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How much will overclocking shorten CPU life?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dsmartuk, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. dsmartuk

    Associate

    Joined: 20 Feb 2010

    Posts: 5

    I have a I7 920 D0 and Gigabyte ex58-ud5 and it came pre overclocked to 4.0ghz 191 x 21. I've updated my bios and am now able to achieve higher speeds i.e. 4.2ghz (200x21)

    I was just wondering by how much am I shortening the life of the CPU by running it this high, and what is a sensible speed to have this board and CPU overclocked to?

    Many thanks
     
  2. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,491

    Location: N.Devon

    You're only really shortening it if you run extreme volts and/or run it hot. I've always overlocked my CPU's and have never had one die.