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Old 01-24-08, 01:51 PM   #10
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Default Re: Does overclocking reduce the life of your CPU?

People that say overclocking reduces the life of a PC are just repeating what they've heard somewhere, but nobody has actually had it happen to them.

Now, electromigration, where a combination of excessive current AND heat, is very common, but is mostly due to using too much voltage to reach your overclock, and cooling won't really help. Even then, what usually happens is a certain overclock is no longer stable, but the component still works.
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