Re: Does overclocking reduce the life of your CPU?
This isn't an exact science. Noone knows, really, how long a given overclock will affect any individual part over x period of time. It's just a guess.
I've seen a video card that overclocked fine for six months begin to fail at what was once a stable set of clocks. Back to stock and it was OK. Heat was not an issue at all. It just up and decided one day that it had enough. This isn't necessarily a common occurrence - but it certainly does happen. And it can happen to any part that is pushed past specs.