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Old 01-25-08, 12:19 PM   #19
Bman212121
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Default Re: Does overclocking reduce the life of your CPU?

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Originally Posted by Amuro
According to the follwing, CPU's failure increase is a direct function of the number of thermal cycles and the change in temperature above ambient. So in addition to heat, turning the computer on and off also reduces CPU life.

http://www.overclockers.com/tips30/
That is a very good read. So theoretically if you could keep the temps lower an OC'ed processor with a high end cooler could last longer than a stock processor on a stock cooler.
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