Re: Does overclocking reduce the life of your CPU?
It will be severely outdated even long before it would eventually cease working. I've not seen a CPU croak either, unless it was overclocked and overvolted beyond even the extreme limits as mentioned earlier.
I have a Pentium III 700 MHz running at 933 MHz and 1.75V (default voltage is 1.65V) and it's still running fine in my fileserver 7.5 years after I built that rig.
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 - Core i7 860 2.8 GHz - 4GB PC10666 RAM - Samsung F1 1TB drive - 18x DVD RW - GeForce GTS 250 512MB (to be replaced) - Corsair HX750 - LianLi PC2110B case - Windows 7 64