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Can a cpu stable Overclock become unstable overtime?

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Hi!

I was wondering if cpu overclock became unstable overtime ...
I have i7 870 and I overclocked it to 3.8 GHz with 1.26 voltage (Auto)
I did 100 runs of IBT on High & 32 Threads and it was stable @ 67-75 Degrees ...

And I want this cpu to live with me at least for the upcoming 3-5 years...
so any one can help me if that oc is safe, and weather or not it will degrade the processors life severely...?

thanks in advance !
and I am very sorry if my english is suffering ..!
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yes it can, as the psu and motherboard degrade voltages fluctuate and can cause you to lower the OC. Also if you dont keep your CPU cooler clean temps will rise, again causing you to lower your OC. Also over time (this take a very long time) the CPU itself will degrade.
    
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ok thanks for the help dude
you answered an important part of my question, but I am still wondering If I am on the safe side or not?? is 3.8 GHz too high for that processor?

waiting for more opinions & suggestions ..!
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
ok thanks for the help dude
you answered an important part of my question, but I am still wondering If I am on the safe side or not?? is 3.8 GHz too high for that processor?

waiting for more opinions & suggestions ..!
3.8is pretty average really
    
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post #5 of 10
That's not a question that anyone can truly answer. You're at conservative clocks and volts, and low temp, but how your board lasts is up to fate/PSU, and how your PSU lasts is usually dependent on it's quality.

You have the best chances if you have a high quality PSU. Not necessarily high power, but high quality. You're better off with a $90 600W than a $60 900W. If you have one of the $38 500W, that will likely be the weak point.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
You have the best chances if you have a high quality PSU. Not necessarily high power, but high quality. You're better off with a $90 600W than a $60 850W. If you have one of the $38 500W, that will likely be the weak point.
To be more specific 2thache is talking about ripple. High quality psu's generally have less ripple and will allow for better OC's and less hardware degradation.
post #7 of 10
Yes, it can, but it takes a very long time, but depends on clocks and quality etc.
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Also, installing new components may cause the OC to be unstable. But it looks like your at a good OC with some good temps I wouldn't worry too much about it!
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post #9 of 10
my i7 is 4220MHZ at 1.325V.

High quality RIIE and TT 1200W PSU along with a megashadow cooler.

so my system is ready for Extreme overclock's...

degredation is simply slowed. not avoided.
    
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WOW, OMG!!
I don't know what I have to say !

you where ALL very helpful to me.... thanks ALOT people ...
this is maybe the first time on my life I got these amount of replies that fast XD
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