questions on o/c cpu's stressing
How much does o/c stress cpu's and lower life?
The more o/c,the worse for the cpu?
Moreover,if u revert from an o/c'ed system to default and overclock again,when its needed, do u lower your cpu's life?
more or less than keeping it continuously o/ced?
thanx in advance!
Apparently lowering your CPUs temp by 10 will double its life. If the same math holds up, increasing it by 10 will half the life.
However one thing I've never read anywhere is what is the normal un-overclocked life expectancy of a CPU.
In the log term, a thing called electromigration can occur which will damage any silicon based circuit.
unless youre overcclocking to insane levels, chances are youre gonna buy a new PC before the processor burns out
Re: questions on o/c cpu's stressing
Last edited by ChadWiK; 10-18-2003 at 05:52 PM.
there is no way to know how much your card *edit: or chip* will be hurt by overclocking, just keep it relatively sane.
its kind of like the half life of a substance, there is a 50 50 chance that within the half life, that it will decay at all, and no way to predict if it will happen.
you may or may not get a chip that will clock well, and you may or may not get one that will run for centuries.
chances are, that it will burn out after youve already upgraded.
just dont go willy nilly with voltage and make sure temp is decent.
you should increase the overclock in baby steps, but reverting to normal and then oc'd shouldnt hurt.
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