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CPU lifespan?????

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Maxvla

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Jun 26, 2002
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OKC
most cpu's are obsolete before they die. i would guess typical lifespan is about 10-15 years under normal conditions. probly chop a good 1/4 to 1/3 off if overclocked.
 

FIZZ3

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Jun 27, 2002
Location
NL, Europe
Or count on 10 years and chop it in half. You're at 2/5th of your cpu's life... and that is probably a pessimistic estimate. =)
 

doer

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Dec 9, 2001
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EU, Finland
If u've a proper cooling with such a mild overclock your cpu should be obsolete before it dies (as others have replied). Though with 148fsb (37Mhz pci-bus) you might kill like your hdd or other pci-devices in the long run.
 

Jola

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Sep 6, 2002
I've actually never seen a CPU chip die of old age - they just seem to go on forever.

As far as I know, the 8086 on my first computer, an Olivetti M24 is still going, and my AST 386/20C (1989) is counting oranges on a farm. Some of the components had to be replaced, however - but more due to obsolescence than due to failure.