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Overclocked CPU's, estimated life??? say E6400 at 3ghz?

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  1. Jaffar21 New Member

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    ok so wats a Overclocked CPU's, estimated life??? say E6400 at 3ghz?

    or if u want to take extream overclocking a E6400 at 3.8ghz (this is for

    example)so pretty much overclocked to the max while still stable how long do u

    think they'll last before they jst die(years,months,days?)?

    so jst generally 2 questions kinda

    1. ok so wats a Overclocked CPU's, estimated life for a modirate overclock say a

    E6400 at 3ghz

    2. and second a Overclocked CPU's, estimated life for a extreame overclock max

    until unstable say somewhere between 3.4ghz-3.8ghz(depending on ur cpu)
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    Id say its about 20-25% less than non oc'd. Provided it has decent cooling, it could last the life of a non oc'd one or longer
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    I've never seen a CPU die because of overclocking, if it happens it won't happen without increasing the Vcore. (Northwoods for example are known to die when you give them over 1.7V) It's pretty safe.
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    Years assuming proper cooling. By the time it dies from overclocking the processor will long be obsolete.
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    ditto, unless you're overvolting like crazy
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    What if it was overvolted like crazy but using a phase changer ?

    And what is considered decent cooling? Is a zalman 9500 decent? Then a zalman 9700 considered good?
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    I have had many CPUs die without too much vcore, and decent cooling within 2 years
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    no too much vcore no matter what cooling will kill it its stress on the physicall parts.
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    I've never had a cpu die on me yet. The following cpu's have been used for F@H, so therefore run at full load for hundreds of hours at a time.

    P4 640 (3.2ghz prescot) @ 4.9ghz 1.7v
    PD 805 (2.66ghz Smithfield) @ 4ghz 1.7v (200w TDP :eek:)
    C2D e6400 (2.13ghz Conroe) @ 3.6ghz 1.48v

    All were used with pretty high-end water cooling. 1.7v is the max of the motherboard. The vDroop mod was done for the P4 and PD, because they used to pull an insane amount of power.

    I've actually got through more motherboards than cpu's!
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    good info on the 6400. i've been pondering this same question.

    i run mine at 3.6ghz 24/7 with vcore of 1.46v or so and have done so for about three months with nary a hiccup; don't fold or anything. temps are always around 38C idle and 54C orthos load. although, i've noticed when doing my daily work (video rendering, etc. ... loads never exceed 44C or so).

    hope to use this chip at least till next years tax time ...
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    When the CPU dies/heats up too much does that mean you'd have to replace the motherboard aswell ?
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    i did hear that the estimated designed life span of a cpu is 7 years...........so u go ahead and oc, can you imagine what cpu's will be like in 7 years time.
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    Well if it dies from overheating, it might or might not take the motherboard with it.
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    Okay, so ... lets say you had a good TEC/Watercooling system on the processor. It was 60% overclocked. It's been 3 years and the processor had died(let's pretend we are pyshic -- 100% sure that it was the processor will not let the MOBO boot), the temps never went over 60°C on full load over the 3 years.

    Will you need to replace the motherboard?

    In other words, overheating and a stressed out CPU from overclocking is different right ?
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    cooling is only one part of it
    increased voltage causes increased electromigration

    from wiki
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    Phew.

    Didn't understand most of the terms from that article, ICs.. huh ? what ? lol
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    integrated circuits

    eg - cpu

    basically they are a silicon wafer with conductive circuitboards printed/stamped onto them

    and they arnt saying its rare. theyr saying that it happens LESS at stock volts...and we arnt talkin about stock volts
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    hey

    im basin this on all systems if oc.ed ever since the start i bin going by the 50c rule or 40c for me

    barton 3000+ 2.1gh 1.6v [ran 2.6gh at 2.2v for over a year fighting to keep under 45c] still running that cpu but is now comp #2 at 2.4gh lil cooler at 1.9v

    allso 2 identical p4.s put toghther a p4 2.8gh 533fsb dident want 800fps for oc.ing resons an a asus p4 se800 i865 chip set
    [both comps ar running 3.6gh full time under 45c onne is running a zalman cpns? 7000 the other the stock heat sink an fan modded by me now can hit 6500rpm @100%in bios istead of like 2500rpm only 1 of theas boards needed mods to ceep it cool the one with the zalman 7000
    that tall heat sink dosent do shit for board cooling but that stick intel fan at 6500rpm does bit nosie thow hes using speed fan to up fan speed with cpu heat [both theas p4.s have bin runnen 3.6gh for just over 2 years] both guys have bin threw 3 or so psu.s they keep buying the cheap ones

    things cant rilly cook if they dont get hot enuf

    i normaly set up the system stock [what ever system it may be ] run a looping demo an tuch ever chip i see on video\board\evin sound an lan chips any that hit 45c or over bare i heat sink may just be one fin off a small heat sink for small chips but helps alot

    the biggest thing that makes me laph is hard core water cooled systems with little no air flow or any board mods yeah the cpu is cool but i bet the board is cookin away

    evin systems i get in at work that have bin runnen stock for 2 years alot of them look pritty chrispy nice broun tan marks an so on [south brige chips ar most comen rite now for burning that if seen] ther getting better at the mof set.s i still see a few thow evin a few 775.s allready 1 ati chip set board r200 i think or c200 south brige went no heat sink
    an 2 intel boards both made by intel 1 was i915 the other 975 both mof sets crispyed

    if seen un modded p3 board mof sets get hot enuf to like powderize just crumble apart when tuched an 2 cases of red glowing parts on a running system one was a gigabyte via kt400 socket a board memory power chip i think but still ran with the chip glowing an a ati 9700 i saw a wile ago one of the video codec chips was glowing agean card still worked evin thow theas chip look white burnt after shut down [both not my comps :)]

    [if only ever killed 1 cpu it was from retarded cpu volts i was havin fun 1.7v celiron 1000mh tryen 1600mh at 3.2v i guess 2.8v was max lol]

    an i had an fx5200 die from static i think just put it in one day an it was dead [vary raly do i have parts just die on me other then hd.s]

    i have yeat to have any of my krazaly modded vid cards come back

    i try not to sell my boards that have my krazy mods on them [sorry for my speeling guys]

    knowin my luck thed try usen the volt mods an so on with stock air or sumthin allthow some of my mods could take it a bit

    i hope i helped some how
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    the scary thing is that you edited the article and i still cant read it :roll:

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