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If I were to overclock this thing to say, 4ghz, how will this affect my cpu's lifespan? As in, will it die alot faster than if it were on stock settings? The reason I ask is because this cpu NEED's to last atleast 1-3 years before I consider upgrading again, as I don't hav much money at all. If 4ghz is too much, how far can I go, and what voltage will be safe for my needs? I know it varies between cpus, but I just thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Forgot to mention my temps are very good I have a good cooler
    
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If I were to overclock this thing to say, 4ghz, how will this affect my cpu's lifespan? As in, will it die alot faster than if it were on stock settings? The reason I ask is because this cpu NEED's to last atleast 1-3 years before I consider upgrading again, as I don't hav much money at all. If 4ghz is too much, how far can I go, and what voltage will be safe for my needs? I know it varies between cpus, but I just thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Forgot to mention my temps are very good I have a good cooler
You should be fine, as long as you keep the temps in check and your using reasonable volts to reach that 4ghz oc.

Other than that though, your cpu should last at least 3 years, or until the next time you upgrade.
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Anything above a Vcore of 1.40+ is too much, as long as temps are fine... the processor will last a number of years.
 
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If you can keep the voltage under 1.4V, The more volts the faster the degradation. Most people will have bought a new CPU before this starts happening.
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