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Hi i was just wondering how much damage does having your cpu set to very speeds do to the cpu.

I know high voltages are not good for them or any other electrical part but what does high speeds do to them?

Thanks in advance and will give out reps for good answers.
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High speeds do not normally kill anything. Voltages and heat are usually the killers to our parts.
    
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High speeds do not normally kill anything. Voltages and heat are usually the killers to our parts.
Agreed with MR KROGOTH
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Agreed with MR KROGOTH
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If it's just pure clock speeds, then no. But if it's voltages, then yes.

The only time I would see something die from too much speed would be a human on a vechicle.

or old people if they go too fast *if you know what I mean*
    
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OK then that helps me understand a bit better.
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It's actually the heat created from voltage that causes the problems. Don't get me wrong, you can definately fry components with too much voltage, but if volts are in a safe range, its the heat thats the killer.

High temps and electronics are not a good combo. Especially the cycling from hot to cold temps will shorten the lifespan of electronics. This is why some people leave their pc's on 24/7. I turn mine off when not in use (like when I goto work) to save on electricity. If I didn't have to pay the bill, I would probably leave it on all the time.
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