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How long will my cpu last when overclocked?

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3 years ago#11
You'll still hit a thermal wall before a voltage one. That, or wreck your motherboard's VRMs.
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3 years ago#12
Im pretty sure CPUs can last an upwards of 30+ years. unless you dawgs mean 10 year lifespan if the pc was on 24/7 for 10 years

You're probably right, but who's going to be using a CPU for 30 years? In relevance to the topic, I'm pretty sure the TC is only worried if he's going to burn his processor out in the next few months to few years. It'll likely be far, far away in 10 years, let alone 30.
3 years ago#13
Yeah, I just want it to last a few years before my next upgrade
3 years ago#14
As long as the heat and voltage levels are within the standards it won't affect it's usable life, and by that I mean you'd be due for an upgrade long before the processor died on you.
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