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Will overclocking significantly reduce the life of my PC?
11-30-2014, 02:30 PM,
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Will overclocking significantly reduce the life of my PC?
I know OCing gives you more bang for your buck if done properly, but will it make my pc have a shorter lifespan?
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11-30-2014, 04:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-30-2014, 06:54 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Will overclocking significantly reduce the life of my PC?
Overclocking does put more stress on your components, but whether or not it severely reduces it's life span really depends on how much you are actually pushing that specific part.

The best thing to do is to look up an overclocking guide for whatever it is you want to overclock and see the guidelines. Many of them go into detail on what they consider a safe overclock is. Voltage is probably the most important when it comes to reducing the life span.
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12-01-2014, 02:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-01-2014, 02:08 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Will overclocking significantly reduce the life of my PC?
As long as you keep voltage and temperatures within a safe range, overclocking won't reduce the lifespan of the components. I've had overclocked CPUs in my workstations running for years without issues.
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