI p55 GD65 HD7970 16GB 2000 MHZ Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
80GB Intel X25M SSD + WD 500GB Win 7 Ultimate Samsung 2243 PCP&C Silencer 610W 
Case
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
Refresh
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 4 ghz MSI p55 GD65 HD7970 16GB 2000 MHZ Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
80GB Intel X25M SSD + WD 500GB Win 7 Ultimate Samsung 2243 PCP&C Silencer 610W 
Case
Custom 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Overclocked CPU lifespan